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Name
Vinod Dhar
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Title
Associate Professor / Curriculum Director Chemistry
Department
Health and Natural Sciences
Program
Sciences
Phone
860-913-2015
Email
VDhar@goodwin.edu
Office Location
1 Riverside Drive: Rm 301
Status
Full-Time
Courses Taught
CHEM 101, CHEM110/CHEM111.
Previously taught Bio 120 and Environmental Studies.
Bio
Vinod Dhar has been an associate professor in the Department of Health and Natural Sciences for eleven years. She has a Ph.D. in Chemistry. Prior to teaching at Goodwin College, she spent several years teaching and researching at the University of Melbourne and RMIT, both in Australia. Additionally, she did research at the University of Connecticut.
Eager to return to teaching, Vinod responded to a newspaper ad drawing her to the faculty at Goodwin College. The moment she stepped onto campus, she said, she knew she had reached her destination, and has been very happy here since.
For Vinod, Goodwin is much more than just a workplace. She says Goodwin has an amazing administration and dedicated Faculty members and of course we would be incomplete without our wonderful student population who help to create an environment that is friendly, inviting, and in many ways, a family.

"It makes me feel so special and I’m honored to be a part of this amazing Goodwin community and I cannot see myself being anywhere else." working at Goodwin has taught me to be a better human being and power of giving back to Community for greater good. Outside of the class room, Vinod remains active in the Goodwin community as a member of several committees and serves as curriculum director for chemistry.
Education
Ph.D., Kashmir University (India)
M.Phil., Kashmir University
M.S. Kumaon University
B.S., Kashmir University
Honors / Awards
Teaching Fellow Universal Design for Learning
Connecticut Science Fair Judging-5 Year Service Award
Goodwin College – Meritorious and Selfless Service Award (2012)
Goodwin College – 10 Year Service Award
Goodwin College – 5 Year Service Award
Areas of Interest / Study / Research
Chemistry with Focus on Air, water and Soil Pollution
Publications: Research Papers have been published in National and International Journals
Active Participant for NEW ENGLAND EDUCATIONAL ASSESSMENT NETWORK
Served as a Judge at Connecticut Science Fair for last eight years. I interviewed high school students about their research projects and I participated in selecting students for national and international competitions.
Active Participant in Women in Science and Technology Area panel
Publications
Research papers have been published in both national and international journals.
Conference Presentations
Universal Design for Learning as a Strategy to Support Diverse STEM Students
At Association of American Colleges and Universities hosted by MCLA in MA on 6/21/19.
Teaching Philosophy
"I believe in providing students with tools which will help them to become lifelong/ better learners who will apply their knowledge and skills to improving society."