David Reed Myers

B.S., B.A., magna cum laude, Fairleigh Dickinson University; M.A., Ph.D., Princeton University. Dr. Myers also spent a year of postdoctoral study at McMaster University, and worked as a chemist for Starks Associates. He received a Garden State Graduate Fellowship for the years 1980 to 1984. His research findings have been published in the Journal of the American Chemical Society, the Journal of Organic Chemistry, and Tetrahedron Letters. His research interests include reactive organic intermediates; strained organic molecules; and computer modeling, both of strained organic molecules and organic reactions involving reactive intermediates. He has recently developed an interest in natural products chemistry, and how this interfaces with the other scientific disciplines. He is also interested in the state of Chemical Education and how to improve it. In recent memory, he has also been involved with the Advanced Placement Program as a Reader, and for years 2004-2006 worked on writing test questions for potential inclusion in future Advanced Placement exams. In addition, for the years 2004-2006, he served as a Member-at-Large of the Connecticut Valley Section of the American Chemical Society, as well as a member of its Nominating Committee. In 2007 he served as the Chair-Elect, and in 2008 he was the Chair of the section. In 2007 he was appointed to serve on the American Chemical Society’s Organic Examination Committee. He has also been a consultant for a FIPSE funded program, centered at Boston University, on the teaching of Quantum Concepts in General Chemistry.