Maine Maritime Academy
Michael Schaab is professor emeritus in the Arts and Sciences Department at Maine Maritime Academy in Castine, Maine, where he mostly taught physics courses and labs. He also taught Introductory Chemistry (CH 220 – 221) and Engineering Chemistry (CH 301) offers an elective Ethics and Science course, and has helped develop and teach two interdisciplinary courses along with other faculty; Climate Change and Communities and Conflict. He has been at Maine Maritime since 2001. His primary focus of educational interest and research has been is in the area of experimental design and learning pedagogy.
Mike has spent the last 20 years serving as a mentor, consultant, and instructor to AP teachers throughout the United States, Europe, Africa, and Asia. He is a College Board consultant in both biology and chemistry and is a reader for the AP Chemistry exam as well as helped develop lab and curriculum materials for College Board level science courses. He has twice received the Distinguished Teacher Award from Bowdoin College, the Educator of the Year Award from Rotary International, the Sustained Excellence in Teaching Science Award from the University of Maine at Orono, and is a Paul Harris Fellow. Mike has reviewed numerous scientific books and texts and developed the AP teacher resource manual for the 11th edition of Chemistry by Raymond Chang. He has recently prepared and edited exams for McGraw-Hill’s AP Chemistry practice exams using the new curriculum standards and has written questions to support the 2nd edition of Chemistry by Nivaldo Tro. He developed AP-style questions for the 12th edition of Chemistry by Raymond Chang. From 2012 to 2014 he spent two years working at Döküz Eylül University in Izmir, Turkey where he developed a physics laboratory program for their Maritime College as well as teaching their engineering chemistry courses. Mike enjoys hiking, gardening, kayaking, travel, choral singing and teaching students of all ages.