Dietmar Kennepohl is Professor of Chemistry and Associate Vice President Academic at Athabasca University (AU) Canada’s Open University. He graduated Summa Cum Laude from McMaster University with a B.Sc. (Honours) degree in chemistry and continued directly into his doctoral studies at the University of Alberta in main group synthetic chemistry.
Before coming to Athabasca University he also did a post-doctoral fellowship at the University of Guelph and was an Alexander von Humboldt Fellow at the Universität Göttingen in Germany. Most of his teaching experience has been in a distributed and online setting. He holds both university and national teaching awards. Over the years, his research interests have included chemical education as well as petroleum, main group and coordination chemistry. His research in chemical education includes online chemistry courses and concentrates on the use of innovative distance delivery methods for undergraduate laboratory work.