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
Publications and Presentations
Approximately 100 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
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 SPECTRUM,
Travel Pictures: Naples, FL, Cuba, France,
Switzerland, Alaska, Costa Rica, Peru, Galapagos, Bush camps
(Botswana, Zambia, and Zimbabwe), Thailand, Vietnam, Laos,
Cambodia, Cuba, India; National Parks and Forests of
California, Utah, Arizona, Montana, Wyoming and Nevada; Finger
Lakes, Niagara Falls, Caribbean, Panama Canal, Dry Tortugas.
organized the first CHEMCONF on-line conference during the
summer of 1993. 450 participants used Listserv e-mail to discuss
fifteen papers, which were available on FTP and Gopher servers.
All subsequent conferences have been Web-based. Participation
has approximately doubled since the first CHEMCONF, and the
frequency of the on-line conferences, now called CONFCHEM, has
expanded to several per year.
Meeting in Cyberspaceby Thomas
O'Haver. Based on an article by the author published in The World & I,
February, 1994, page 218.
T. C. O'Haver, "Electronic Conferencing", Chapter 8 in The Internet: A Guide for
Chemists, (S. M. Bachrach, Ed.), ACS Books,
Washington, DC, 1996, pg. 185-199.
Chemical & Engineering
News, February 15, 1993, page 25.
Chemical & Engineering
News, October 11, 1993, page 26.