1997 PhD Cornell University (Environmental Toxicology)
1993 MS Cornell University (Environmental Toxicology)
1986 BS Boston College (Chemistry)
General areas of expertise include: Environmental Chemistry and Toxicology, and Science Education. Specific areas of chemistry research include the bio-geochemical cycle of mercury and the potential impact of climate change on the environmental transport and transformation of mercury. This work includes: 1) laboratory studies of the effects of light, temperature, soil chemistry, precipitation, and other factors on the reduction of mercury in soil; 2) field studies (New York, Brazil) of the effects of environmental change on soil mercury chemistry. Science education expertise includes promoting research and reasoning skills in the classroom and in mentored relationships, with a special emphasis on minority student entry into STEM fields.