Jeffrey Ashley

Director of the Center for Teaching Innovation and Nexus Learning
Philadelphia University and Thomas Jefferson University

Jeff began his teaching career at Philadelphia University in 2000 as a Visiting Assistant Professor of Chemistry. Jeff is now in his 15th year at Philadelphia University as a full professor. Jeff has taught over 10 different courses at PhilaU including short courses highlighting the unique chemical environments in Yellowstone National Park, coastal marine ecology and chemistry in Mexico, and sustainability/conservation issues in Cuba. He values incorporating meaningful scientific research into his courses as a high impact learning experience for his science majors. If fact, he has engaged over 60 students in one-on-one, active, real-world research experiences that dually advance scientific knowledge and train our undergraduates for post-graduate studies and careers. Jeff has published over 25 peer-reviewed articles in his interdisciplinary area of environmental chemistry as well as in science pedagogy. Jeff received the Lindback Distinguished Teaching Award in 2012.