Title: Instructor of
Chemistry and Physical Sciences
Department: Department of
Mathematics and Science
Undergraduate degree from George Mason University in Fairfax,
Virginia – B.S. in Chemistry, 1985
Graduate degree in Chemistry, M.S. with environmental and
analytical concentration, University of South Florida, 1992
Most recent work history:
Southwest Florida Water Management District, Brooksville,
Florida; 1993 – 2012 with a specialization in inorganic
environmental analysis. Earlier experience included work as an
organic chemist for the State of Maine, DEP, and two years as a
high school teacher for Hernando County Schools.
Introductory Chemistry and Lab, General Chemistry I and
II and Labs, Organic Chemistry Labs, Quantitative Analysis and Lab,
Environmental Chemistry and Lab, Physical Science, and Evaluation
of Global Warming. I have also taught various analytical short
courses for the FSEA including turbidity, nitrogen, and phosphates
in environmental waters.
Undergraduate research centered on shale oils and the
abundance of normal alkanes in conjunction with high altitude jet
fuels. The project employed the use of capillary column Gas
Chromatographic analysis of extracted fuel stock.
Graduate research looked at the long term effects of the
continued use of copper sulfate pentahydrate as an aquatic
algaecide in the Hillsborough River Reservoir.
There were several presentations and publications from
both projects, including ACS publications, the Royal Academy of
Sciences in London, and Florida Scientist.
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