As an inorganic chemist, my interests lie in exploring and understanding the diverse chemistry of the elements within the periodic table. Along this line, my primary teaching is in General Chemistry and Inorganic Chemistry. My research interests focus on the areas of synthetic inorganic chemistry, bioinorganic chemistry and crystallography. In recent years my students and I have focused on understanding the photochemistry of metal halide clusters. I also have developed several instructional web sites including an extensive web site for teaching concepts of point group symmetry.
Ph.D. in Inorganic Chemistry, 1993
B.A. in Chemistry, 1988
The College of Wooster
My teaching responsibilities are in the areas of General and Inorganic Chemistry and range from first-year courses to advanced upper-level coursework.
supported by the National Science Foundation
Raman spectroscopy has been incorporated into many chemistry courses thanks to funding from the National Science Foundation.
Structural methods including X-ray crystallography are being incorporated into a range of courses at Otterbein University