I am a Professor of Chemistry at Salisbury University where I have been teaching since 1987. I teach primarily general chemistry, inorganic chemistry, and physical science for non-science majors. Over the years, however, I have also taught organic chemistry, instrumental analysis, and physical chemistry. I received my Ph.D. in inorganic chemistry from the University of Wisconsin-Madison where I studied the organometallic chemistry of metal cluster compounds.
For the past few years I have been incorporating a variety of instructional methods in my classes. In particular, I have spent quite a bit of time developing materials for flipping general chemistry classes. I continue to develop new materials, but I am now also exploring ways to gather quantitative data to assess the effectiveness of class flipping. Besides teaching chemistry at Salisbury University, I periodically conduct workshops for regional elementary and middle school teachers. In these workshops we focus on giving the teachers a deeper understanding of physical science content so that they can be more confident and comfortable teaching science in their classes. Outside of chemistry I spend time with my wife chasing after our dogs, and I enjoy hiking, running, and curling. Yes, curling.