Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry,
University of Maryland at College Park
B.S. Chemistry, 1963, Spring Hill College
Ph.D., Analytical Chemistry, 1968, Univ. of Florida (J. D. Winefordner)
My work was in the area of analytical spectroscopy and
instrumentation development; derivative and wavelength modulation
spectroscopy; continuum-source simultaneous multielement atomic
absorption spectrometry; microcomputer applications in science
education; diode-array spectroscopy; digital signal processing;
science education; applications of constructivist pedagogy in
In retirement, I've developed a popular Web based tutorial and highly praised series of software programs for signal processing and a set of interactive simulation software modules for science instruction. I have also done technology training for adults through School-based Inservice Workshops for Teachers and Adult Education Courses on technology-related topics.
Publications and Presentations
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Approximately 100 professional journal papers and book chapters; over 200 seminars and talks presented at national and international meetings. Click here for my academic Curriculum Vitae. Since retirement, my wife and I have developed and presented a number of workshops for teachers on the applications of educational technology and Adult Education Courses on technology-related topics. I am a regular contributor to the Matlab File Exchange, where I am ranked in the top 1% of authors.
National Awards and Distinctions
Tour Speaker for the Spectroscopy Society of Canada, 1979.
Tour Speaker for the American Chemical Society, 1980 and 1981.
Strock Award from the Society of Applied Spectroscopy for research on continuum-source atomic absorption spectrometry, 1988.
EDUCOM/NCRIPTAL awards for Best Design and for Best Chemistry software, 1990.
- Meeting in Cyberspace by Thomas O'Haver. Based on an article by the author published in The World & I, February, 1994, page 218.
- T. C. O'Haver, "Electronic Conferencing", Chapter 8 in The Internet: A Guide for Chemists, (S. M. Bachrach, Ed.), ACS Books, Washington, DC, 1996, pg. 185-199.
- Chemical & Engineering News, February 15, 1993, page 25.
- Chemical & Engineering News, October 11, 1993, page 26.
- Science 261, 1271 (1993).
- Wired, November 1993, page 3
First Online Chemical Education Conference
Faculty Rewards - "Can We Implement the Scholarship of
CHEMCONF '96: New
Initiatives in Chemical Education
Summer Online Conference on Chemical Education
School-year Online Conference on Chemical Education
CHEMCONF '95: Faculty Rewards - "Can We Implement the Scholarship of Teaching?"
CHEMCONF '96: New Initiatives in Chemical Education
CHEMCONF '97: Summer Online Conference on Chemical Education
CHEMCONF '98: School-year Online Conference on Chemical Education
Selected sections from Luminescence Analysis in Analytical Chemistry, J. D. Winefordner, T. C. O'Haver, and S. Schulman, Wiley-Interscience, New York, 1972.