Assistant Professor

Chemistry and Biochemistry

University of Delaware
Newark, DE 19716


Jacqueline L. Hilsenbeck-Fajardo is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry at the University of Delaware. Dr. Fajardo has been extensively involved in the development and implementation of a general chemistry course sequence integrated with biological sciences. As a recipient of the College of Arts and Sciences Excellence in Teaching Award in 2018 and active facilitator at local and external training workshops in pedagogy, Dr. Fajardo strives to create learning environments that are active and supportive of meaningful learning. Dr. Fajardo is Co-Director of the local chapter for the Center for the Integration of Research, Teaching, and Learning (CIRTL), a national network committed to the training of future faculty in pedagogical sciences. In this capacity, she serves as the Institutional Administrative Leader and heads the Teaching-as-Research working group. She holds a Ph.D. in Chemical Education from the University of Northern Colorado.