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Daniel Turner

Daniel Turner

Daniel Turner

Student Learning Specialist



120B Celeste Lab
120 W 18th Ave
Columbus, OH 43210

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Areas of Expertise

  • Undergraduate Teaching Labs


An Ohio native, Daniel Turner obtained his B.A. in Chemistry at Capital (OH) University in 2006, where he completed undergraduate research focused on selective carbonyl reduction using lithium aluminum hydride. Under the guidance of Prof. Christopher Hadad at The Ohio State University, Daniel completed his Ph.D. in 2012. At OSU, Daniel’s research focused on using high-level computational methods to understand the macromolecular structure of complex molecules and the impact of stereoselectivity on chemical reactions.  In 2012, Dr. Turner joined the University of Dayton as a Visiting Assistant Professor in the Department of Chemistry. After serving in that role and as a Lecturer in Chemistry, Daniel returned to Ohio State in 2017 as a Student Learning Specialist for the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry.

In his role as a Student Learning Specialist, Dr. Turner teaches general and organic chemistry lecture courses, co-leads the department teaching assistant training, serves as the Peer-led Team Learning (PLTL) Coordinator for general chemistry for majors, organizes the work of the general chemistry exam writing committee, and assists with developing and implementing department wide metacognition sessions. Dr. Turner’s education interests are in promoting engagement with meaningful feedback that can be used to enhance student learning, determining best practices for the integration of iPads into the classroom and bridging the gap between general chemistry and organic chemistry.

Areas of Expertise

  • General Chemistry Instruction
  • Organic Chemistry Instruction
  • TA Training

Selected Publications & Presentations

Turner, D. A. “The Value of Feedback: Development of Online Practice Exams” Invited Presentation, Owens Community College, Toledo, OH, October 2018.

Turner, D. A. “Creating a Culture of Improving Student Success: A Department-wide Implementation of Learning Strategies in General Chemistry” Presented at the 25th Biennial Conference on Chemical Education in South Bend, IN, July 2018.

Turner, D. A. “Differentiating between a peer-led workshop (PLTL) and a TA-led recitation” Presented at the 25th Biennial Conference on Chemical Education in South Bend, IN, July 2018.

Turner, D. A.; Clark, T. M.; Stoltzfus, M. W. “Creating Online Practice Exams as an Effective Metacognitive Instrument” Presented at the Glass City Chemistry Conference in Toledo, OH, June 2018.

Turner, D. A.; Clark, T. M.; Stoltzfus, M. W. “Using Timed Practice Exams to Improve Student Learning” Presented at the 4th Ohio-PKAL Annual Conference in Alliance, OH, May 2018.

Turner, D. A.; Trick, K.; Masthay, M. B.; Johnson, D. W. “Assessing the Effectiveness of an Adaptive-Based Online Homework Program for General Chemistry Preparation” Presented at the 48th Central Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society in Cincinnati, OH, May 2016.

Wang, B.-Y.; Stojanovic, S.; Turner, D. A.; Young, T. L.; Hadad, C. M.; Badjic, J. D. “The Entrapment of Chiral Guests with Gated Baskets. Can a Kinetic Discrimination of Enantiomers be Governed via Gating?” Chem. Eur. J. 2013, 19, 4767 – 4775.

Hermann, K.; Turner, D. A.; Hadad, C. M.; Badjić, J. D. “An Acid-Catalyzed Cyclialkylation that Provides Rapid Access to a Twisted Molecular Basket” Chem. Eur. J. 2012, 18, 8301 – 8305. 

Wang, B.-Y.; Zujović, T.; Turner, D. A.; Hadad, C. M.; Badjić, J. D. “The Design, Preparation and Study of Catalytic Gated Baskets. The Epoxidation of Alkenes in a Gated Space” J. Org. Chem. 2012, 77, 2675 – 2688.

Wang, B.-Y.; Turner, D. A.; Zujović, T.; Hadad, C. M.; Badjić, J. D. “The Role of Chirality in Directing the Formation of Cup-Shaped Porphyrins and the Coordination Characteristics of Such Hosts” Chem. Eur. J. 2011, 17, 8870 – 8881.

Stojanović, S.; Turner, D. A.; Hadad, C. M.; Badjić, J. D. “Controlling Dynamic Stereoisomerism in Transition-Metal Folded Baskets” Chem. Sci. 2011, 2, 752 – 759.

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