Gary
教授 | Professor
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EDUCATION

1989    Ph.D.     Organic Chemistry, Northwestern University

1986    MS        Organic Chemistry, Northwestern University             

1984    BS          Delaware Valley College

 

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

2014 – 2016, 2017- present     South China University of Technology 

1992 - 94, 2001 – 2017             Bethel College 

1998 – 2001                              Delaware Valley College 

1994 – 1995, 1997 – 1998        Muhlenberg College 

1989 – 1991                              Eastern College 

Courses: Organic Chemistry I and II, Biochemistry, Introduction to Organic Chemistry, 

Introduction to Organic and Biochemistry for Nurses, Environmental Chemistry,  Chemistry I and II, Introductory Chemistry (Non-Science students) ,  Analytical Chemistry, Biotechnology, Energy Choices for the Future

 

AREAS OF SPECIALIZATION

Organic Chemistry, Bio-Organic Chemistry, Chemistry Education

 

HONORS AND AWARDS

2002       Watkins Fellowship, Wichita State University. Worked with Dr. Dennis Burns 

               on the synthesis of caged cyclophanes.

2000       Grant awarded: $10,000 with Dr. Taj Mattu of Thomas Jefferson Medical College 

               for the ”Creation of a bioinformatics information resource for interogating 

               proteome data from Hepatitis B viral infections.” 

1999       Named a Faculty Member Most Influential Throughout his/her College Career May

1997       Bridgebuilder's Award, Muhlenberg College

1993       NSF-EPSCOR Fellow, University of Arkansas, Principal Investigator: Roger Koeppe 

               Over Expression and Isolation of Mutant t-RNA from E.Coli”

1987-8   University Fellow, Northwestern University, 

               Excellence in Analytical Chemistry, American Institute of Chemists

1984       5th High Honors, Delaware Valley College (5th of 329 in class)

 

PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES

2007 - present   Reviewer for the Journal of Chemical Education

1997 - 2010   POGIL South-Central Regional Meeting 

2007 - 2014   AP Chemistry Exam Evaluation 

2007   Green Chemistry Workshop, University of Oregon

 

PRESENTATIONS AND PUBLICATIONS

  1. “Are College Students the Same in China? A Chemistry Teacher’s Experience 2014-16,” Bethel College Life Enrichment February 22, 2017

  2. “American chemist teaches chemistry in China.” Midwest Regional ACS Meeting October 25, 2017

  3. “Are College Students the Same in China?”, Bethel College Convocation, November 14, 2016

  4. Analysis of damage done by various buffers on E. coli pBR322 plasmid Bryce Hostetler, Gary Histand. Midwest Regional ACS Meeting November 14, 2014

  5. Full Year General Chemistry Exam 2014 American Chemical Society Exams Institute Spring 2013 – Summer 2014 Developed with a committee of ten chemistry faculty this exam. Identified areas to be tested, wrote, edited and selected questions for this nationally normalized exam.

  6. No Fuss Demonstrations Kansas College Chemistry Teachers Conference, Manhattan, KS (Invited talk) April 11, 2014

  7. Greening a traditional reaction: The bromination of acetanilide. ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY. Vol. 247. 1155 16TH ST, NW, WASHINGTON, DC 20036 USA: AMER CHEMICAL SOC, 2014.(presented at the American Chemical Society National Meeting Dallas, TX March 16, 2014)

  8. What's Cool: Gary Histand Blows Things Up February 17, 2014 Bethel College Campus Convocation

  9. “Effects of reducing sugars and metal ions on pbr322 strain of E. Coli bacterium” Jared Regehr, Michelle Kaufman, Gary Histand. Midwest Regional ACS Meeting, October 17, 2013

  10. From Fleeting Thought to Useful Material – The Development of a Lab Experiment Kansas College Chemistry Teachers Conference, University of Kansas School of Pharmacy, April 13, 2012

  11. “The Wild World of Chemistry” February 17, 2012 Bethel College, Campus Convocation

  12. “The Wonderful World of Chemistry” January 28, 2012 – Kaufman Museum Kansas Day Celebration. Created and performed Kansas themed demonstrations.

  13. “The Color of Chemistry - Green” WEB Day Presentation – January 15, 2011 

  14. “Making Bethel College Greener” with Roger Reimer and Friends, November 22, 2010 Bethel College, Campus Convocation

  15. A Convenient, One-Step Synthesis of Benzyl (Ar) Ureas of the type ArCH2NHCONHR from Ar and R1OCH2NHCONHR via Ureidoalkylation F. Alex Meece, Champika Jayasinghe, Gary Histand, and Dennis H. Burns J. Org. Chem., 2009, 74 (8), pp 3156–3159 

  16. First Term General Chemistry Exam 2009 Edition, ACS Exams Institute, Spring 2008 to 2009. Developed with a committee of ten chemistry faculty this exam. Identified areas to be tested, wrote, edited and selected questions for this nationally normalized exam.

  17. “A Convenient, One-Step Synthesis of Phenolic (Ar) Ureas of the Type ArCH2NHCONHR from Ar and ROCH2NHCONHX Via Ureidoalkylation” Alex Meece, Champika Jayasinghe, Gary Histand, Dennis H. Burns; Midwest Regional ACS Meeting October 9, 2008

  18. “The Wonderful World of Chemistry”, December 8, 2008, Bethel College, Campus Convocation

  19. “Biodiesel for the Chemistry Lab”, April 25, 2008, Kansas College Chemistry Teacher’s Conference. 

  20. “Green Chemistry”, November 16, 2007, Bethel College, Campus Convocation

  21. “Green Chemistry”, October 22, 2007, Bethel College Faculty Seminar Series

  22. “Environmental Chemistry as a Teaching Tool”, April 14, 2007, Kansas College Chemistry Teachers Conference. 

  23. Edition Reviewer of McMurry, John. Organic chemistry: a biological approach. Cengage Learning, 2006.

  24. First Term General Chemistry Exam 2005 Edition, ACS Exams Institute, Spring 2004 to Fall 2005. Developed with a committee of ten chemistry faculty this exam. Identified areas to be tested, wrote, edited and selected questions for this nationally normalized exam.

  25. “Remote Control UV-Vis Spectroscopy for Secondary Schools“ October 21, 2004 – Daniel Unruh, Richard Zerger and Gary Histand, ACS Midwest Regional Meeting.

  26. “The Wonderful World of Chemistry” October 15, 2004, Campus Convocation, Bethel College

  27. “Amazing Chemistry Demonstrations“ October 13, 2004, Life Enrichment Program, Bethel College.

  28. “Remote Inquiry Based Experiments for Secondary Chemical Education“ March 29, 2004 –Poster, Presentation, ACS National Meeting, Richard Zerger, Gary Histand and Daniel Unruh

  29. “Can Organic Chemistry be Fun for the Student?“ March 28, 2004 – Oral Presentation, ACS National Meeting.

  30. “Amazing Chemistry Demonstrations“ January 31, 2004, Kansas Day Celebration presentation

  31. “Chemistry Magic and Fantastic Demonstrations” Nov. 11, 2002, Bethel College, Faculty Seminar Series

  32. “Can Organic Chemistry Be Fun for the Student?” March 16, 2002, oral presentation at the Kansas College Chemistry Teachers Conference

  33. Jung, Paul M., Gary Histand, and Robert L. Letsinger. Hybridization of alternating cationic/anionic oligonucleotides to RNA segments. Nucleosides, Nucleotides & Nucleic Acids 13.6-7 (1994): 1597-1605.

  34. Reflections of a Small College Chemist Gary Histand: CHED Newsletter, Fall 1993, p 17-8.

  35. Solid Phase Synthesis of Novel Oligonucleotide Analogues; R.L. Letsinger, S.E. Clare, G.D. Histand, M. Salunkhe, P.S. Sarin, C.N. Singman, K. Tanaka and G. Zhang; in Innovations and Perspectives in Solid Phase Synthesis, R. Epton, Ed. SPCC(UK) Ltd., 1990, p 183-195

  36. Letsinger, R. L., Singman, C. N., Histand, G., & Salunkhe, M.  Cationic oligonucleotides. Journal of the American Chemical Society 110.13 (1988): 4470-4471.