Nancy Konigsberg Kerner has been a faculty member at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor since 1983, where she teaches and coordinates the introductory general chemistry lab program. She has taught or designed chemistry programs at all academic levels from elementary school to college. Her research interests focus on guided inquiry instructional strategies, team-based learning, and the use of technology in teaching. She is the author of several lab manuals including the recent Guided Inquiry Experiments for General Chemistry: Practical Problems and Application published by John Wiley and Sons. She is chemistry co-editor of MERLOT in conjunction with JCE where one of her roles has been the establishment of evaluation criteria for online learning objects. She has been PI on a number of grants and is currently PI on a grant entitled "Transforming a large lecture to an interactive personalized online format". Nancy is a Smithsonian Fellow and has received several awards for innovative achievement in education.
LS&A Excellence in Education Award, 2013
Sloan-C Effective Practice Award, 2012
Distinguished Faculty Teaching Award, UM Chemistry, 2009
Innovative Use of MERLOT Award, Sloan-C and MERLOT, 2009
Institutional Stewardship Award (UMMERLOT Community of Practice), 2008
Nini (New Initiatives/New Infrastrastructure) Award, ITL, UM, 2008
Gilbert Whitaker Award for the Improvement of Teaching, UM, 2003
Instructional Technology Award, University of Michigan, 2003
Computerworld Smithsonian Laureate Award, Smithsonian Institute, Washington, D.C., 1999
Excellence in Education Award, LS&A, UM, 1999
Innovative Achievement in Education Award, UM, 1999
Nancy Konigsberg Kerner and James Penner-Hahn, "Collaborative Investigations in Chemistry", Hayden Mc-Neil Publishing Co, (1996 -), 2013.
Nancy Konigsberg Kerner and Ram Lamba, "Guided Inquiry Experiments for General Chemistry; Practical Problems and Applications", John Wiley & Sons, (2007-), 2011.
Nancy Konigsberg Kerner, Plenary address to MACTLAC (Michigan Association of Chemistry Teachers in Liberal Arts Colleges) annual meeting, A Stimulus Package for Understanding and Retention, 2010
Nancy Konigsberg Kerner and Brenda Gunderson, "Deployment of Learning Objects thru Interdisciplinary Student-Faculty Collaboration", Sloan-C 3rd Annual Sloan Consortium Symposium: Emerging Technologies for Online Learning, San Jose, CA, July 2010
Nancy Konigsberg Kerner, "Designing Guided Inquiry Laboratory Activities for General Chemistry", 1164735, 235 th American Chemical Society, New Orlean, LA, March, 2008.