1994 - Ph.D. Pennsylvanis State University. Chemistry.
1988 - B.S. Canisius College. Chemistry.

My research interests include organic synthesis and methodology, molecular recognition, and the design and implementation of new undergraduate laboratory experiments. Currently students in my laboratory are working on a short and efficient synthesis of tetraethynyladamantane 1. The alkynes will be functionalized with "sticky" ends so as to promote the self-assembly into a lattice framework.

Students have also investigated the use of microwave technology as an energy source in the undergraduate laboratory with the goal of developing new labs that can be performed in one laboratory period.