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Name: Dr. Thomas W. Kallen
Job Title: Professor of Chemistry
Institution Name: State University of New York, College at Brockport
Office Address and Phone:
Department of Chemistry
SUNY College at Brockport
350 New Campus Drive
Brockport, NY 14420
(585) 395-5590
FAX: (585) 395-5805

E-Mail: tkallen@brockport.edu

Education and Training:

Area of Graduate Training: Inorganic Chemistry
Graduate Minor: Physics
Language Proficiency: Reading knowledge of German and French.

1968-1970 Georgetown University, Washington, D.C. 20007. Post-doctoral Research Associate in Inorganic Chemistry under Dr. Joseph E. Earley. Support: AFOSR Grant AF-1225-67.

1965-1968 Washington State University, Pullman, Washington 99163. Ph.D., Inorganic Chemistry, June, 1968. Thesis Director: Dr. Randall E. Hamm. Thesis: “The Preparation and Reactions of Some Glycine Complexes of Chromium(III).” Support: NDEA Title IV Fellowship, 1965-1968; Quarter-time Teaching Assistant, 1965-66.

1962-1965 Beloit College, Beloit, Wisconsin 53511. B.S., Chemistry, May, 1965.

1956-1958 University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin 53706. Major: Electrical Engineering.

Awards, Honors and Fellowships:

Sigma Xi Faculty Research Award, Brockport Club, The Society of Sigma Xi, 1980.

Selected for inclusion in “American Men and Women of Science,” 12 th and following Editions, Jaques Cattell Press, 1972---.

Nominated to membership in the Society of Sigma Xi, Georgetown University Chapter, 1969.

Nominated to membership in Phi Lambda Upsilon, Honorary Chemical Fraternity, Washington State University Chapter, 1968.

N.D.E.A. Title IV Fellow, Washington State University, 1965-1968.

Haven Fellowship for Research, Beloit College, 1965.

Trautman Chemistry Prize, Beloit College, 1964.

Membership in Professional Societies:

American Chemical Society

Inorganic Division of the American Chemical Society

The Society of Sigma Xi

Professional Employment Record:

1994-Present Chairman, Department of Chemistry, SUNY College at Brockport, Brockport, NY 14420.

1980-Present Professor, Department of Chemistry, SUNY College at Brockport, Brockport, NY 14420.

1977-Present Continuing Appointment (Tenure), Department of Chemistry, SUNY College at Brockport, Brockport, NY 14420.

1976-1980 Associate Professor, Department of Chemistry, SUNY College at Brockport, Brockport, NY 14420.

1970-1976 Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry, SUNY College at Brockport, Brockport, NY 14420.

1968-1970 Research Associate, Department of Chemistry, Georgetown University, Washington, D.C. 20007 (Dr. Joseph E. Earley, Supervisor),

1965-1966 Quarter-time Teaching Assistant, Department of Chemistry, Washington State University, Pullman, Washington 99163.

1963-1965 Laboratory Assistant, Department of Chemistry, Beloit College, Beloit, Wisconsin 53511.

1964 Summer Research Assistant, Department of Chemistry, Beloit College, Beloit, Wisconsin 53511 (Dr. William Rice, Supervisor).

Undergraduate Teaching Experience:

Extensive teaching experience in Quantitative Skills, Introduction to Chemistry, General Chemistry and College Chemistry at the Freshman level.

Extensive teaching experience in Inorganic Chemistry and Physical Chemistry at the Junior/Senior level.

Some experience in Analytical Chemistry, Thermodynamics and Statistical Mechanics at the Sophomore/Junior level.

Extensive experience as a generalist advisor and chemistry majors’ advisor.

Service to the University:

  • Past President of the Faculty Senate, member of the Faculty Senate Executive Committee and Faculty Senate, member of the Steering Committee for the Middle-States Institutional Self-study, member of the College-wide Strategic Planning Committee, member of the Search Committee for Vice President of Academic Affairs.
  • President of the Faculty Senate, member of the Middle-States Steering Committee, member of the College-wide Strategic Planning Committee.
  • President-elect of the Faculty Senate, member of the Faculty Senate Executive Committee and Faculty Senate.
  • Chairman of the General Education Coordinating Committee, member of the Faculty Senate, member of the Undergraduate Curriculum Committee of the Faculty Senate.
  • Member of the General Education Coordinating Committee.

Publications:

 T. W. Kallen and J. E. Earley, “Substitution as the Rate-Determining Step in the Reduction of the Perchlorate Ion by Ruthenium(II),” J. Chem. Soc. D., 851 (1970).

 T. W. Kallen and J. E. Earley, “Aquoruthenium(II) Catalysis of Substitution on Aquoruthenium(III),” Inorg. Chem., 10, 1149 (1971).

 T. W. Kallen and J. E. Earley, “Reduction of the Perchlorate Ion by Aquoruthenium(II),” Inorg. Chem.,10, 1152 (1971).

 T. W. Kallen, “Competitive Pathways for the Aquation of the (Ethylenediamine)bis(oxalato)chromate(III) Ion in Acidic Media,” Inorg. Chem. 14, 2687 (1975).

 T. W. Kallen, “Reactions of the Trans- and Cis-Diaquobis(oxalato)chromate(III) Ions in Solutions Which Contain Oxalic Acid,” Inorg. Chem., 15, 440 (1976).

 T. W. Kallen and R. E. Hamm, “Aquation of the (Glycinato)bis(oxalato)chromate(III) Complex Ion in Acidic Media,” Inorg. Chem., 16, 1147 (1977).

 T. W. Kallen, W. C. Stevens* and D. G. Hammond,* “Anation of the Cis-diaqua(ethylenediamine)- (oxalato)chromium(III) Complex Ion by Oxalate Species,” Inorg. Chem., 18, 1358 (1979).

T. W. Kallen and R. E. Hamm, “Competitive Pathways for the Oxalate Substitution Reaction of the (Glycinato)bis(oxalato)chromate(III) Ion,” Inorg. Chem. 18, 2151 (1979).

T. W. Kallen, M. J. Root* and K. A. Schroeder, “The Kinetics and Mechanism of Aquation of the Trans-Bis(nitrilotriacetato-N,O,O’)chromate(III) Ion,” Inorg. Chem., 18, 3318 (1979).

T, W. Kallen and E. J. Senko,* “Anation of the Cis-diaquobis(oxalato)chromate(III) Complex Ion by Oxalate Species,” Inorg. Chem., 22, 2924 (1983).

Papers Presented at Professional Meetings

T. W. Kallen and R. E. Hamm, “Reactions of the Triglycine Complexes of Chromaium(III),” American Chemical Society, Northwest Regional Meeting, Richland, Washington, June, 1967.

T. W. Kallen and R. E. Hamm, “Kinetics and Mechanism of Aquation of the Glycinato)bis(oxalato) chromate(III) Complex Ion,” American Chemical Society, Northwest Regional Meeting, Portland, Oregon, June, 1968.

T. W. Kallen and J. E. Earley, “Substitution as the Rate-Determining Step in the Reduction of the Perchlorate Ion by Ruthenium(II),” Mid-Atlantic Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society, Dover, Delaware, April, 1970.

T. W. Kallen and J. E. Earley, “Substitution as the Rate-Determining Step in the Reduction of the Perchlorate Ion by Ruthenium(II),” Wroclaw, Poland, September, 1970 by J. E. Earley.

T. W. Kallen and D. C. Coyle*, “A Kinetic Study of the Aquation of the Tris(oxalato)chromate(III) Ion in the Presence of Oxalic Acid,” 4 th Undergraduate Research Symposium of the State University of New York at Albany, SUNY at Albany, Albany, New York, November, 1973.

S. B. Tilden*, J. W. Bixler and T. W. Kallen, “The Ferricyanide-Sulfite Reaction,” 19 th Annual Undergraduate Research Symposium, Rochester Section, American Chemical Society, State University of New York, College at Geneseo, Geneseo, New York, April, 1974.

D. V. Beio* and T. W. Kallen, “Preparation and Characterization of an (Ethylenediamine)bis(glycinato)

Chromium(III) Complex Salt,” 21 st Annual Undergraduate Research Symposium, Rochester Section, American Chemical Society, Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, New York, May, 1976.

D. G. Hammond* and T. W. Kallen, “Oxalate Anation of the Diaquomono(ethylenediamine)mono-

(oxalato)chromium(III) Complex Ion,” 21 st Annual Undergraduate Research Symposium, Rochester Section, American Chemical Society, Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, New York, May, 1976.

W. C. Stevens* and T. W. Kallen, “ Oxalate Anation of the Diaquomono(ethylenediamine) mono(oxalato)chromium(III) Complex Ion,” 22 nd Annual Undergraduate Research Symposium, Rochester Section, American Chemical Society, Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, New York, April, 1977.

E. L. Stich* and T. W. Kallen, “Specific Ion Interactions of the b -tris(glycinato)- Complexes of Chromium(III) and Cobalt(III),” 22 nd Annual Undergraduate Research Symposium, Rochester Section, American Chemical Society, Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, New York, April, 1977.

E. J. Senko* and T. W. Kallen, “Oxalate Anation of the Cis-diaquabis(oxalato)chromate(III) Complex Ion,” 23 rd Annual Undergraduate Research Symposium, Rochester Section, American Chemical Society, State University of New York College at Brockport, Brockport, New York, April, 1978.

T. W. Kallen, “Coordinated Oxalate Catalysis of the Reactions of Chromium(III) Complexes,” SUNY Brockport Scholars ’85, State University of New York College at Brockport, Brockport, New York, April, 1985.

G. L. Burr* and T. W. Kallen, “Preparation and Characterization of Mixed-Ligand Complexes of Chromium(III),” SUNY Brockport Scholars ’85, State University of New York College at Breockport, Brockport, New York, April, 1985.

G. L. Burr* and T. W. Kallen, “Preparation and Characterization of Mixed-Ligand Complexes of Chromium(III),’’ 30 th Annual Undergraduate Research Symposium, Rochester Section, American Chemical Society, Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, New York, April, 1985.

T. L. Wiesner* and T. W. Kallen, “Mixed Ligand Complexes of Chromium(III) with Ethylenediamine and the Glycinate Ion,” 45 th Annual Undergraduate Research Symposium, Rochester Section, American Chemical Society, University of Rochester, Rochester, New York, April, 2000.

T. L. Wiesner* and T. W. Kallen, “Mixed Ligand Complexes of Chromium(III) with Ethylenediamine and the Glycinate Ion,” SUNY Brockport Scholars 2000, State University of New York College at Brockport, Brockport, New York, April, 2000.

* Brockport student co-author.

Undergraduate Honors Thesis Supervisions

T. L. Wiesner, “Preparation and Characterization of Mixed-ligand Complexes of Chromium(III) with Ethylenediamine and the Glycinate Ion,” Departmental Honors in Chemistry, May 2000..

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