Chemistry – Tom Greenbowe

Tom Greenbowe is currently a faculty member in the Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry at University of Oregon.  He has been teaching in the introductory chemistry program at UO for five years. Prior to his move to Oregon he was the Morrill Professor of Chemistry at Iowa State University and worked in the ISU general chemistry program for 25 years.  Tom has been involved with the AP Chemistry program and the College Board since 2007. Tom has served as an AP Reader, Table Leader, and Question Leader from 2007 to 2019. Tom was appointed to AP Chemistry Test Development Committee from 2008 to 2012. In 2012 and in 2019 Tom attended AP Chemistry Professional Development Workshops that provided training and materials focusing on the new AP Chemistry framework and curriculum and the use of guided-inquiry in the classroom.

Throughout his teaching career Tom has integrated computers into his teaching. In 2005 Tom Greenbowe and Profs. John Gelder from Oklahoma State University and Michael Abraham from the University of Oklahoma received an NSF grant to a new technology project ( that provides activities before class, during class and after class using a learning cycle design to help student better understand introductory chemistry content. Participants in this workshop will have access to an APSI web site that includes homework assignments (with answers), sample examinations (with answers) and additional activities that can be incorporated into the classroom, as well as access to the GAG (Gelder-Abraham-Greenbowe) computer simulations URLs.