Michelle Douskey

Senior Lecturer
UC Berkeley


I have developed many general chemistry active learning resources including a partially flipped set of classroom activities for general chemistry and quantitative analysis.   I am very involved with faculty professional development on this campus and beyond.  I have been facilitating the Lecturer Teaching Fellows Program since 2011.  Each year 8-10 lecturers from all disciplines are selected to participate in this year-long project-based workshop.  We meet monthly to discuss current approaches to pedagogy.  More recently I have become involved in a faculty development program, NSF-IUSE (#1626624) to promote active learning and flipped classrooms in STEM disciplines.  This program, Transforming College Teaching: Statewide Implementation of the Faculty Learning Program to Improve STEM Undergraduate Teaching and Learning was developed by colleagues at the Lawrence Hall of Science. I am co-facilitating a cohort of STEM faculty from UC-Berkeley and Diablo Valley College and another cohort that spans the UC-system.  This year long program covers the theory and practice of active learning and culminates in classroom observations and feedback for each participant.

I have also co-developed a green chemistry lab  curriculum for general and analytical chemistry.  The goals of the labs are to build engagement through real-worl applications and to promote a more sustainable future.


UC Berkeley UC Riverside UC Santa Barbara UC Santa Cruz HHMI