Tara Carpenter

Contact Information
Office: MEYR 112
Phone: 410-455-3085

Principal Lecturer

Ph.D. Duquesne University 2005; B.A. Thiel College 1999

Courses Taught

  • CHEM 101: Principles of Chemistry I
  • CHEM 102: Principles of Chemistry II

Why Chemistry is Cool at UMBC


  • Goolsby-Cole, C., Bass, S. M., Stanwyck, L., Leupen, S., Carpenter, T.S., & Hodges, L.C. (2021). When is the Same Not the Same? Issues of Question Equivalence in Online Exam Pools. Journal of College Science Teaching, Accepted
  • Carpenter, T.S., Beall, L.C., Hodges, L.C. (2020). Using the LMS for exam wrapper feedback to prompt metacognitive awareness in large courses. Journal of Teaching and Learning with Technology, 9, 79-91.
  • Hodges, L.C., Beall, L.C., Anderson, E.C., Carpenter, T.S., Cui, L., Feeser, E.A., Gierasch, T.M., Nanes, K.M., Perks, H. M., & Wagner, C.R. (2020). Effect of exam wrappers on student achievement in multiple large STEM courses. Journal of College Science Teaching, 50, 69-79.
  • Carpenter, T.S., Bass, S., & Hodges, L.C. (2019). A personalized automated email tool to connect faculty with students in large STEM courses. The Chemical Educator24, 183-188.
  • Ott LE, Carpenter TS, Hamilton DS, LaCourse WR (2018).  Discovery Learning: Development of a Unique Active Learning Environment for Introductory Chemistry.  Journal of the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning 18: 161-180
  • Hodges LC, Anderson EC, Carpenter TS, Cui L, Feeser EA, Gierasch TM (2017).  Using Clickers for Deliberate Practice in Five Large Science Courses.  The Journal of College Science Teaching 47: 22-28
  • Hodges, L.C., Anderson, E.C., Carpenter, T.S., Cui, L., Gierasch, T.M., Leupen, S., Nanes, K.M., & Wagner, C.R. (2015). Using reading quizzes in STEM classes—the what, why, and how. Journal of College Science Teaching, 45(1), 49-55.