David Harpp
Sir William Macdonald Professor of Chemistry


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David N. Harpp is the Sir William Macdonald Professor of Chemistry and Tomlinson Chair of Science Education at McGill University. His research interests are centered on organosulfur and selenium molecules, teaching innovations, and academic integrity issues. He has published over 230 research articles in refereed journals, including over 20 articles on teaching. He was instrumental in the creation of the Office for Science and Society and the COOL (COursesOnLine) system of lecture-capture at McGill in 2000, which enables tens of thousands of McGill undergraduates to view recorded classes. In addition to having made nearly 600 presentations at conferences, universities, schools and interest groups, he has received over a dozen local, national and international awards for research, teaching and science promotion. These include the inaugural American Chemical Society’s Edward Leete Award for Excellence in Teaching and Research in 1995, the inaugural Lifetime Achievement Award for Leadership in Learning at McGill University in 2010, and two honorary doctorate degrees from Acadia University and Guelph University in 2000 and 2012, respectively.