I joined the Chemistry Department at Salisbury University in 2008. I teach organic and general chemistry, bioorganic chemistry, and a chemistry course for non-science majors. I earned a bachelor of science in chemistry from Allegheny College in Meadville, PA in 2000 and a Ph.D. in organic chemistry at the University of Pittsburgh in 2005. From 2006-2008, I did postdoctoral work at UC-Irvine and taught simultaneously at Irvine Valley College in southern CA. I’m always looking for fun and interactive ways to deliver content to students. I have been creating video lectures, experimenting with flipping various topics, and integrating online homework into my courses over the last five years. I also conduct research focusing on the development of new methods for alkaloid synthesis. In addition to chemistry, I enjoy reading, cooking, spending time with my wife and daughter, and watching Steelers football games.