CV (the more Creative one)

<for the more traditional CV, look here>

Table of Contents for the CV

  1. Education
  2. Contact Information
  3. Skills
  4. Professional Positions/Experience
  5. Honors/Awards
  6. Grants and Contracts
  7. Research
  8. Publications
  9. Presentations
  10. Professional Service
  11. Teaching Activities
  12. Professional Associations/Memberships


  • PhD. Organization, Information, and Learning Sciences (currently ABD; Anticipated Graduation: December 2022), University of New Mexico (UNM), Albuquerque, NM.
  • M.S. Statistics (May 2020), University of New Mexico (UNM), Albuquerque, NM. Thesis title: “A Statistical Analysis of the UNM FACETS Design Identity & Beliefs Survey Data”
  • M.S. Chemistry (Major: Organic, May 2000), University of New Mexico (UNM), Albuquerque, NM.
  • B.S. Biochemistry (Minor: History, May 1998), Trinity University, San Antonio, TX.

Contact Information


Twitter: @RissaChem

LinkedIn: /clarissa-sorensen-unruh


As the YouTube video embedded below shows, I approach work as a highly efficient, designerly, detail-oriented, multifaceted researcher/practitioner who is a team player and communicates effectively in both oral and written forms. 

Professional Positions/Experience

My professional positions demonstrate experience in complex project/program management, advisement/mentoring, teaching and learning, curriculum revision, systems design, grant writing, and professional development facilitation.

My professional positions from 1/2001 – present.


A logo for one of the awards I’ve received as a woman in a non-traditional career. Click on the picture to get the full list of awards and honors.

Grants and Contracts

Several grants that I’ve been an active part of (or that I received funding from) include Dept of Education Title V, NSF Career and Advance grants, Perkins Funding, and NASA.Click on the picture to see more grants/contracts received.


I live at the intersection of chemistry, statistics, and learning sciences. My STEM education research blends practitioner and researcher roles and focuses on ethics in assessment, critical quantitative methodologies, and assessment and evaluation, specifically ungrading. My quantitative skills include data cleaning, multiple and multivariate statistical analysis, and data communication and visualization. I can program in R, Matlab, and a little bit in Python. I also use MS Excel, Numbers, and Google Sheets extensively in data cleaning and data visualization. My qualitative skills include designing and conducting interviews and focus groups. I have coded interview transcripts, narratives, and artifacts using in vivo, thematic, VAB (values, attitudes, beliefs), holistic, narrative, hypothesis and grounded theory coding techniques. I have used case study (including multiple case study) analysis, narrative analysis, grounded theory, evaluative research and design-based research.


Direct Links to ChemEdX and Reflective Teaching Evolution Blogs

A collection of books, podcasts and outreach I’ve done, including “Communicating Chemistry Through Social Media”, “Ungrading”, @RealScientists Curator, Teaching in HigherEd podcast. Click on the picture for a full listing of my publications.


Poster for ACS Fall National Meeting 2019 “Social Media and ethics in the classroom: Reflection and Analysis” Click on the picture for a full listing of my workshops/webinars, podcasts, interviews, etc.

Professional Service

Teaching Activities

For my most popular YouTube Glass Videos, a chart showing the number of hits for the top 7 videos, which range in discussion topics from “What are chemicals?” to “Reactions at the Benzylic Position”. Click on the picture to learn more about my Teaching Activities.
One of my most popular videos on YouTube – “Kinetics: Transition State Theory”

Professional Associations/Memberships