Contact Details

Email: axv067@shsu.edu
Phone: (936) 294-2556
Office: CFS 114

Department of Chemistry
Sam Houston State University
1003 Bowers Blvd.
Huntsville, Texas 77340
United States

Adrian Villalta-Cerdas, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Chemistry
Department of Chemistry - Sam Houston State University

B.S. 2008 - University of Costa Rica 
Ph.D. 2014 - University of South Florida

In my chemistry education research, I focus on learning strategies that foster scientific skill development in lecture and laboratory settings in chemistry courses at college level.


One of my research projects focuses on the effect of self-explaining on chemistry conceptual learning. The purpose of the project is to fill the void in knowledge regarding the use of self-explaining in the natural ecology of introductory chemistry courses. The project is important to provide evidence that self-explaining can be an active component of learning in the sciences at the college level.