Prof. Neil Edwards

 

EDUCATION

  • M.A., Physical Science Education, New York University
  • B.S., Chemistry, City College, CUNY

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

  • 2008 – present   Queensborough Community College (Adjunct Professor)
  • 2004 – present   C. W. Post Campus, Long Island University (Adjunct Professor)

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

  • 2001 – present   Laboratory Manager
    Department of Chemistry, C. W. Post Campus, Long Island University
  • 2005 – present   Assistant Editor
    “Speaking of Safety”, subscription newsletter of the Laboratory Safety Institute, Natick, MA
  • Teacher of Chemistry & General Science, New York City schools (retired)
  • Copy Editor, “Journal of Chemical Physics”, American Institute of Physics, New York, NY
  • Chemist, Quality Control Laboratory, Great A & P Tea Company, New York, NY

MEMBERSHIPS AND AFFILIATIONS

  • American Chemical Society (Division of Chemical Health and Safety)
  • National Association of Scientific Materials Managers
  • Laboratory Safety Institute

TEACHING PHILOSOPHY

Knowledge of chemistry is valuable and applicable in our daily lives as well as in the pursuit of so many professional jobs and careers. Having taught science students on many academic levels, from middle school and high school to college level, I have always felt that the most important goal of teaching science is to help students develop essential critical thinking and problem-solving skills. In addition, I hope to inspire an appreciation of chemistry and its relationship to many other fields of interest, and to encourage students to further their chemistry education.

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