Seth Anthony

I joined the faculty of the natural sciences department at Oregon Tech in 2011. I primarily teach chemistry for engineering students, but am also involved with (and advise) students in the Environmental Sciences Program.


Courses I regularly teach:

  • Fall term: CHE 201/4 - General Chemistry I (with Lab)
  • Winter term: CHE 202/5 - General Chemistry II (with Lab)
  • Spring term: CHE 260 - Electrochemistry for Renewable Energy Applications (with Lab)
  • Spring term: ENV 107 - Environmental Data Analysis

Other courses I occasionally teach or have (co-)taught:

  • CHE 104 - Elementary Chemistry Laboratory 
  • CHE/PHY/ENGR 307 - Introduction to Nanoscience and Nanotechnology
  • ENV 207 - Sustainability Science and Technology
  • CHE 407 - Chemistry Research

Test tubes containing colored solids.

(Above: Images from a laboratory module on precipitation reactions that I developed during my doctoral work at Colorado State University. I'm particularly excited about developing laboratory experiments that allow stude​nts to reason from evidence to molecular-level descriptions of what atoms, ions, and other microscopic particles are doing!)

Other Activities:

  • Advisor, Chemistry Minor - Oregon Tech created a chemistry minor in 2013, and the first students graduated with this minor in Spring 2014. I'm the lead advisor for the chemistry minor -- come talk to me about the requirements and about courses being offered that can count towards the minor!
  • Faculty Advisor, Oregon Tech Astronomy Club (Facebook) - This is an amazing group of students who are excited about going out and observing the night sky, learning about the universe around us, and doing community outreach to share it with others!
  • Assessment Coordinator, Science General Education Program - In this role, I help the university evaluate whether students who take science courses to fulfill Oregon Tech's science general education requirement are learning what we want them to learn about scientific reasoning!
Seth Anthony

Seth Anthony, Associate Professor



  • Ph.D., Colorado State University
  • M.S., Colorado State University
  • B.A., North Carolina State University

Recent Research Presentations:

  • Seth Anthony. “Why do they think they know? Exploring a conceptual/algorithmic divide in students’ judgments of confidence.” 23rd Biennial Conference on Chemical Education, Grand Valley, MI, August 2014.
  • Stephanie Ryan and Seth Anthony, “Grounded theory as an analysis technique to capture student conceptions in chemistry” 23rd Biennial Conference on Chemical Education, Grand Valley, MI, August 2014.
  • Seth Anthony. “When do they know they don’t know? Student judgments of confidence and mental effort for various question types in general chemistry.” Gordon Research Conference on Chemistry Education Research and Practice, Newport, RI, June 2013.
  • Seth Anthony. “Student confidence judgments for various question types in general chemistry.” 22nd Biennial Conference on Chemical Education, State College, PA, July 2012.
  • Seth Anthony and Dawn Rickey. “Video analysis of student discussion and relationships with key aspects of post-lab written work within an inquiry-based general chemistry laboratory course.” 242nd National Meeting of the American Chemistry Society, Denver, CO, August 2011.
  • Seth Anthony and Branka M. Ladanyi.  “Molecular dynamics studies of solvation in sc-CO2/ethanol mixtures.” 242nd National Meeting of the American Chemistry Society, Denver, CO, August 2011.