Dr. Will Case is an Assistant Professor of Chemistry at Converse College. He joined the Converse faculty in 2015, and currently serves as the program coordinator for chemistry. Dr. Case holds a PhD in Chemistry from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. His undergraduate degrees earned at Duke University include a BS in Chemistry and a BA in Spanish.
Dr. Case has taught a wide variety of courses for chemistry majors and non-majors. He promotes the innovative use of technology, using online homework and “flipped” classrooms to promote student learning. Dr. Case is developing laboratory modules to incorporate into an interdisciplinary, introductory chemistry-biology joint course for science majors at Converse.
Students note that Dr. Case is a gifted instructor and that he is always willing to go the extra mile to help them understand and be successful. The students remark on his passion for the subject, his willingness to mentor students (even holding Sunday review sessions), and his sense of humor.
President Krista Newkirk states, “Dr. Case is an innovative instructor and tireless advocate for his students and the college. He is an active member of the community and is a passionate educator and researcher. He is well-respected by his colleagues and by everyone who has the pleasure of working with him.” Provost Jeffrey H. Barker adds that “Dr. Case helps students believe that they can succeed—and then works hard to see that they do.”
Dr. Case currently serves as Councilor for the South Carolina Academy of Science. In 2015, he was the recipient of an NIH/ SC INBRE Target Faculty Grant to support his research into biosensor development.