My work was in the area of analytical spectroscopy and
instrumentation development; derivative and wavelength modulation
spectroscopy; continuum-source simultaneous multielement atomic
absorption spectrometry; microcomputer applications in science
education; diode-array spectroscopy; digital signal processing;
science education; applications of constructivist pedagogy in
In retirement, I've developed a popular Web based tutorial and highly praised series of software programs for signal processing and a set of interactive simulation software modules for science instruction. I have also done technology training for adults through School-based Inservice Workshops for Teachers and Adult Education Courses on technology-related topics.
Publications and Presentations (Click
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Approximately 100 professional journal papers and book chapters; over 200 seminars and talks presented at national and international meetings. Click here for my academic Curriculum Vitae. Since retirement, my wife and I have developed and presented a number of workshops for teachers on the applications of educational technology and Adult Education Courses on technology-related topics. I am a regular contributor to the Matlab File Exchange, where I am ranked in the top 1% of authors.
National Awards and Distinctions
Tour Speaker for the Spectroscopy Society of Canada, 1979.
Tour Speaker for the American Chemical Society, 1980 and 1981.
Strock Award from the Society of Applied Spectroscopy for research on continuum-source atomic absorption spectrometry, 1988.
EDUCOM/NCRIPTAL awards for Best Design and for Best Chemistry software, for software program SPECTRUM, 1990.
Resides in Naples, FL and Silver Spring, MD. Married to Mary Louise O'Haver. Sons Christopher and Robert.
Last updated December, 2014. Questions should be directed to Prof. Thomas O'Haver, at email@example.com.
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