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.

Cultural Centers

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Kupferberg Holocaust Resource Center and Archives

Using the lessons of the Holocaust to educate current and future generations about the ramifications of unbridled prejudice, racism and stereotyping.

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QPAC: Performing Arts Center

QPAC is an invaluable entertainment company in this region with a growing national reputation. The arts at QPAC continues to play a vital role in transforming lives and building stronger communities.

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QCC Art Gallery

The QCC Art Gallery of the City University of New York is a vital educational and cultural resource for Queensborough Community College, the Borough of Queens and the surrounding communities.