Al Rives

Al RivesAssociate Teaching Professor

BS 1976 Wake Forest University
PhD 1981 Univ. Wisconsin-Madison (Physical Chemistry)
1981-1987 Senior Scientist, Union Carbide Corp
1987-1994 Faculty, UNC Greensboro
1994-2002 V.P., Innogy Technology

Office: Salem 14B
Phone: (336) 758-4630
Email: rivesab@wfu.edu
Home Page: http://www.wfu.edu/~rivesab

Description of Research
I am involved in the development of instructional  methods, demonstrations, and laboratory experiments that can enhance student  understanding in General, Analytical, Inorganic, and Physical Chemistry courses.  I have recently been examining  the correlation between learning styles and the effectiveness of different  orders of presentation of topics in General chemistry.