Brenda Harmon

Teaching Professor of Chemistry

Brenda Harmon is a Professor of Pedagogy and the Laboratory Director for Chemistry at Oxford College of Emory University.  She has a passion for designing innovative laboratory learning experiences that foster independence and scientific thinking skills in first and second year college students. Curiosity about how students learn scientific thinking skills has resulted in scholarship of teaching and learning projects which she has shared with colleagues through presentations and publications. She has been honored by students with the Phi Eta Sigma Teaching Award and recognized with the Williams Award for Distinguished Teaching, the highest award for excellence in teaching at Emory University.


BA| University of Houston Clear Lake| 1992

MA| Rice University| 1996



Course-embedded Research Experiences: The Power of Strategic Course Design in ACS Symposium Series: The Power and Promise of Early Research for Student Inclusion and Academic Success (in press Summer 2016)
Developing Scientists--A Multiyear Research Experience at a Two-Year College
Powell, Nichole L.; Harmon, Brenda B.
Journal of College Science Teaching, v44 n2 p11-17 Nov 2014

Jeffery Galle Brenda Harmon Alicia Ory DeNicolaBridgette Gunnels . "Ways of Inquiry: The Distinctiveness of the Oxford CollegeGeneral Education Program" In Inquiry-based Learning for Faculty and InstitutionalDevelopment: A Conceptual and Practical Resource for Educators. Published online:04 Dec 2014; 121-146.