Professor Timothy Eckert teaches courses in Organic and General Chemistry, and Forensic Science. He earned his B.A. at Yale University and Ph.D. at the State University of New York at Syracuse. As a postdoctoral fellow, he researched bioorganic chemistry at the University of California, Santa Barbara. During a sabbatical he pursued NMR research at the University of Arizona. His research now tries to solve the riddle of the ortho effect found in electrophilic aromatic substitutions.
Prof. Eckert wrote the organic chemistry text used at Carthage. He has published several papers in the Journal of Organic Chemistry, Journal of the American Chemical Society, Tetrahedron Letters, and Journal of Chemical Education. He won the Distinguished Teaching Award at Carthage in 2007. An amateur mathematician, he serves as an editor for American Mathematics Competitions for high school students. He also enjoys bicycling, tennis and basketball.
He joined the Carthage faculty in 1989.
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