M.S., 12/88, TrinityUniversity,
San Antonio, TX,
Major-Computer Science. Thesis:
Adapting Modern Assembly Languages to Standard Formats.
Ph.D., 7/81, IndianaUniversity,
Bloomington, IN, Major-Physical Chemistry,
Minor-Physics. Thesis: The CO2Dimer
B.S. with High Honor, 3/75, MichiganStateUniversity, East Lansing, MI,
Coordinator, General Education Science, St. Edward's University,
Interim Chair, Department of Forensic Science & Science, July 2017-June 2019.
Associate Dean for NSCI Faculty Development, St. Edward's University,
August 2015-July 2018.
Director of NSCI Undergraduate Research, St. Edward's University,
August 2015-July 2018.
Professor of Computer Science
and Chemistry, St. Edward's University,
of Natural Sciences, St. Edward's
University, Austin, TX,
July 1990-June 1997.
Associate Professor of
Computer Science and Chemistry, St. Edward's University, Austin, TX,
Assistant Professor of
Computer Science and Chemistry, St. Edward's University, Austin, TX,
Assistant Professor of
Chemistry, Incarnate WordCollege, San
Lecturer, Research Assistant,
Associate Instructor, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN, various
positions held from August 1975-June 1981.
East Lansing, MI, 1973.
General science, history and
philosophy of science, science education, internet technology, internet
applications, web page programming, computer architecture and design, STEM residential learning communities, STEM student retention, high-impact educational practices.
"SEU Living-Learning Community/Active Learning (LLCAL)", National Science Foundation, $1.6M, August 2015-July 2021.
"Rewarding Achievement in Mathematics and Science (RAMS) Scholarship Award, National Science Foundation, $607,830, March 2014- February 2021, supplemented May 2015 ($121,560).
"Collaboration for Achievement in Science and Mathematics (CASM)", TG Public Benefit Grant Program, $270,305, August 2012-July 2015.
"Community for Achievement
in Science, Academics, and Research (CASAR) - Science Living Learning Community",
National Science Foundation, $499,891, August 2010-July 2017, supplemented May 2015 ($90,631).
Implementer, Educational Advancement Foundation Grant for SCIE 2320, $35,000,
Projects Laboratory", DOD Infrastructure Support Program, $180,000,
Computer Workstation Laboratory Expansion", DOD Infrastructure
Support Program, $164,881, August 1998.
"An Extended Visit to
IBM", Grant Opportunities for Academic Liaisons with Industry
(NSF-GOALI) Program, $28,000, National Science Foundation and IBM,
"Multimedia Science Learning
Laboratory", Instrumentation and Laboratory Improvement (NSF-ILI)
Program, $65,000, National Science Foundation, 8/94-8/97.
Computer Workstation Laboratory", Instrumentation and Laboratory
Improvement (NSF-ILI) Program, $43,000, National Science Foundation,
PROFESSIONAL PUBLICATIONS AND PRESENTATIONS
Kopec, Richard L. Michelle Burd, (2018). "Residential Learning Communities to Improve STEM Student Cohesion, Retention, and Academic Success", AAC&U/PKAL Network for Academic Renewal Conference - Crossing Boundaries: Transforming STEM Education, Atlanta, GA, November 8, 2018.
Kopec, Richard L. Michelle Burd, (2017). "Transforming Gateway STEM Courses to Feature Active Learning", AAC&U/PKAL Network for Academic Renewal Conference - Crossing Boundaries: Transforming STEM Education, San Francisco, CA, November 2, 2017.
Hall, Melvin E., Kopec, Richard L., (2016). STEM Central University Short Course: Program Evaluation Principles and Strategies for NSF-Funded STEM Reform Practitioners, Part 3: Data Collection, Analysis, Interpretation, and Reporting Strategies; featured presenter; sponsored by AAC&U/PKAL, August 12, 2016. (Recorded webinar and slides accessible at https://STEM-Central.net)
Kopec, Richard L, Blair, David A., (2016). "Community for Achievement in Science, Academics, and Research: The CASAR Project". Envisioning the Future of Undergraduate STEM Education (EnFUSE): Research and Practice Symposium. Washington, D.C.
Richard Kopec, St. Edward's University; Allan Ludman, Queens College – CUNY; Lori Silverman, Foothill College; Mark Tuominen, University of Massachusetts; Lycurgus Muldrow, Morehouse College; Tamar Goulet, University of Mississippi; Mary Nelson, George Mason University; Peter Turner, Clarkson University (2016). Student Success and Engagement. Envisioning the Future of Undergraduate STEM Education (EnFUSE): Research and Practice Symposium. Washington, D.C.
Blair, David A. and Kopec, Richard," Increasing Retention and GPA Using Living-Learning Communities and Research Collaboration", AAC&U/PKAL Network for Academic Renewal Conference - Crossing Boundaries: Transforming STEM Education, Seattle, WA, November 12-14, 2015.
Kopec, Richard L, Blair, David A., (2014). "Community for Achievement in Science, Academics, and Research: The CASAR Project", First Year Engineering Experience (FYEE 2014) Annual Conference, College Station, TX.
Forum Leader, "STEPping in the Future", STEP Grantee Meeting, Washington, D.C., 2014.
Presenter, NSF STEP Conference, Washington, DC March
2012, March 2013, March 2014.
Presenter, World Council on
Curriculum and Instruction (WCCI) Conference, "A Workshop-Based
Model for Interdisciplinary Collaboration for Global Learning and Scientific
Literacy", Richard L. Kopec & Christie Wilson, October 26-28, 2011.
Roundtable Leader, Teaching Showcase, AAC&U General Education Curriculum Project, August 2011.
Presenter, Teaching Showcase,
SCIE 2320 overview, August 2008.
"Writing For Success: Grantsmanship",
CCSCSCC Conference, St. Edward's University, April 1999.
"Incorporation of Raman
Spectroscopy into the Undergraduate Chemistry Curriculum", J.D.
Lewis, Henry G. Altmiller, Eamonn
F. Healy, Richard L. Kopec, 1996 Southwest Regional
"Introduction to the
Macintosh Operating System", Richard L. Kopec,
Technology Teach-In, St. Edward's University, August 1995.
System II: File Sharing & Networking", Richard L. Kopec, Technology Teach-In, St. Edward's University,
in the Curriculum", Richard Kopec, Bill
Quinn, Cindy Trout, Fifth National Conference, Council on Undergraduate
Research, Bates College, Lewiston, Maine, June 1994.
"Research Experience for
Undergraduates and the Recruitment of Chemistry Majors", J.D. Lewis,
Henry Altmiller, Eamonn
F. Healy, Richard L. Kopec, 47th ACS Southwest
Regional Meeting, San Antonio, TX, October 1991.
Artificial Intelligence in Organic Chemistry", Invited Seminar Presentation,
Incarnate WordCollege, San
Antonio, Texas, March 1987.
"Dialysis Techniques for
Removal of Ca2+ from Calmodulin", ElneetaMzyk and Richard L. Kopec, MBRS Mini-Symposium, St. Mary's University, San
Antonio, Texas, August 1985.
Associated Chemistry Teachers of Texas
Summer Workshop, August 1985, TrinityUniversity, San Antonio, Texas.
Microcomputers for Adults", Spring 1985
DECUS Symposium, New Orleans,
"The Use of Dialysis to
Extract Ca2+ from Protein", ElneetaMzyk and Richard L. Kopec,
MBRS Mini-Symposium, University
of Texas at San Antonio, August 1984.
"Determination of Ca2+
Binding Sites and Dissociation Constants of Calmodulin
by Terbium (III) Luminescence Spectroscopy", Monica Palacious and Richard L. Kopec,
Texas Academy of Science 87th Annual Meeting, University of Texas at San
Antonio, March 1984
"Magnesium Metabolism in
Rats, Part III", Minority Biomedical Research Support Grant
($123,000), June 1984 - June 1985.
"Some New Data on the
CO2Dimer", 38th Southwest Regional
American Chemical Society Meeting, San
Workshop Participant, "2016 Summit for Transforming STEM Teaching in Higher Education", NSF WIDER PERSIST Project, Boise State University, Boise, ID, April 15, 2016.
Participant, 2016 Texas Learning Communities Consortium (TXLCC) Meeting, Texas A&M University, Corpus Christi, T, April 1 & 2, 2016.
Workshop and Conference Participant, “Transforming Institutions: 21st-Century Undergraduate STEM Education”, AAC&U/PKAL Transforming STEM Higher Education conference, Seattle, WA, November 2015.
Workshop and Conference Participant, “A Scientific Framework for Leading Strategic STEM Reform”, AAC&U/PKAL Transforming STEM Higher Education conference, Atlanta, GA, November 2014.
Invited participant, STEM Central Leadership Meeting, Washington, D.C., March 2015.
Member, 2013 NSF-STEP Recipient Conference Advisory Board, Fall 2012, Fall 2013.
Invited Participant, NSF-STEP
Program Leadership Development Workshop, University of Oregon, Eugene, OR,
October 17, 2011.
Participant, SWSX ECO 2011, Austin, TX, October 4-6, 2011.
Team Leader, AAC&U Shared Futures: Global Education
for a Global Century Summer Institute, Ellicot City, MD, July 31-August 5,
Participant, NSF STEP Conference, Washington, DC. March
Invited Participant, TX STEP Grant Recipient Meetings, Houston
TX October 12-13, 2010, Dallas TX, May 18-19, 2011, May 29, 2012, April 4, 2013, October 23-24, 2013, & May 27, 2014
Workshop Participant, NSF STEP Workshop for New Grant Recipients,
Washington, DC, August 19-20, 2010.
Participant, AAC&U Engaging Science, Advancing Learning:
General Education, Majors, and the New Global Century Conference, Providence,
RI, November 6-8, 2008.
Participant, CPS project, Fall 2008.
Participant, Computer Security, SIGCSE,
Organizer & Participant
of CPS Project, Spring 2005.
Workshop Participant, NASA
Grant Opportunities, January 2004.
"Improving Computing Programs through Meaningful Objectives and Sound
Assessment", SIGCSE Symposium, February 2003.
Invited Workshop Participant,
"Teaching Software Testing", NSF-Florida Institute of
Technology, February 2002, 2003, 2004.
"Just-in-Time Computer Science Education for the 21st Century/Digital
Libraries", Project Kaleidoscope, June
"Facilities Planning", Project Kaleidoscope,
"Innovations in Online Learning", Pew Learning and Technology
Program, February 2002.
"ODBC API Programming", SIGCSE Symposium, February 2001.
"Introductory Applet Programming", " Java Networking and
Server-Side Java", "Java as a Concurrent Language for Operating
Systems", SIGCSE Symposium, March 2000.
"Summer IT Curriculum Institute", St. Edward's University,
"Beginning Java", SIGCSE Symposium, March 1999.
"Software Testing", NSF, presented at ClemsonUniversity June 1998 and University of Alabama June 1999.
"User Friendly Project Evaluation", NSF, presented in St. Louis, MO,
"Regional Symposium on Undergraduate Education in Science,
Mathematics, Engineering, and Technology", National Research Council,
Houston, TX, January 1996.
"Science Education & Scientific Literacy: Developing Partnerships
That Work", Working Conference, University
of Texas at El Paso, May 1995.
"Profiles of Emerging Viruses & Other Infectious Diseases: Their
Clinical Spectra, Ecology, & Prevention", Chautauqua Short
Course, The University of Texas at Austin,
"Moves Management" Spring 1994.
"Strategic Planning", NationalCenter for Strategic Planning
& Resource Development, Austin,
TX, November 1993.
"Evaluating College Faculty", Center for Faculty Evaluation and
presented in San Antonio,
TX March 1993.
"C++", "Algorithm Visualization", and "Parallel
Computing", ACM CSC/SIGCSE 1992 conference, Kansas City, March 1992.
"Supercomputing" and "Object-Oriented Programming",
ACM CSC/SIGCSE 1991 Conference, San
Antonio, March 1991.
"Compiler Construction" at the Western Institute in Computer
Science, StanfordUniversity, August
Topics: Generics and Tasking" at the Fourth Annual Ada Software Engineering and Training
(ASEET) Symposium, Houston,
Short Course Participant,
Programming Language" by College/University Faculty Development
of New Orleans,
UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH PROJECTS SUPERVISED (representative sample)
Abraham, "A Generated Code Based Comparison of Three WYSIWYG HTML
Editors", Senior Seminar, Spring 2002.
Simon, "Dynamic Particle System Using Vertex Shaders",
Senior Seminar, Spring 2002.
"Phone-A-Thon’s Original Software Technology (POST)",
Senior Seminar, Spring 2002.
James, "The N-Queens Problem – Genetic Algorithm vs. Recursive
Algorithm", Senior Seminar & Lucian Symposium, Spring
Lopez, Omar, "WritingCenter Scheduler", Senior
Seminar, Spring 2002.
Penny, "Compensation Calculator", Senior Seminar, Spring 2002.
Chavez, Tony, "Pampered
Chef Palm Helper", Senior Seminar, Spring
"Overview of BuzzSaw — An automated consulting tool", Senior Seminar,
"Installation and Configuration of Apache HTTP Server with
Logging", Senior Seminar, Spring 2001.
Moser, Elaine, "Porting
a LL(1) Compiler to Java", Senior Seminar,
Salinas, David, "DevSTAR, Tomcat and Servlets,
Oh My!", Senior Seminar, Spring 2001.
Arp, Jeanne, "TeX/LaTeX Document Conversion Project", Senior
Seminar, Spring 2000.
Bell, Nathan, "Highly Scalable
Market Data Delivery System", Senior Seminar, Spring
Maureen J. ,"Internet Query Project",
Senior Seminar, Spring 2000.
Dunlap, Sherri, "Virtual
Campus – A 3D Implementation", Senior Seminar, Spring 2000.
Gomez, George E., "3D
Video Game with Interactive Environment", Senior Seminar, Spring 2000.
Youngblood, Alvin Jr.,
"Evaluation of an Applications Server for the RISC Computer Lab of St.
Edward’s University", Senior Seminar, Spring
Mark, "Web-Based Monitoring of the Distributed Computing
Environment", Senior Seminar, Spring 1999.
Dean. Michael, "Large
Integer Representations and Their Application to Mathematics
Research", Senior Seminar, Spring 1999.
Pham, Lan Van, "Computerized Burn-in (CBI)
Software for Embedded Microcontroller", Senior Seminar, Spring 1999.
Smith, Mark, "Unix SVR3 gettyd: An asynchronous device multiplexer for the
Unix SVR3 Operating System", Senior Seminar, Spring
Hurst, Susan, "Software
AG's Natural vs. COBOL: A Closer Look at Performance Differences",
Senior Seminar, Spring 1993.
Terry, "X-Ray Defect Detection Using Automatic Rule Generation and
Simulation", Senior Seminar, Spring 1993.
Mario, "Program Duplication Analysis and Detection for Pascal
Programs", Senior Seminar, Spring 1993.
Fancher, Kent, "A Standardized
Format for Memory Device Bitmaps and a Bitmap Data Compression
Algorithm", Senior Seminar, Spring 1992.
"Historical Database Performance: An Evaluation of the Historical
Structured Query Language Extensions and the Rollback Model", Senior
Seminar, Spring 1992.
Navarro, Roger, "Skip
Lists and Pseudo Skip Lists - Alternative to Balanced Trees", Senior Seminar,
Steve, "Enhancing Processor Performance While Maintaining Software
Compatibility", Senior Seminar, Spring 1992.
"Manufacturing Line Scheduling: A Demand Based Algorithm",
Senior Seminar, Spring 1991.
"Performance Characteristics of Bloom Filters with Commonly Used Hash
Transforms", Senior Seminar, Spring 1991.
Director, Science and Math residential learning community, Fall 2010 +
Member, Executive Committee, Task Force for Academic Innovation and New Education Approaches, Fall 2013 - Spring 2014.
Member, Steering Committee, Academic Planning, Fall 2013-Spring 2014.
Member, Sponsored Projects Advisory Board, Fall 2012-2014.
Member, SEU-ERP Oversight and Student Experience Committees, Fall 2012-Spring 2014.
Convener, ad hoc Faculty Senate Committee of School Reorganization, Fall 2012 - Spring 2013.
President, Faculty Senate and Collegium, July 2012-June 2014.
Co-Team Leader, AAC&U General
Education Course Revision Task Force, 2010-11.
Member, Presidential Excellence
Grant Review Committee, April 2010.
Charter Member, Course Directors Committee, 2009-2012.
Chair, Faculty Compensation Committee,
Charter Member, General Education Advisory Committee, 2008-2014.
Member, ad hoc Senate Subcommittee on Improving
Communications, Fall 2008 -2009
McNair Scholars Advisory Board, Fall 2007-Fall 2018.
Member, Copyright Committee,
Member, Computer Policy
Review Committee, Spring 2003-Spring 2006.
SOURCE Session Chair, Spring
Member, SOURCE Planning
Committee, Fall 2003-Spring 2005.
Committee, Fall 2005 -Spring 2007.
Coordinator, SCIE 2320, Fall 2004 -Spring 2012.
Seminar/Lucian Symposia, Spring 2004.
Member and Co-Chair, TLTR,
Summer 2003-Summer 2005.
Member, BINF faculty
recruitment committee, Fall 2003-Spring 2004.
Member, Mission Committee,
School Self Study, Fall 2003.
Invited workshop participant, "Building Leadership Capacity for Systemic, Scalable and Sustainable Change in Undergraduate Biology/STEM Education", Denver, CO, July 31-August 2, 2019.
Appointed, College of Reviewers for Undergraduate Education, National Science Foundation, July 2018-June 2021.
Mentor and Facilitator, 2015 PKAL Summer Leadership Institute for STEM Faculty, Baca College, Crestone, CO, July 2015 and Claggett Center, Adamstown, MD, July 2016.
Teacher Transfer Pipeline Advisory Panel, March-May 2018.
Member, Career Technology Education (CTE) Advisory Council, Wayside Schools, 9/2016-9/2018.
Volunteer, Lance Armstrong
Foundation, Special Project, January 2003.
Member, AustinIndependentSchool District
Science Curriculum Revision Task Force, Spring 1996.
Planning and Allocations Committee, Austin Area Comprehensive HIV Planning
Council, Fall 1994 to Summer 1998.
Evaluator, Texas Education Agency, Fall 1994, 1993, and 1992.
Contributor, Science Teaching
Alliance for Resource Sharing (STARS), NSF joint proposal for pre-college
science education improvement with Austin
area colleges, including the University
of Texas, March -
Judge, BowieHigh School
Science Fair, 1992.
Section Secretary, American
Chemical Society, 1985.
Chair, ACSHigh School
Chemistry Examination, 1983 - 1985.
Judge, Alamo Regional Science
Fair and RegionalTexasJuniorAcademy of Science,
1982 - 1985.
Participant in Project
Equality, sponsored by Project Equality (TrinityUniversity, San Antonio, Texas),
Volunteer, 1981 Texas
Festival (CPR Instruction).