The Department of Chemistry and Physics has dynamic and energetic faculty members, who have specifically chosen to teach and conduct research in an undergraduate setting. They stress understanding of principles, critical thinking, communication skills, and strategies for effective problem solving.
In addition to being dedicated teachers in the classroom, our faculty members are actively involved in directing undergraduate research, an essential component of a quality undergraduate degree program in the sciences. Many opportunities exist for students to conduct cutting-edge research with a faculty mentor.
Members of the faculty have published the results of their research with undergraduates in peer-reviewed literature, have been successful in securing extramural funding for their research and curriculum development efforts, and often take their students to national meetings in order to present the results of their research.
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BS - Chemistry, California State Polytechnic University @ San Luis Obispo, California: 5/69
MS - Environmental Sciences (Meteorology), Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, California: 3/74 (Dissertation theme: Cyclonic Development around Low Level Jets.)
From July 1969 to October 1989 - Naval officer and Naval aviator (Pilot); attained the rank of Lieutenant Commander; designated Mission Commander and Patrol Plane Commander on the P-3C aircraft; ground duties included Officer-in-Charge, Executive Assistant, Operations Officer, Maintenance Officer, Administrative Officer,...
Laboratory coordination<br />General chemistry<br />General physics<br />Meteorology<br />Patrol plane aviation<br />Multiengine piloting<br />OSHA and safety issues<br />Waste management
Small molecule design
& spectroscopic characterization; synthesis of biologically active
nitrogen-containing heterocycles with applications to chemotherapy and pain; the design and synthesis of exotic amino acids; total synthesis of natural p
My training and professional interests lie at the interface of organic and inorganic chemistry. I received both a BS and PhD in chemistry from the University of New Hampshire. Upon completion of my studies at UNH, I moved to the University of Connecticut to perform postdoctoral research. I later joined the faculty of the University of New England as a Visiting Assistant Professor, and then in my current role as an Assistant Lecturer during the fall semester of 2011. My...
Organic and Inorganic Chemistry
Fluorescent Sensors & Polymers
Photoactive Metal Complexes
PER: Physics Education Research
Physics for the Life Sciences: designing new labs and classroom activities
Clickers: designing interesting
and relevant questions
Ph.D. Research: Ion time-of-flight and vacuum-ultraviolet spectroscopy
Analytical chemistry; spectroscopic methods of analysis; fluorescence and chemiluminescence; environmental analysis; clinical analysis.
B.S. Biochemistry; University of Maine, Orono. 1992
Ph.D. Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Maine, Orono. 1998
Fat and Bone Cell Differentiation <br />Jagged1/Notch and FGFR Signaling Networks<br />Biological Effects and Toxicology of Polybrominated Diphenyl Flame Retardants<br />
History and Research:
The moniker "Dr. V" is in veneration to his late father, an outstanding teacher in the Concord Massachusetts school system who went by the name of "Mr. V." Dr. V teaches general physics and undertakes research in molecular self-assembly of four-stranded DNA and physics education. He graduated Magna Cum Laude and Phi Beta Kappa from Clark University with a dual major in chemistry and physics in 1982. ...
Physics education pedagogy
physical science teacher training
scanning probe microscopy.
Accomplished Administrative Coordinator and Website Marketing Specialist with 10+ years experience providing marketing and sales support in traditional corporate environments and freelance organizations. Takes ownership of independent projects; creates marketing materials, manages online content, and leads efforts to upgrade and enhance corporate website. Solid administrative and problem solving skills; demonstrated excellence designing complex financial spreadsheets, graphs, charts, and reports.
Adobe Acrobat Pro
BA Physics from U of M Orono in 1970
Taught High school Physics in New Hampshire and Kennebunk Maine from 1972 to 2006.
Certified in Maine as Master Teacher of Physical Science and Mathematics
Tutor in UNE LAC from 1990 to 1993
Teaching Physics labs at UNE since 2008
Modeling Physics<br />Use of probes and software to gather and analyze data