Dr. Robin Stoodley is a Senior Instructor (tenured) in the Department of Chemistry at UBC-Vancouver. He has a B.Sc (honours) degree in Chemistry, and a Ph.D. in Chemistry from UBC (Co-supervisors Dan Bizzotto and Kishor Wasan).
During his Ph.D. studies, he developed electrochemical and spectroscopic methods for probing the interaction of an anti-fungal drug with model cell membranes. He joined the University of Calgary in 2007 as a member of the teaching faculty in both the Chemistry Department and the Natural Sciences Program. To be closer to family, he moved back to Vancouver in 2009, joining UBC Chemistry as an Instructor I. Dr. Stoodley received tenure in 2014 and has been a Senior Instructor since.
At UBC, he has taught 2nd, 3rd, and 4th year analytical chemistry laboratories, and lectured CHEM211 (quantitative analysis), SCIE300 (Communicating Science), CHEM300 (Communicating Chemistry) and CHEM319 (Practical Skills for Chemical Research).
At the University of Calgary, Dr. Stoodley taught CHEM203 (1st year chemistry), CHEM311 (Writing and Reviewing Scientific Reports), (CHEM403 (Science and Society), SCIE501 (Project Course in Natural Sciences), and CHEM579 (Colloids and Interfaces for Engineers).
He has broad interests in laboratory teaching, including experiment development, safety, lab course organization, assessment methods, use of videos to support learning, etc. Dr. Stoodley has specific interests in applying cognitive task analysis (CTA) to assess the student experience in lab. Extent of student preparation for research is one example of the type of student experience studied.
Dr. Stoodley has presented his work across Canada and at international conferences in North America and Europe.
Dr. Stoodley is currently the Senior Undergraduate Advisor for UBC Chemistry. He is past-chair of the CSC's Chemistry Education Division.