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