Michelle Lynn Newsome, M.Ed., M.S.

Brehm Laboratory 062, 3640 Colonel Glenn Hwy, Dayton, OH 45435-0001

Michelle Newsome has a passion for teaching science.  She received her B.S. in Chemical Education from Wright State University in 1990.  In 1996, she received her M.Ed. in Secondary Science Education from Miami University, Ohio.  Michelle taught high school chemistry for 22 years, using inquiry-based, active learning methods throughout her tenure in secondary education.  In 2014, Michelle earned her M.S. in Chemistry from Wright State University.  She now is an instructor in the Chemistry Department at Wright State, where she teaches General Chemistry I and Introductory Chemistry using active learning, in scale-up classrooms.                                                                

Education History

2014 M.S. Chemistry from Wright State University, Dayton, OH

1996 M.Ed. Secondary Science Education from Miami Universisty, Oxford, Ohio

1990 B.S. Chemical Education from Wright State University, Dayton, OH


Courses Taught at Wright State

  • General Chemistry (CHM 1210) Active Learning Classroom
  • Introduction to Chemistry (CHM 1010)  Active Learning Classroom
  • Scientific Literacty for the 21st Century (SM 1010) Active Learning

Research Statement

Teaching is my passion.  I consider everyday in the classroom as a new research experience.  There are three areas of research that I have been involved with at Wright State.  First, Cheating in the general chemistry laboratory when writing Journal Article-like Laboratory reports.  Secondly, Inquiry-based instruction involving green methods of noble metal nanoparticles production.  Lastly, the effect of active learning on student success in General Chemistry I.  


Introducing “Green” and “Nongreen” Aspects of Noble Metal Nanoparticle Synthesis: An Inquiry-Based Laboratory Experiment forChemistry and Engineering Students

Sesha L. A. PaluriMichelle L. EdwardsNhi H. LamElizabeth M. WilliamsAllie Meyerhoefer, and Ioana E. Pavel Sizemore* 
Department of Chemistry, Wright State University, 3640 Colonel Glenn Highway, Dayton, Ohio 45435-0001, United States 
J. Chem. Educ., 2015, 92 (2), pp 350–354   DOI: 10.1021/ed5004806
Publication Date (Web): October 29, 2014
Copyright © 2014 The American Chemical Society and Division of Chemical Education, Inc.

Tangential Flow Filtration of Colloidal Silver Nanoparticles:  A "Green" Laboratory Experiment for Chemistry and Engineering Students

Kevin M. Dorney†, Joshua D. Baker†, Michelle L. Edwards†, Sushil R. KanelMatthew O’Malley§, and Ioana E. Pavel Sizemore*

† Department of Chemistry, Wright State University, Dayton, Ohio 45435, United States
‡Air Force Institute of Technology and §Air Force Research Laboratories, Wright Patterson Air Force Base, Dayton, Ohio 45433, United States

J. Chem. Educ., 2014, 91 (7), pp 1044–1049
DOI: 10.1021/ed400686u
Publication Date (Web): June 6, 2014
Copyright © 2014 The American Chemical Society and Division of Chemical Education, Inc.


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