NAME: John Neale Cooper
TITLE: Professor of Chemistry, Retired
EDUCATION: B.S.(Honors), Chemistry, California Institute of Technology, 1960.
Ph.D., Chemistry, University of California, Berkeley, 1964.
Thesis: “The Protolysis of the Tetraphenylborate Ion and Reactions of Aqueous Nitric Oxide”
1964-1966 Makerere University College, Kampala, Uganda, East Africa, Lecturer in Inorganic Chemistry.
1966-1967 Carleton College, Northfield, Minnesota, Visiting Assistant Professor.
1967-1974 (on leave 1971-1972) Bucknell University, Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, Assistant Professor.
1971-1972 University of Illinois, Urbana, Illinois, Visiting Assistant Professor.
1974-1983 Bucknell University, Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, Associate Professor.
1975-1976 (Sabbatical) Argonne National Laboratory, Argonne, Illinois, Faculty Research Participant.
1978, Summer University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio, NSF Small College Faculty Research Participant.
1983-2003 Bucknell University, Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, Professor.
1983-1984 (Sabbatical) University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio, Visiting Scholar.
1984 University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio, NSF Small College Faculty Research Participant.
1992-1993(Sabbatical) Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana, Visiting Professor of Chemistry.
1993 Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana, NSF Research Opportunity Award Participant.
2000-1 Consultant, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Office of Attorney General, Environmental Crimes Section.
2003, June Retired.
2004 – 6 Contributing Writer, Columnist: Axis of Logic
Research Corporation, F.G.Cottrell Grant, 1969-1970, $3,000.
Petroleum Research Fund:
5183 B3, 1970-1972, $10,800.
6522 B3, 1972-1974, $10,900.
10643 B3, 1978-1980, $13,000.
12355 B3, 1980-1982, $13,000.
18623 B3, 1987-1989, $20,000.
22198 B3-C, 1989-1991 $20,000.
National Science Foundation: CSIP-8650293, with M.E.Kastner, 1985-1986, $21,054. Precession camera.
Bucknell University Faculty Summer Fellowship, 1969, $1650.
Bucknell University, Arthur Vining Davis Award, 1979, $1000.
Bucknell University Faculty Summer Fellowship, 1983, $2000.
Bucknell University, Ethel Ward Fund Stipend, Summer 1986, $1500.
Lindback Teaching Award, Bucknell University, 1988.
Thomas Paine Award, Citizen Journalism, 2005, Central Susquehanna Chapter, ACLU.
Peacemaker Award, Center for Non-Violent Living, 2007.
Royal Society of Chemistry, principally Dalton Transactions, 1987-2000; Journal of Chemical Education;
Prentice-Hall, and W. H. Freeman.
Environmental Crimes Section, Office of the Pennsylvania Attorney General, 2000-2001.
Chemistry for Non-Scientists
Physical Chemistry I (Thermodynamics, Electrochemistry and Kinetics)