Alexandra Disney

Alexandra Disney
Assistant Professor of Practice
Phone: (603) 535-2289
Office: Exploration & Discovery, Boyd Science Center Rm 118A, MSC 48, Plymouth, NH 03264

Alexandra Disney received her Bachelor of Science in Biological Chemistry from Bates College in Maine. She later earned a Master of Science in Science Education from Montana State University. Alexandra has taught at multiple private secondary schools, including Phillips Academy in Andover, MA, and most recently at Holderness School. At Holderness, she taught Chemistry, Honors Chemistry, Biology, Senior Thesis, and a STEM course she designed herself titled "Snow Science: Avalanche Physics." This course combined physics lectures with AIARE avalanche safety and winter field work. Alexandra's undergraduate research focused on the antibacterial and antioxidant properties of an Amazonian tree sap. Her graduate thesis looked at how open inquiry affects students' understanding of the nature of science. In her free time, Alexandra enjoys mountain running, rock climbing, and backcountry skiing, ideally with her husband, dog, and toddler.

General Chemistry I
General Chemistry II
Biochemistry for Nurses
Biochemistry I

Montana State University 2016 MSSE Overall Outstanding Graduate Award
Phi Beta Kappa
Sigma Xi
Bates College Magna Cum Laude
Bates College Academic Achievement in Biochemistry Award
POLYMER Undergraduate Organic Chemistry Award