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Jim Parise Jr.

Associate Professor of the Practice of Chemistry
1104 French Science Center, Box 90346, Durham, NC 27708
124 Science Dr Box 90346, 1104 French Family Science Center, Durham, NC 27708


Jim Parise a chemical educator who specializes in helping students succeed in introductory and organic chemistry courses. Over the years he has also trained and mentored new instructors, developed auxiliary courses to supplement student preparation, and developed and incorporated learning technologies into large lecture courses, such as the Lightboard.

With Prof. Marc Loudon (Purdue University), he is the co-author of Organic Chemistry, 7th edition, Macmillan Publishers, a widely used First Year/Sophomore-level organic chemistry textbook. He has also authored and co-authored laboratory manuals, and a peer-reviewed book chapter on writing in the laboratory.

In addition to teaching general and organic chemistry, he has also taught various chemistry laboratories, and a course in the chemistry of fermentation and distillation. 🍺

Some of his latest efforts have been aimed at developing and implementing programs designed to support the retention and success of underrepresented groups, specifically women, ethnic minorities, and first-generation college students, in STEM fields.

Current Appointments & Affiliations

Associate Professor of the Practice of Chemistry · 2022 - Present Chemistry, Trinity College of Arts & Sciences

Education, Training & Certifications

Duke University · 2007 Ph.D.