BA, Colorado College, 1996
PhD, University of Denver, 2006
Analytical, Environmental, Instrumental
Dan is interested in environmental analyses and monitoring of air and water. Projects with Puget Sound students have included remote sensing measurements of in-use emissions from vehicles such as cars, trucks, school buses, transit buses, trains, and boats (small personal vessels, commercial vessels and ocean-going vessels) both in the U.S. and internationally. Water analyses include quantifying trace levels of pharmaceuticals and illicit drugs in wastewater. Dan teaches Analytical Chemistry (Chem 230), Analytic Methods (Chem 231), Instrumental Analysis (Chem 330), and Environmental Analytical Chemistry (Chem 333), as well as the connections course, The Art and Science of Color (Conn 375).
Dan completed his undergraduate degree at Colorado College and then taught at a Denver area high school before returning to do graduate work at the University of Denver under the direction of Donald Stedman. Dan joined the Chemistry Department at Puget Sound in 2006.