Redefining the Classroom

David M. Myton, Ph.D.

Associate Provost 
Professor of Chemistry

Curriculum Vitae - January 2016

January 2015

January 2002

In the news:
Laker Week Festivities 2011
Graduates from MA:C&I 2007
LSSU offers new master's degree: 2005
School of Education realignment: 2002Crawford Hall dedication 2000
Chemical Hygiene Plan 1994

Office: Admin 206
Phone: 906-635-2349
Fax: 906-635-6671


  • Ph.D. Environmental Sciences and Resources: Chemistry, Portland State University (Portland OR - 1991)
  • M.S.T. Master of Science in Teaching, Portland State University (Portland OR - 1991)
  • B.S. Integrated Science Secondary Education, George Fox College (Newberg OR - 1980)

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Publications, Grant Activity

  • 2013 Title III Strengthening Institutions $1.86M five-year grant - member of writing team
  • 2010 Measurement for Science Educators - week-long teacher training
  • 2009 Inquiry Methods for Science Educators - week-long teacher training held at the EUPISD
  • 2007-2009 Improving Teacher Quality Grant with AMAESD in Alpena 
  • The Best Teachers’ Test Preparation for the MTTC  REA_Research & EducationAssociation 2006. Co-author, wrote Chapter 7 on Science for Elementary Teachers
  • 2005-2006 Improving Teacher Quality Grant – SAHES PL107-101 ESEA Title II.  LSSU partner with AMAESD and Alpena Community College. Two years:$188,964 
  • Title III Improving Institutions, member of grant committee - member of writing team $1.7M over 5 yrs.  
  • Carl Perkins Vocational and Technical Education Professional Development grant for Hazwoper Train-The-Trainer certification.  $2,114  
  • Development and Maintenance of a Great Lakes Bald Eagle Database to Provide Support in Governmental Efforts to Protect the  Great Lakes  ” Drs. Bowerman, Zimmerman and Myton. Great Lakes Protection Fund, GLPF Proposal HE195-2327  $56,647
  • Support for GIS/GPS curriculum implementation from Kansas State University-Salina’s NSF DUE grant# 9454618 $4400
  • Semi-empirical Calculations of Gas-phase Basicities for Compounds containing Carbon, Nitrogen, Hydrogen and Oxygen Applied to Mass Spectrometry"  Myton, D.M. and O'Brien, R.J. Anal. Chem. 1991, 63, 7201-7205.


  • 2009 Summer Institute for Greater Proficiency in Science Grant   June 8-11, 2009 at EUPISD funded by DIISD 
  • “Hydrosphere, Atmosphere & Weather” Title II Improving Teacher Quality Grant Workshop joint project with AMAESD, March, 2007

David Myton defines the start of his storied career in education through his service as brass-section "Band-Aide" during junior high. Having completed his BS in secondary education he taught junior high in Oregon, and high school in Alaska, before returning to graduate school to complete both a MST in chemistry education and PhD in environmental sciences and resources: chemistry. He taught at a regionally accredited community college in Nevada before coming to LSSU as assistant professor of chemistry in 1993. He has served as chemistry department chair, department head, Acting Dean for the College of Natural and Health Sciences, acting secretary, acting lab manager, and chair for the School of Education. He has served as Associate Provost with a number of subtitles (eg. Dean-at-Large; Assessment, Education and Graduate Studies) since the fall of 2011 He holds rank as a tenured Professor of Chemistry. He has served as chair of the shared governance assessment committee, as ex-officio to general education and curriculum committees, and as elected member to the strategic planning and budget committee.  He is a Peer Reviewer for the Higher Learning Commission, has built two canoes and two kayaks, and plays the harmonica poorly. Dave is an INTJ personality type who loves order, systems and organization - all traits that fit well with his current roles in assessment and accreditation.