Jim Becvar

Physical Sciences Building
El Paso Texas, 79968
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Jim E Becvar
Professor, Chemistry and Biochemistry - Bioinformatics - Environmental Science and Engineering

Dr. Becvar became Editor-In-Chief of a new On-Line Journal, Advances in Peer-Led Learning, in 2021. Authored four peer-reviewed articles and an editorial in 2021. Edited and authored two books: the 286 page General Chemistry I: Resource for Peer-Led Team Learning Workshop and the 316 page General Chemistry II: Resource for Peer-Led Team Learning Workshop. Encouraged the scholarship of Peer Leaders as they (32 undergraduates) and I authored 17 oral presentations, eight of which are on YouTube.Other Accomplishments:1. Continued to promote Peer-Led Team Learning as a data-driven, student directed and student facilitated learning strategy.2. Developed strategies for self-sustainability of PLTL on every campus that adopts this form of facilitated learning.3. Provided opportunities for undergraduates to develop contributions to the literature on learning.4. Used biochemical expertise to develop new Intellectual Property to find new antibiotics.5. Promoted and developed the new Trademarks Chromat-O-Art ® and Chromat-O-Heart® into a new industry using the IP in his recent patents.6. Continued to develop Intellectual Property for the betterment of the university.


  1. Chemical Education
  2. Peer-Led Team Learning
  3. Bacterial Bioluminescence
  4. Chromat-O-Heart®
  5. Chromat-O-Art®