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James (Jim) Maynard

Expert on the preparation, research and performance of chemical demonstrations, chemistry video, and teaching chemistry.

Senior instructional Specialist, Chemistry; Director, Demonstration Lab College of Letters and Science Work: 608-262-7916 — Home and cell phones available upon request Home page


  • My lab specializes in the preparation and research into chemical demonstrations, making new lecture experiments to highlight new types or uses of chemistry
  • Chemistry video, photography including photomicrography, classroom lectures and distinguished speakers
  • The demo lab also trains and advises faculty and staff with respect to choosing topical experiments, and how to perform them


  • Department of Chemistry, James W. Taylor Pharmacia Excellence in Teaching Award, 2008
  • Photos published in The Journal for Chemical Education, including seven covers
  • Chemluminary Award, American Chemical Society, for most original Hands on Activity or Demonstration, 2004
  • 2011-12, College of Letters and Science Academic Staff Excellence Mid-Career Award
  • 2018 Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Service to the University