Chemistry & Biochemistry Department

Faculty and Staff

Contact

Fern E. Cardella

Fern E. Cardella

Department Assistant
585-389-2667
fcardel7@naz.edu
Peckham Hall 222A
Additional Positions:
Department Assistant in Biology
Senior Department Assistant in Chemistry and Biochemistry

Faculty

William R. Lammela

William R. Lammela

Professor of Analytical Chemistry & Department Chair
585-389-2580
wlammel8@naz.edu
Peckham Hall 318
Bio

Education: B.S., Keene State College (Chemistry and Physics/Environmental Science); Ph.D., University of New Hampshire (Analytical Chemistry/Earth Science (Marine Chemistry)

Teaching and Research Interests: Analytical and environmental chemistry; environmental science. My core teaching philosophy is that students learn by doing. In my laboratory and chemistry courses, I focus less on memorizing concepts and more on the process of "figuring out" chemical solutions to real world problems. Students learn to think as analysts rather than technicians; they understand why they are doing what they are doing and what their data means.

Stephen Beecher

Stephen Beecher

Assistant Professor of General Physics
585-389-2581
sbeeche9@naz.edu
Peckham Hall 325
Bio

Education: B.S., State University of New York at Geneseo (Physics); Ph.D., University of Delaware (Low Temperature Condensed Matter Physics)

Teaching and Research Interests: Physics. I often share my own real world experience as a nuclear trained engineer aboard the fast attack submarine, the USS Tautog in my courses. These stories serve as a springboard for my students to apply the principles of physics to everyday experiences and gain a more appreciative understanding of the physical processes that govern the world around us.

David J. Giacherio

David J. Giacherio

Visiting Assistant Professor
585-389-2582
dgiache1@naz.edu
Peckham Hall 230
Kelly M. Hutchinson-Anderson

Kelly M. Hutchinson-Anderson

Assistant Professor of Chemistry Education / Science Educator
585-389-2154
khutchi8@naz.edu
Peckham Hall 327
Additional Positions:
Assistant Professor / Science Educator in Adolescence Education
Bio

Education: B.S. Nazareth College;  M.S., Ph.D. Purdue University

Teaching and Research Interests: Science education, general chemistry, nanoscience. In my courses, students are engaged in the classroom through discussions and working problems collaboratively in both large and small groups, as I believe that knowledge construction and skill development occur when you create the knowledge yourself as an active, rather than passive learner. My courses incorporate real-life examples and previous experiences, encourage discovery, and provide variety for diverse learners.

William Korth

William Korth

Assistant Professor of Earth Science
585-389-5137
wkorth2@naz.edu
Peckham Hall 331
Lynn O'Brien

Lynn O'Brien

Professor of Biochemistry
585-389-2583
lobrien9@naz.edu
Peckham Hall 233
Bio

Education: B.S., St. John Fisher College (Chemistry); Ph.D., University of Rochester (Biochemistry).

Teaching and Research Interests: Biochemistry, molecular biology, and organic chemistry. Students in my laboratory and chemistry courses demonstrate an understanding of the flow of biological information from DNA to RNA to protein.  

Matthew C. Schoell

Matthew C. Schoell

Assistant Professor, Program Director of Clinical Laboratory Sciences
585-389-2587
mschoel6@naz.edu
Peckham Hall 320
Bio

Education: B.S. Biochemistry, State University of New York at Geneseo, MLS (ASCP), Rochester General Hospital, Ph.D., Pharmacology, University of Rochester

Jane A. Shebert

Jane A. Shebert

Chemistry Lab Coordinator
585-389-2578
jsheber0@naz.edu
Peckham Hall 239
Stephen G. Tajc

Stephen G. Tajc

Assistant Professor of Organic Chemistry
585-389-5077
stajc3@naz.edu
Peckham Hall 235
Bio

Education: B.S., Gannon University (Chemistry); M.S., University of Rochester (Biochemistry); Ph.D., University of Rochester (Biophysics); Postdoctoral Fellow, Johns Hopkins University (Biophysics)

Teaching and Research Interests: Organic chemistry, undergraduate research, and chemistry of drug design. My teaching philosophy for organic chemistry is to emphasize the importance of understanding chemical reactions, rather than memorization. If a student can comprehend how the chemistry works, they will hold a greater appreciation for the overall science. In addition, they will apply their knowledge base to more complex reactions as the course progresses. Current research projects include the understanding of the fundamental binding mechanism of HIV-1 viral entry inhibitor drugs and the synthesis of small molecules that target cations in water.

Tajc research seeks a solution to hydrofracking's ecological problems.

Stephanie M. Amico

Stephanie M. Amico

Counselor
585-389-2667
samico4@naz.edu
Elizabeth Anderson

Elizabeth Anderson

Lecturer
585-389-2667
eanders3@naz.edu
Robert A. Arcus

Robert A. Arcus

Lecturer
585-389-2667
rarcus0@naz.edu
Peckham Hall 311
Eric M. Henry

Eric M. Henry

Lecturer
585-389-2667
ehenry8@naz.edu
Sanela Lampa-Pastirk

Sanela Lampa-Pastirk

Lecturer
585-389-2667
slampap3@naz.edu
Peckham Hall 311
Alex Martin

Alex Martin

Visiting Assistant Professor
585-389-2585
amartin21@naz.edu
Peckham Hall 234
Bio

Education: B.S., University of Michigan; Ph.D., Virginia Commonwealth University

Teaching and Research Interests: General chemistry, organic chemistry, organic synthesis, organic process development and continuous chemical processing

Charles H. Schallhorn

Charles H. Schallhorn

Lecturer
585-389-2667
cschall0@naz.edu
Peckham Hall 311
Mamta T. Singh

Mamta T. Singh

Lecturer
585-389-2667
msingh1@naz.edu
Brian A. Smith

Brian A. Smith

Lecturer
585-389-2667
bsmith0@naz.edu
Peckham Hall 311
Hui Sun

Hui Sun

Lecturer
585-389-2667
hsun5@naz.edu
Peckham Hall 311
Tara Beth Sweet

Tara Beth Sweet

Lecturer
585-389-2667
tsweet3@naz.edu
Millard Wyman

Millard Wyman

Lecturer
585-389-2667
mwyman1@naz.edu
Peckham Hall 311