Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry

Jimmy Reeves, Professor


  • B.A., Northeastern University
  • Ph.D., Northeastern University

Research Area: Chemical Education

Professional Activities

  • Coordinator of UNCW Tablet PC Initiative
  • Distance learning general chemistry course (CHM 101) including a laboratory component designed to be done at home (Kitchen Chemistry).
  • Co-chair, General Chemistry Laboratory Exam Committee, ACS Examiniations committee, 8/2007 to present
  • Member, Diagnostic of Undergraduate Chemical Knowledge (DUCK) exam committee, ACS Examiniations committee, 8/2006 to present.
  • Secretary, UNC Faculty Assembly, 7/2006 - 6/2007

Professional Links

Professional History: Brief Vita (.pdf)

My work focuses on the application of technology to improve and extend chemistry instruction at both the graduate and undergraduate level. Current projects include revising Kitchen Chemistry laboratory experiments for general chemistry distance learners,, developing on-line lectures in physical chemistry, and promoting the UNCW Mobile Learning Environment centered around Tablet personal computers.

Representative Publications

Ruby S. Casanova, Jennifer N. Mullen, Barbara P. Heath, Doris R. Kimbrough and James H. Reeves, Distance Learning: A Viable Alternative to the Traditional Lecture/Lab Format in General Chemistry, Journal of Chemical Education, 2006, 83, 501.

Jimmy Reeves & Charles R. Ward, Wireless in the Lecture, chapter for Chemists Guide to Effective Teaching, Pienta, N.J., Cooper, M.M. and Greenbowe, T.J. editors, Prentice-Hall Publishing Co, 2005.

Representative Grants, Fellowships and Awards

Sloan-C Consortium 2003 Award for Access, October, 2003.

Middle School Educators Empowering Learners, Wetherill, Karen, and Reeves, James H., UNC General Administration, $175000,.3/2007 - 9/2008

AACE (Anywhere, Anytime Chemistry Experience), Kimbrough, D & Reeves, J, LAAP program of FIPSE (Funds for the Improvement of Post Secondary Education), US Department of Education, $409,533, 1999 - 2003.

Current courses:

  • CHM 101
  • CHM 102
  • CHM 321(DE)
  • CHM 495

Course taught

I teach physical chemistry at both the undergraduate and graduate level.. Advanced Physical Chemistry, was made available as a distance learning course (web-based, no formal class meetings) for the first time in the Spring, 2007 semester, as an offering in our distance learning graduate program. I also teach general chemistry (CHM 101 and CHM 102). CHM 101 can be taken in a distance learning format in which laboratories are carried out at home.