Academic History

  • Ph.D., Chemistry, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2003
  • B.S., Physics and Chemistry (double major), Missouri State University, 1998

Prior Positions

  • Visiting Faculty, Nanomaterials Chemistry Group, Oak Ridge National Laboratory
    • May-August 2014
    • July 2009-July 2010
  • Resident Faculty Director, Oak Ridge Science Semester, Fall 2009

Courses Taught

  • CHE 108:  Forensic Science:  Real Life CSI
  • CHE 121:  Chemical Principles I
  • CHE 122:  Chemical Principles II
  • CHE 161:  Accelerated General Chemistry
  • CHE 202:  Analytical Chemistry
  • CHE 323:  Physical Chemistry I
  • CHE 324:  Physical Chemistry II
  • CHE 339:  Advanced Physical Chemistry
  • ENV 202:  Introduction to Environmental Chemistry
  • CHE/BMB 380:  Internship (occasional)
  • CHE 390:  Individual Project (occasional)
  • CHE 485:  Chemical Research (occasional)

Faculty-Student Research

  • Ionic liquids for carbon dioxide capture:  characterization of distinctive materials, both with and without carbon dioxide, by methods including x-ray diffraction
  • Computational chemistry:  electronic structure calculations (density functional, Hartree-Fock, post-Hartree-Fock) on systems including but not limited to ion-carbon dioxide interactions and spectra of novel dye systems
  • Nanoscience:  synthesis and characterization of nanoparticles and nanomaterials with inorganic stabilizing agents, usually related to polyoxometalates
  • Surface chemistry:  investigation of metal oxide surfaces and adsorbates, usually polyoxometalates

Publications

  • “Computational Investigation of Reactive to Nonreactive Capture of Carbon Dioxide by Oxygen-Containing Lewis Bases,” C.M. Teague*, S. Dai, and D. Jiang*, J. Phys. Chem. A 114(43), 11761-11767, 2010.
  • “Vibrational Spectroscopy of a Keggin Polyoxometalate on Metal Electrode Surfaces,” C.M. Teague, X. Li, M.E. Biggin, L. Lee, J. Kim, and A.A. Gewirth*, J. Phys. Chem. B 108(6), 1974-1985, 2004.
  • “Theoretical Comparison of the Bonding in CpCr(CO)2(NX) [X = O, S, Se, Te],” C.M. Teague, T.A. O’Brien, and J.F. O’Brien*, J. Coord. Chem. 55(6), 627-631, 2002.
  • “A Close Look at Three Variable Stars,” C.M. Teague, Proceedings of the Missouri Space Grant Consortium Seventh Annual Meeting, 1998.  (Not refereed)
  • “Differential CCD Photometry of HD 9250, HD 44812, and HD 45829,” C.M. Teague, Proceedings of the Missouri Space Grant Consortium Sixth Annual Meeting, 1997.  (Not refereed)
  • Commentary:  “Pornography, Respect, and Cornell College,” C.M. Teague, The Cornellian, Feb. 2009.

Recent Presentations

Corresponding authors asterisked, undergraduate authors daggered, presenters underlined

  • Upcoming:  C.M. Teague, Science Interest Group, Cornell College, 10/14.
  • Oral and panel member:  "Emphasizing connections in physical chemistry:  The case of statistical thermodynamics," C.M. Teague* and T. Jordan, Biennial Conference on Chemical Education, Allendale, MI, 8/14.
  • Poster:  "Mixed ionic liquid systems for CO2 separation," B. Williamson, K. Nelson, D. O'Neil, S.M. Mahurin*, and C.M. Teague, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, TN, 8/14.
  • Oral:  "Computationally predicting absorption spectra of dimer molecule systems," J.T. O'Connor and C.M. Teague*, Student Symposium, Cornell College, Mount Vernon, IA, 4/14.
  • Online:  "Prediction of absorption spectra:  Exploration of TDDFT and PCM on conjugated chains," J.T. O'Connor and C.M. Teague*, 2013-14 Winter Conference, Midwest Undergraduate Computational Chemistry Consortium, 2/14.
  • Oral and Poster:  “Innovative topic sequencing and student engagement in physical chemistry,” C.M. Teague*, 246th National Meeting of the American Chemical Society, Indianapolis, IN, 9/13 (selected for Sci-Mix).
  • Poster:  “Further investigations of carbon dioxide capture through computational chemistry,” B. Angulo and C.M. Teague*, Student Symposium, Cornell College, Mount Vernon, IA, 4/13.
  • Oral:  “Rethinking the physical chemistry sequence to emphasize connections between topics,” C.M. Teague*, 22nd Biennial Conference on Chemical Education, University Park, PA, 8/12.
  • Poster:  “Computational Investigations of Ion-Carbon Dioxide Reactions,” L. Kelton and C.M. Teague*, Student Symposium, Cornell College, Mount Vernon, IA, 4/12.
  • Poster:  “Synthesis of Gold Nanoparticles Using Titania Functionalized-Phosphotungstic Acid and Sodium Citrate,” J. Kemme and C.M. Teague*, Student Symposium, Cornell College, Mount Vernon, IA, 4/12.
  • Poster:  “Synthesis of Gold Nanoparticles Capped with Phosphotungstic Acid,” E. MacGregor and C.M. Teague*, Student Symposium, Cornell College, Mount Vernon, IA, 4/12.
  • Oral:  “Computational Investigation of Reactive to Nonreactive Capture of Carbon Dioxide by Oxygen-Containing Lewis Bases,” C.M. Teague*, S. Dai, and D. Jiang*, 241st National Meeting of the American Chemical Society, Anaheim, CA, 3/11.
  • Oral:  “Using Quantum Mechanics to Predict Chemical Interactions:  Computational Chemistry of New Systems for Carbon Dioxide capture,” C.M. Teague*, Science Interest Group Lecture, Cornell College, Mount Vernon, IA, 1/11.
  • Oral:  “Two integrations of nanoscience into the undergraduate curriculum:  A comparison,” C.M. Teague*, 21st Biennial Conference on Chemical Education, Denton, TX, 8/10.
  • Poster:  “Nanoscience:  An advanced undergraduate course for science majors,” C.M. Teague*, 239th National Meeting of the American Chemical Society, San Francisco, CA, 3/10.

Recent Conferences Attended

  • Process Oriented Guided Inquiry Learning (POGIL) Physical Chemistry Lab workshops, upcoming Oct. 2014; January 2014; July 2013; March 2013; August 2012
  • Biennial Conference on Chemical Education, Allendale, MI, Aug. 2014
  • POGIL National Meeting, St. Louis, June 2014
  • Winter Conference, Midwest Undergraduate Computational Chemistry Consortium, Feb. 2014
  • American Chemical Society National Meeting, Indianapolis, Sept. 2013
  • American Chemical Society Great Lakes Regional Meeting, La Crosse, WI, June 2013
  • Biennial Conference on Chemical Education, University Park, PA, Aug. 2012
  • Council of Independent Colleges Department and Division Chair Workshop, Portland, OR, June 2012
  • Higher Learning Commission Annual Meeting, Chicago, Mar. 2012
  • Annual Meeting of the Midwestern Association of Chemistry Teachers in Liberal Arts Colleges, Beloit, WI, Oct. 2011
  • American Chemical Society National Meeting, Anaheim, Mar. 2011
  • Biennial Conference on Chemical Education, Denton, TX, Aug. 2010
  • Great Lakes Regional POGIL Workshop, Platteville, WI, June 2010
  • Metal Nanoparticles Gordon Conference, South Hadley, MA, June 2010
  • American Chemical Society National Meeting, San Francisco, Mar. 2010

Grants

As principal investigator:

  • “Investigation of CO2 Binding and Transport in Ionic Liquids,” C.M. Teague* and D.E. Jiang*, Department of Energy Visiting Faculty Program, awarded 3/14.
  • Five awards from the Iowa College Foundation R.J. McElroy Student/Faculty Research Program.
  • Two awards from the American Chemical Society for student travel to national meetings.
  • Several internal awards for student/faculty research, faculty travel, course development, and sabbatical funding.
  • “Interaction of Metal Oxide Precursors with Surfaces,” C.M. Teague*, Center for Microanalysis of Materials, Frederick Seitz Materials Research Laboratory, University of Illinois, awarded 6/05; award lets me and Cornell students use advanced instrumentation at the facility.
  • “Creating an ACM Nanoscience and Nanotechnology Network,” K. Nordell, G. Lisensky, and C. Teague, Associated Colleges of the Midwest Faculty Career Enhancement Program, awarded 1/05.

As external user; these instruments at Coe College are available for our use in research and teaching:

  • “MRI:  Acquisition of an Integrated AFM/Raman/SNOM System for Materials Characterization,” M. Affatigato*, S. Singleton, S. Feller, M. Dean, National Science Foundation Major Research Instrumentation, awarded 7/12.
  • “Acquisition of a Scanning Electron Microscope for Undergraduate Research at Coe College,” M. Affatigato*, M.A. Dean, S.A. Feller, M.R. Leonardo, and S. Singleton, National Science Foundation Major Research Instrumentation, awarded 7/07.
  • “A Scanning Probe Microscope for Undergraduate Research at Coe College,” M. Affatigato*, M.A. Dean, S.A. Feller, S. Singleton, and M.A. St. Clair, National Science Foundation Major Research Instrumentation, awarded 6/04.

Academic Awards

  • Campbell McConnell Sabbatical Fellow, Cornell College, 2009-2010
  • Gaarde-Morton Junior Faculty Award, Cornell College, 2006
  • Graduate Teacher Certificate, University of Illinois, 2000
  • Phi Lambda Upsilon National Chemistry Honor Society, 1999
  • Outstanding Graduate, Missouri State University, 1998

Service to the Cornell Community

  • Subcommittee on Reappointment, Tenure, and Promotion, Committee on Administration (elected position), 2014-16
  • Faculty Representative, Crisis Planning and Preparedness Committee, 2012-2015
  • Advisor, Deepwater, 2012-present
  • Environmental Studies Program Committee, 2007-present
  • Chair, Subcommittee on Academic Regulations and Member, Committee on Academic Affairs, 2013-14
  • Chair, Department of Chemistry, 2010-2013
  • Chair, Subcommittee on Academic Programs and Member, Committee on Academic Affairs, 2011-12
  • Member, Reaccreditation Committee, 2005-2009, 2010-12
  • Faculty Handbook Review Committee, 2011
  • Summer School Advisory Committee, 2011
  • Chair, Committee on Committees (elected position), 2007-2009
  • Various search committees
  • Various activities in support of the Admission and Development divisions

Service to the Profession

 

  • Symposium organizer at two Biennial Conferences on Chemical Education
  • Advisory Board, Oak Ridge Science Semester
  • Reviewer for the Journal of Chemical Education
  • Reviewer and beta tester, POGIL physical chemistry projects
  • Strategic plan working group, The POGIL Project
  • Master's chemistry defense committee, Missouri State University
  • Temporary Councilor for the Iowa Section of the American Chemical Society

Recent Collaborators

  • S.M. Mahurin and S. Dai, Oak Ridge National Laboratory; study of novel ionic liquid systems for carbon dioxide capture
  • D.E. Jiang, University of California - Riverside; study of novel ionic liquid systems for carbon dioxide capture
  • S. Singleton, Coe College; writing guided inquiry labs; physical chemistry pedagogy innovation
  • C. Salter, Moravian College; writing guided inquiry labs
  • C. Liberko, Cornell College; study of a new class of ionic dyes

Memberships

  • Midwest Undergraduate Computational Chemistry Consortium
  • American Chemical Society:  Divisions of Surface and Colloid Chemistry, Physical Chemistry, and Chemical Education; Iowa Local Section
  • American Physical Society:  Fora on History of Physics, Physics Education; Prairie Section
  • Midwestern Association of Chemistry Teachers in Liberal Arts Colleges

Community Activity

  • Several church activities
  • Several musical ensembles