Dr. Amy Strathman received her B.S. in chemistry, with honors, from Ursinus College (Collegeville, PA) in 1996 and her Ph.D. in analytical chemistry from the University of Colorado Boulder in 2001. Following her graduate studies, she came to the University of Iowa to conduct postdoctoral research in heterogeneous atmospheric chemistry with Prof. Vicki Grassian. Upon completion of her postdoctoral work, Strathman taught for a year at the University of Puget Sound (Tacoma, WA) before returning to the University of Iowa to join the faculty as a lecturer in 2004. For the past thirteen years, Strathman has focused her time on undergraduate instruction and advancing teaching innovation. In her time at the University, she has taught more than 15,000 students in the Principles of Chemistry series of courses.