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Maria Oliver-Hoyo

Professor and Associate Dean for Academic Affairs

Pronouns: (She, Her)

Broughton Hall 3211


Research Description

The design and development of resources for chemistry instruction requires a strong background in chemistry and a rigorous educational perspective in order to assess their impact on the processes of instruction and learning. Our research focuses on the visualization of chemical phenomena from a variety of angles including the promotion of spatial-perceptual skills, pedagogies to effectively build knowledge integration, development of representational competency, and the use of manipulatives/models to facilitate conceptual understanding.


Ph.D., Drexel University (1999)
M.S., Georgetown University (1983)
B.S., University of Puerto Rico (1981)