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In 23 Practical Strategies to Help New Faculty Thrive, award-winning professor Ike Shibley will fill this training gap by explaining how new college professors can sharpen their pedagogical skills while avoiding common errors and teaching traps.

Ivan A. Shibley, Jr. (Ike) is associate professor of chemistry at Penn State Berks, a small four-year college within the Penn State system. He received his B.S. in chemical engineering from the University of Pittsburgh and his Ph.D. in biochemistry from East Carolina University. Between undergraduate and graduate school he spent four years in the Navy where he taught nuclear physics and radiation safety. He now teaches introductory chemistry, general chemistry, organic chemistry, biochemistry, philosophy of science courses, first-year bioethics seminar, and senior sci- ence seminar. His research involves pedagogical approaches to improving science instruction at thecollege level. He has won both local and university-wide awards for his teaching including theEisenhower Award presented to a tenured Penn State faculty member who exhibits excellent teach- ing as well as mentoring other teachers.

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23 Practical Strategies to Help New Faculty Thrive