Dr. Iris Stovall
University of Illinois Administration
Iris K. Stovall received Doctor of Philosophy in Agronomy from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 1978 and a Bachelor of Arts in Biology from Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville in 1972. She joined the Chemistry Department at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 1979 and remained in Chemistry as Assistant Director of the General Chemistry Program until November 1997. While in Chemistry she became interested in using computers to teach and wrote a series of lessons incorporating video, images, graphics and interactive problems for use by undergraduates in College chemistry and published in CD format. Along with colleagues, she wrote quizzing software, interactive pre-lab lessons and a student-instructor gradebook. During the Fall 1997 semester, she taught an Introductory Chemistry course that was primarily Internet based. In November 1997 she left the Chemistry Department to join the Illinois OnLine Network project. In that capacity she is responsible for promoting Internet based education through the State of Illinois. She recommends software for Internet development and provides technical assistance for Colleges that are developing Internet education. She is a consultant for UNESCO in the use of educational technology and has given talks and workshops throughout the Middle East on that topic.
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