- Ph.D., Chemistry, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2003
- B.S., Physics and Chemistry (double major), Missouri State University, 1998
- 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
- 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)
- 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
- “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.
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
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.
- 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
- 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
- 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
- Several church activities
- Several musical ensembles