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Vinod Dhar
Professor / Curriculum Director Chemistry
School of Nursing and Health Professions
Office Location
1 Riverside Drive: Rm 301
Courses Taught
CHEM 101, CHEM110/CHEM111.
Previously taught Bio 120 and Environmental Studies.
Vinod Dhar is a professor in the in the School of Nursing and Health Professions, which she has been part of for Seventeen years. She has a Ph.D. in Chemistry. Prior to teaching at Goodwin University, she spent several years teaching and researching In India and at the University of Melbourne and RMIT, both in Australia. Additionally, she did research at the University of Connecticut.
Eager to return to teaching, Vinod responded to a newspaper ad drawing her to the faculty at Goodwin University. The moment she stepped onto campus, she said, she knew she had reached her destination, and has been very happy here since.
For Vinod, Goodwin is much more than just a workplace. She says Goodwin has an amazing administration and dedicated Faculty members and of course we would be incomplete without our wonderful student population who help to create an environment that is friendly, inviting and in many ways a family.

"It makes me feel so special and I’m honored to be a part of this amazing Goodwin community and I cannot see myself being anywhere else." working at Goodwin has taught me to be a better human being and power of giving back to Community for greater good. Outside of the class room, Vinod remains active in the Goodwin community as a member of several committees and serves as curriculum director for chemistry. Developed OER for CHEM101 and has been teaching since Fall 2020. Using UDL in OER class room elevated teaching Chemistry to other level.
Ph.D., Kashmir University (India)
M.Phil., Kashmir University
M.S. Kumaon University
B.S., Kashmir University
Honors / Awards
Teaching Fellow Universal Design for Learning (2019)
Goodwin University – Recognition for Service and dedication as Course Coordinator for Chemistry in Department of Health and Natural Sciences Award ( 2012)
Goodwin University – 15 Year Meritorious and selfless Service Award
Goodwin University – 10 Year Meritorious and selfless Service Award
Goodwin University – 5 Year Meritorious and selfless Service Award
Connecticut Science and Engineering Fair For Dedicated Service to youth of Connecticut as Judge - 10 year service Award
Connecticut Science and Engineering Fair For Dedicated Service to youth of Connecticut as Judge - 5 year service Award
Areas of Interest / Study / Research
Chemistry with Focus on Air, water and Soil Pollution
Publications: Research Papers have been published in National and International Journals
Served as a Judge at Connecticut Science Fair for last ten years. I interviewed high school students about their research projects and I participated in selecting students for national and international competitions.
Active Participant in Women in Science and Technology Area panel.
Actively involved in undergraduate Research fellowship program organized by American Chemical Society.
Research papers have been published in both national and international journals.
Conference Presentations
Universal Design for Learning as a Strategy to Support Diverse STEM Students
At Association of American Colleges and Universities hosted by MCLA in MA on 6/21/19.
Gave a detailed presentation on Assessment organized by CTE at Goodwin university in April, 2020.
Actively participated in annual CT OER conference last year and this year.
Teaching Philosophy
"I believe in providing students tools which will empower them to become lifelong/ better learners who will apply their knowledge and skills to improving society."