Greg D. Pillar
William S. Lee Associate Professor of
Environmental Science and Chemistry
Chair, Department of Environmental Science
Queens University of Charlotte
Ph.D., University of Georgia (Agronomy – Environmental Chemistry), 2006
M.S., Kansas State University (Agronomy – Soil Science), 2002
B.S., University of Minnesota (Environmental Science – Soil Science and Hydrology), 1999
A full version of my C.V. is available below.
Teaching and Teaching Philosophy
Currently I am an associate professor at Queens University of Charlotte with a split appointment in the Department of Chemistry and the Department of Environmental Sciences. In May of 2013 I was awarded the William S. Lee Professorship. Between 2009 and July of 2013 I was Chair of the Department of Environmental Science. In the Spring of 2013 the Department merged with the Department of Chemistry and up to July 2016 I was chair of the Department of Environmental Science & Chemistry. In May 2016 I was appointed Director of the Preyer Honors Program.
I teach a wide range of courses in these departments including general chemistry, geology, analytical chemistry, soil and water science and environmental chemistry. I have previously taught in our Liberal Arts CORE program (CORE 122 – Modern Citizenship: Food for Thought), our honors program (HONR 210 – Recipe for Disaster: Hollywood vs Reality) and our John Belk International Program (JBIP). Our JBIP program is Nationally recognized and I have had the honor of co-leading student trips through Italy (2008), Micronesia (2011,2013,2014), Vietnam (2012) and most recently Costa Rica (2016). Recently I have spent a significant amount of time developing course curricula that includes course-embedded research and establishing a supplemental instruction program for barrier courses such as general chemistry, physics and biology.
A full version of my teaching philosophy is available below.