David Gardner

David Gardner

  • Professor of Chemistry, Department of Physical Sciences
  • Faculty, College of Science & Mathematics
SC 311 Science Building
Education

Ph.D., Purdue University (2002) 
M.S., Purdue University (2000)
B.S., Carnegie Mellon University (1994)

Publications

Refereed Articles 

  • Dukes III, A. D., Pitts, C. D., Kapingidza, A. B., Gardner, D. E., & Layland, R. C. (2018).  Comparison of the observed size-dependent melting point of CdSe nanocrystals to theoretical predictions.   European Journal of Chemistry.
  • Gardner, D. E. & Dukes, A. D. (2017).  An Unconventional Approach to Procedural Development in Analytical Chemistry using Food Coloring and Absorption Spectroscopy.   The Chemical Educator, 22, 208-211.
  • Gardner, D. E., Patel, B. R., Hernandez, V., & Dukes, A. D. (2014).  Investigation of the Origin of the Diet Soda Geyser Reaction.   The Chemical Educator.
  • Choi, K., Gardner, D. E., Hilbrandt, N., & Bein, T. (1999).  Combinatorial methods for the synthesis of aluminophosphate molecular sieves.   Angewandte Chemie International Edition, 38, 2891-2894.

Refereed Proceedings 

  • Gardner, D. E. & Dukes III, A. D. (2016).  Student Perceptions of Laboratory Safety.   Upstate Research Symposium, 12, 14-16.
  • Gardner, D. E., Buckner, O. J., & Pitts, C. (2015).  Solvation Effects for Caffeine in Organic Solvents.   Upstate Research Symposium.
  • Gardner, D. E., Dukes, A. D., & Patel, B. (2014).  Investigation of the Origin of the Diet Coke and Mentos Reaction.   Upstate Research Symposium.
  • Gardner, D. E. & Arcaro, D. L. (2007).  Hard Machinability of Gray Iron.   Southeast Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society.
  • Gardner, D. E. (2012).  Critical thinking in the chemistry curriculum.   Biennial Conference on Chemical Education.

Books, Monographs, Compilations, Manuals 

Book

  • Gardner, D. E. (2018).  Engaging Students in Physical Chemistry.   (Editor)

Chapters, Cases, Readings, Supplements 

Chapter

  • Gardner, D. E. (2018). Task, design, and strategies for engagement: Enhancing your teaching. In David Gardner and Craig Teague (Eds.), Engaging Students in Physical Chemistry.  
  • Gardner, D. E. & Bodner, G. M. (2007). Chapter 9: Existence of a Problem-Solving Mindset among Students Taking Quantum Mechanics and Its Implications. In Ellison, M. D.; Schoolcraft, T. A. (Ed.), Advances in Teaching Physical Chemistry (pp. 155-176). Oxford University Press [A]. 
  • Bodner, G. M., Gardner, D. E., & Briggs, M. (2005). Chapter 6: Models and Modeling. In Pienta, N. J., Cooper, M. M., Greenbowe, T. J. (Ed.), Chemists' Guide to Effective Teaching (pp. 67-76). Prentice Hall [C]. 
Presentations

Presentations of Refereed Papers 

National

  • Delach, D. L., Dukes, A. D., & Gardner, D. E. (2016, August). Environmental chemistry incorporation into the freshman general chemistry lab.   Biennial Conference on Chemical Education, Greeley, Colorado.
  • Dukes, A. D. & Gardner, D. E. (2016, August). Unconventional approach to procedural development in analytical chemistry.   Biennial Conference on Chemical Education, Greeley, Colorado.
  • Gardner, D. E. & Dukes, A. D. (2016, August). Perceptions of student safety.   Biennial Conference on Chemical Education, Greeley, Colorado.
  • Gardner, D. E. (2016, August). A strategy for engaging students: Encouraging mental ownership.   Biennial Conference on Chemical Education, Greeley, Colorado.
  • Gardner, D. E. (2014, August). Task and design: Thinking about old labs in new ways.   Biennial Conference on Chemical Education, Allendale, Michigan.
  • Gardner, D. E., Dukes, A. D., & Patel, B. (2014, August). Investigation of the Origin of the Diet Coke and Mentos Reaction.   Biennial Conference on Chemical Education, Allendale, Michigan.
  • Gardner, D. E. (2014, August). An update on the problem-solving mindset: Thoughts and observations from the trenches.   Biennial Conference on Chemical Education, Allendale, Michigan.
  • Gardner, D. E. & Buckner, O. J. (2014, August). Developing an undergraduate research project: Making a left turn at Caffeine.   Biennial Conference on Chemical Education, Allendale, Michigan.
  • Gardner, D. E. (2012, July). Critical thinking in the chemistry curriculum.   Biennial Conference on Chemical Education, State College, Pennsylvania.

Regional

  • Dukes, A. D., Gardner, D. E., & Patel, B. R. (2013). Investigation of the Origin of the Mentos and Diet Coke Reaction.   Southern Atlantic Coast Section of the American Association of Physics Teachers, Greenville, South Carolina.
  • Gardner, D. E. & Arcaro, D. L. (2007, October). Hard Machinability of Gray Iron.   Southeast Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society, Greenville, South Carolina.

State

  • Gardner, D. E., Dukes, A. D., & Patel, B. (2014). Investigation of the Origin of the Diet Coke and Mentos Reaction.   Upstate Research Symposium, Spartanburg, South Carolina.

Presentations of Non-Refereed Papers 

International

  • Gardner, D. E. (2018, March). Revisiting the problem-solving mindset: Reflections from the classroom.   255th ACS National Meeting, New Orleans, Louisiana.

Local

  • Gardner, D. E., Dukes, A. D., & Patel, B. (2014, April). Investigation of the Origin of the Diet Coke and Mentos Reaction.   Western Carolinas Section of the American Chemical Society Meeting, Greenville, South Carolina.
  • Dukes, A. D. & Gardner, D. E. (2014). Investigation of the Origin of the Diet Coke and Mentos Reaction.   Lander University Faculty Workshops, Greenwood, South Carolina.
  • Gardner, D. E. & Carson, L. (2014). Problem Based Learning.   Lander University Faculty Workshops, Greenwood, South Carolina.
  • Gardner, D. E. & Buckner, O. J. (2014). Spectroscopic investigation of caffeine solutions.   Western Carolinas Section of the American Chemical Society Meeting, Greenville, South Carolina.
  • Gardner, D. E. (2016). Introduction to Faculty Senate.   Lander University Faculty Workshops, Greenwood, South Carolina.

National

  • Bodner, G. M. & Gardner, D. E. (2013, September). Physical chemistry: Teaching for understanding.   246th ACS National Meeting and Exposition, Indianapolis, Indiana.

Regional

  • Gardner, D. E. & Hernandez, V. (2015, April). Solubility Studies of Carbon Dioxide.   Western Carolinas Section of the American Chemical Society Meeting, Greenville, South Carolina.
  • Gardner, D. E., Berni, D. C., & Dukes, A. D. (2015). Solubility studies of carbon dioxide in non-aqueous.   Western Carolinas Section of the American Chemical Society Meeting, Greenville, South Carolina.

State

  • Gardner, D. E., Buckner, O. J., & Pitts, C. (2015, April). Solvation Effects for Caffeine in Organic Solvents.   Upstate Research Symposium, Spartanburg, South Carolina.