VITA

DAVID E. HENDERSON

Professor - Department of Chemistry

Trinity College
Hartford, Ct. 06106

EDUCATION:   Ph.D. Chemistry, 1975, University of Massachusetts, Amherst. "The Analytical Application of Tetradentate Beta-ketoamine Chelating Agents in the Gas Chromatography of Divalent Transition Metals". Thesis director: Dr. Peter C. Uden.

B.A. Chemistry, 1968, St. Andrews Presbyterian College, Laurinburg, N.C.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:

2002-2004 and 2007: Director, Environmental Science Program, Trinity College

1987 - present: Professor, Department of Chemistry, Trinity College, Hartford, Ct.                                

1987-1994: Chairman, Chemistry Department, Trinity College

1986-1995: Director, Interdisciplinary Science Program, Trinity College.

1984-85: Mellon Visiting Professor, Department of Chemical Engineering, Yale University, Hew Haven, Ct. (Sabbatical)

1983-87: Associate Professor   1977-83: Assistant Professor.

1974-1977: Teaching Associate, Chemistry Department, Mt. Holyoke College, South Hadley, Massachusetts.

1970-1974: Teaching and Research Assistant, Chemistry Department, University of Massachusetts, Amherst.

RESEARCH INTERESTS

2004- Present   Tracking ground water pollution from septic tanks using LC-MS, GC-MS, solid phase extraction, and HPLC.

2004-Present   Speciation of Aluminum in environmental waters and studies of environmental impact of acid precipitation.

1990-2005   Studies of plant derived antioxidants using HPLC, GC, LC-MS, and supercritical fluid extraction.

PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES:

2002-Present: Reacting to the Past Program, Barnard College and Consortium schools. Participate in conferences, and prepare new course materials for Reacting pedagogy. (Director of Trinity Reacting program, 2004-6

2002-2003: Intellectual Property Consultant to Lahive Cockfield, Boston, Ma.

2001-2003: Dean of Faculty, Charter Oak State College, New Britain, CT

1999-2001 Associate Dean of the Faculty, Charter Oak State College, New Britain CT.

1991-1993: Chairman, Faculty of Consulting Examiners, Committee on Math, Science and Technology, Charter Oak State College, Farmington, CT.

1986-1988: Executive Board Member, American Chemical Society Chromatography Sub Division. (Elected)

1982 - present: Consulting Editor, LC/GC, Aster Publishing.

1980 - present: Editorial Reviewer, Journal of Chromatographic Science.
1987 - present: Consulting Examiner, Committee on Math, Science and Technology, Charter Oak College, Hartford, Ct.

1983-present: Textbook reviewer, various publishers.

1984 - present: Peer review for USDA and NSF-RUI and Separation Science proposals.

1977-82: Lecturer, Center for Professional Advancement, East Brunswick, N.J.

CONSULTING:

The Round Table Group - Consulting, Lahive Cockfield, James Madison University, College of Applied Science. Cheshire Science Curriculum Committee- (NSTA Star Award 1st Place Science Curriculum, 1989). Department of Chemistry, Miss Porter School. Mass Spectrometry Laboratory, University of Massachusetts, Amherst.


PROFESSIONAL SOCIETIES
American Chemical Society , American Association for the Advancement of Science,
American Society for Mass Spectrometry

PERSONAL INTERESTS
Skiing and mountain biking, Choral and solo singing , Guitar and Banjo, Photography and acrylic painting,  Gardening, chili peppers, Enology,  Science fiction reading and writing  Early Christian history.