Chemistry Faculty


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Anna Fedor, Ph.D., Chairperson of the Chemistry & Biochemistry Department & Assistant Professor

Anna Fedor, Ph.D.
Chairperson of the Chemistry & Biochemistry Department &
Assistant Professor


E-mail: afedor@misericordia.edu
Phone: 570-674-6769




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Beth Haas, Ph.D. Assistant Professor of Chemistry

Beth Haas, Ph.D.
Assitant Professor of Chemistry

E-mail: bhaas@misericordia.edu
Phone: 570-674-8149






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Charles Saladino, Ph.D., Assistant Professor

Charles Saladino, Ph.D.
Professor of Chemistry


E-mail: csaladin@misericordia.edu
Phone: (570) 674-8017





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Nicola Edwards, Ph.D., Assistant Professor

Nicola Edwards, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Chemistry


E-mail: nedwards@misericordia.edu
Phone: 570.674.6340






John Morgan, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Chemistry

E-mail: jmorgan@misericordia.edu
Phone: 570.674.6377








Anna Fedor, Ph.D.

Specialty: Physical Chemistry

Education:
B.S. Chemistry Penn State University
PhD. Chemistry Syracuse University


Courses Taught:
CHM 133 and 134: Chemical Principles I and II
CHM 133 L and 134 L: Chemical Principles Lab I and II
CHM 101/101 L: Chemistry in Context
CHM 355 and 356: Physical Chemistry I and II
CHM 355 L and 356 L: Physical Chemistry I and II Lab
CHM 324/324 L: Instrumental Analysis
CHM 350: Chemical Literature
CHM 370: Junior Seminar
CHM 470: Senior Seminar
CHM 460: Research


Research Interests:

Combining infrared spectroscopy and computational chemistry to study complex problems. Developing lab protocols for experimental physical chemistry and instrumental analysis.


Recent Publications:

Fedor, A. M.; Toda, M. J. Investigating Hydrogen Bonding in Phenol Using Infrared Spectroscopy and Computational ChemistryJ. Chem. Educ. 2014, 91, 2191-2194.


Beth Haas, Ph.D.

Education:

PhD, University of Michigan
MS, University of Michigan
BS, Indiana University of Pennsylvania


Courses Taught:
CHM 133 and 134: Chemical Principles I and II
CHM 133L and 134 L: Chemical Principles I and II Lab
CHM 224/244L: Analytical Chemistry
CHM 350: Chemical Literature
CHM 370: Junior Seminar
CHM 460: Research


Research interests:
Simulating protein diffusion on cellular membranes and in other confined environments
Inorganic fluorescent materials
Chemical education

Charles Saladino, Ph.D.

Specialty: Biochemistry

Courses Taught:
CHM 104: General Chemistry
CHM 105: Introductory Biochemistry
CHM 353: Biochemistry I
CHM 354: Biochemistry II
CHM 363: Biochemistry Lab
CHM 470: Senior Seminar
CHM 460: Research


Education:
Ph.D. Iowa State Univeristy


Research: Vascular Disease metabolismFree Radicals/Antioxidants

Nicola Edwards, Ph.D.

Specialty: Inorganic Chemistry

Education:
Postdoctoral Fellow: University of Texas at Austin
Ph.D.: University of California, Los Angeles
B.A.: Rice University (Chemistry)

Courses Taught:
CHM 133 and 134: Chemical Principles I and II
CHM 133L and 134L: Chemical Principles Lab I and II
CHM 104L: General Chemistry Lab
CHM 410: Advanced Inorganic Chemistry

CHM 244 L: Organic Chemistry II Lab
CHM 460: Research in Chemistry

Research Interests:
Development of sensors for anions, cations and endocrine-disrupting compounds.
Development of small molecules which act as diagnostic and therapeutic agents for various diseases

John Morgan, Ph.D.

Specialty: Organic Chemistry


Education:
Ph.D. in Chemistry, California Institute of Technology Pasadena, CA
BS in Chemistry, Haverford College


Courses Taught:
CHM 243 and 244: Organic Chemistry I and II
CHM 243 L and 244 L: Organic Chemistry I and II Lab


Research Interests:
Organocatalysis with a focus on N-Heterocyclic Carbenes; Green Chemistry; Chemistry Education






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