Dr. Michael J. Elliott was born in Hopewell, Virginia in 1961. After attending the public schools in that city, he enrolled at the University of Virginia, from which he was graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry and French in 1983. His first experience in graduate work was carried out at the University of Virginia where he received an M.A.T. in 1988. Moving to Fort Lauderdale, Florida, he worked as Laboratory Instructor and Stockroom Manager for the Department of Physical Sciences at Barry University in Miami Shores, Florida, from 1989 to 1997.
In 1997, he returned to graduate study at the University of Texas at Austin, and completed the Ph.D. in Chemical Education from the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry under the direction of Dr. J. J. Lagowski in Spring 2006. During the time in graduate school, from Fall 2001 to Spring 2004 and Fall 2005 to Spring 2006, he returned to Barry University to teach. Beginning in Fall 2006, he became Assistant Professor of Chemistry at Florida Memorial University.
Research Interests: Course and program Innovations, the role of the laboratory in chemistry instruction, measurement of naturally occurring radioactive materials
Courses taught at Florida Memorial:
General Chemistry, both semesters, and their laboratories, Organic Chemistry, both semesters, and their laboratories, Quantitative Analysis (first semester Analytical Chemistry) and its laboratory, Environmental Chemistry and its laboratory, Survey of Physical Chemistry and its laboratory, Radioactive Waste Management, Education and Life Seminar, Introduction to Earth Science, Insight II (Honors Science II)