Gary D. Anderson
Gary Anderson received his B.S in Chemistry and his M.S. from the University of Oklahoma. His MS thesis project involved the study of the influence of steric factors on the nitration of substituted biphenyls. He obtained his Ph.D. at Florida State University where he worked with Professor Werner Herz on the chemistry of natural products and x-ray crystallography. He spent two years of postdoctoral study doing synthesis of steroids with Professor Carl Djerassi at Stanford University. Over the years his research interests have shifted from synthetic organic chemistry and x-ray crystallography to artificial intelligence applications for teaching organic chemistry and improving pedagogy in organic chemistry. He also is developing materials for distance education in science. Finally, he is trying to find ways to use his interests in the history of chemistry and alchemy to add supplemental information into his courses to try to make them more interesting.
Department of Chemistry
Marshall University
One John Marshall Drive
Huntington, WV 25755


Marshall University, 2006