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Research and Scholarly Work

“There is nothing more powerful than an idea whose time has come.” - Victor Hugo

Dr. Rebecca M. Jones has various scholarly interests.
She focuses on honest inquiry and consistent and active mentoring of student researchers.
Read about her interests and projects here and contact her to learn more. 


  • Alternative photographic processes

  • Chemistry education 

  • Undergraduate research

  • Mentoring

  • STEM education and retention

  • Gender in STEM

Current Projects

  • Retention of Rural STEM students

  • History of Teaching Chemisttry

  • Understanding Metal Dependence in Mordencage

  • Perception of Pedagogy during COVID-19 

Current Research Students

Kiran Zaidi, History of Teaching General Chemistry


  1. Principle Investigator, The RADSS Program (Rural and Diverse Student Scholars), NSF S-STEM #1564989

  2. Senior Investigator, 2018 Curriculum Impact Grant, “Graduate Programs in Computing, Engineering, and Science Education”, George Mason University

Select Recent Publications


Advances in Teaching Inorganic Chemistry, Volume 1

November 13, 2020


Advances in Teaching Inorganic Chemistry, Volume 2

November 13, 2020


The Chemistry of Mordancage

October 17, 2019

Sample Poster Presentations

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History of Teaching Chemistry

Presented by Kiran Zaidi at the 10th Annual College of Science Undergraduate Research Colloquium via on April 2, 2021