1997-98 Kenan Award for Teaching Excellence, May 1998.
Elected as the 1999 Chair-Elect, 2000 Chair of the American Chemical
Society’s New York Section.
--Offered for the second time ENS621: Environmental Analytical
and Instrumental Methods, lecture and laboratory;
--Co-developed and co-taught ENS610 and ENS611: Topics in Environmental
Science I & II. Offering these two courses through synchronous
video interactive technology on PL and the Law School Campuses.
--Oversaw and assisted in the development and offering of ENS630,
ENS650 and ENS731.
Taught CHE221 Analytical Chemistry in the fall semester,
Taught CHE331 Instrumental Methods of Analysis in the spring
Taught CHE112 laboratory
C. Guest lectures
Participated in A Political science course on sustainable development
and environmental and energy challenges; attended the Earth Day
Gas Chromatography/Liquid Chromatography/Mass Spectrometry, one
day workshop by HP at Paramus,
A two-day workshop on GC-MS, by HP on environmental applications.
II RESEARCH AND SCHOLARLY ENDEAVORS
The work on Germanium heterocyclic synthesis and conformational
analysis, accepted for publication in Phosphorous, Silicon, Sulfur
and Related Compounds, was co-presented at ACS National Meeting,
and Local Students’ Research Symposium.
Foreign-born Chemists, a Letter to the Editor, Chemical &
Engineering NewsMagazine, August 10, 1998.
The Future of Local ACS Sections, a letter to the Editor, C&E
News, December 21, 1998.
A. Directorship of MS Environmental
i. Curriculum development
Continued participating in and providing leadership to further
development of over half a dozen graduate courses offered for
the first time.
orientations and open houses (7 including
mailings of brochures and cover letter (over
Advertisement (coordinated with several ad
agencies for Pace and Enrollment Marketing) mass mail out to
two chairs in 608 colleges; running campus adds in 15 school
papers; printing and distributing 1000 posters; sending or taking
MSES brochures to half a dozen conferences.
- internet and e-mail (responded to on the average ten inquiries
- site visits of prospective students (scheduled no less than
- responded to phone inquiries (up to half a dozen weekly)
- responded to several e-mail inquiries weekly
- NYS Science Olympiad-Lower Hudson Valley (passed it on Drs.
Flank and Kabbani)
- Established contacts with science faculty colleagues at Rockland
Comm C., Westchester Comm. C. and Queensboro Comm. C. for transfers
to Pace University
Visited and articulated co-op possibilities with Westchester Department
of Environmental and Health Laboratories, and EPA Region II.
meeting and follow up with the Development VP and her staff
adjunct faculty and guest lecturer hiring
Attended LabWorks workshop one at Pace-NY
Attended ACS Students’ Research Symposium, May 2, NYU
Attended Dept. meetings
Site visits (PepsiCo, IBM, Akzo, Ciba, and Novartis) for Student
rec. and instrumentation acq.
ACS re-accreditation (helped out immensely with the report)
Negotiated for the acquisition of our GC/MS system from HP with
a direct $7,500.00 additional discount beyond the standard 10% academic
discount. As well as working with Sadagopan to receive an additional
$18,500.00 instrumentation donated to us from HP.
Participated in a molecular modeling workshop
Attended two off site, off time Student Chem. Society events including
a visit to Bayer R&D Clinical Analyzer Center
Attended with two dept students representing the dept/Univ.
at ACS Nichols Conference
Acquired Instrumentation from Novartis in the real price value of
Dyson Assembly attendance, weekend retreats, with active participation
Member of Dyson Faculty Concerns and Budget Comm.
NEH workshop on interdisciplinary instructions
Participated in three Dyson related Environmental Activities, pre-Kyoto
Petition on global warming and class discussion, President’s sun
roof initiatives, and NEH sessions on environment and sustainability.
Was the panelist in two sessions on the Environment Day.
in a two day Dyson Retreat (Oct 23-24)
A Member of Rene Dubos two-day Conference on Automobile, Society
and the global Economy.
CDFPT “Alternate” Member 1997-99
Participated in two CDFPT orientation sessions for junior faculty
by MJR (June 29, and Oct. 13, 1998)
Initiated and assisted in the acquisition of 700 volume books and
personal memoir of Rene Dubos, formerly the Rockefeller University
Professor to Pace University Library
Human Resource Committee member for automation system
Attended the Campus Curriculum Committee two meetings to represent
Search Committee Member for Directorship of Assessment Office (ten
Attended and regularly participated in Faculty Council deliberations
Member, Center for Academic Excellence Forum
Member, Univ. Relations Task Force on Environmental, Health and
Law (run by J. Tucker)
Member, GreenPace Committee
Member, Faculty Affairs Committees
Continued to participate in the Environmental Law Clinic Training
with Bobby Kennedy in the training of Env. Law students through
Member of the Steering Committee, the co-founder and immediate past-chair,
Partners for Sustainable Development; assisted in writing and acquiring
a $6,000 grant form Kraft General Foods with a possible $6,000 follow
up at a later date;
Participated in over a dozen PSD steering Committee and General
Participated in a PSD sponsored Pesticide Project, sunroof demo
initiative, petition drive on global warming, as a member of 35
nationwide institutions on White House Conference on global warming
Participated in Ossining High School College Fair for Pace University
A founding and co-organizing member of NY State wide Conference
on Global Climatic Change
vi. Continued coaching AYSO SOCCER for both children for
the eighth year
Participated in one day symposium on Gulf2000 run by Gray Sick at
Attended a United Nations Dinner function, promoting MSES
Elected for Chair-Elect 1999, Chair 2000, The American Chemical
Society’s New York Section
Served as a member of Audit Team led by the Chemical Manufacturing
Association for several days to assess the Responsible Care and
Environmental Safety and Health Programs at Ciba-Specialty Chemicals.
Nominated for the ACS National Director at-Large.
Co-organized, co-hosted, and co-sponsored the New York State Conference
on Economic Development and Climate Change
MARM’97 completed with submission of final report (enclosed), and
remained Steering Comm. Member
Helped set up a Chemistry Department Scholarship fund through $8,000.00
donation by MARM
Member of Steering and Organizing Committee, ACS-NY Research Symposium
Candidate for Chair-Elect, ACS-NY Section
Active with four nationwide civic organizations pertaining to the
promotion of Persian American Community
Persian American Cultural Foundation