Mike Marvel, PhD leads the science team at Flinn Scientific, including the development of laboratory manuals, online courseware and professional development programs; and the presentation of workshops at national and regional science education conferences. Prior to joining Flinn, Mike spent three years as an Assistant Professor of Chemistry at Aurora University, where he taught Inorganic and General Chemistry and led an undergraduate research program funded by American Chemical Society Undergraduate Young Investigator and National Science Foundation Transforming Education in Undergraduate Education awards. In addition, Mike was co-leader of a team that developed a Master of Arts in Teacher Leadership graduate program of study, started with funding from the Illinois Math and Science Partnership grant program. Mike has authored or co-authored thirteen manuscripts in peer-reviewed journals, on topics ranging from unique pedagogies in the science lab to the commercial applications of solid state metal oxides. Mike holds a Bachelor of Arts in Chemistry from Connecticut College and a Ph.D. in Inorganic and Solid State Chemistry from Northwestern University.