John C. Kotz


With Katie on Mt. Cook (New Zealand), at the top of the Franz Josef Glacier, March, 1999

Distinguished Teaching Professor, Emeritus
Chemistry Department
 Email address:
State University of New York  Office phone: 607-436-2454
Oneonta, NY 13820  Office fax: 607-436-2654

 B.S. Washington and Lee University, 1959  Brief biography
 Ph.D. Cornell University, 1963  

CHEMISTRY OLYMPICS -- A program of the American Chemical Society

Lectures at the Chemistry Olympics Camp, Air Force Academy, June 2005

Transition metal chemistry Atomic Orbitals
Redox chemistry Solid State
Nernst equation and Frost Diagrams Organometallic Chemistry

37th International Chemistry Olympics -- Taiwan, July 2005 (U.S. winners, 2005)

38th International Chemistry Olympics -- Korea, 2006

COURSES TAUGHT / SUNY-Oneonta/ 1970 - 2005

General Chemistry (Chem 111-112) (some material from that course remains available)
Descriptive Inorganic Chemistry (Chem 241)
Theories of Inorganic Chemistry (Chem 342)
Senior Seminars


Chair, Educational Technology Committee, 1999-2001
Universal Computer Access for Students plan (UNCAS)
Advisory Committee of the Teaching, Learning, and Technology Center


Sabbatical leave at The University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand, March-April 1999
Trip to Antarctica, January 1999
Trip to China and Tibet, May/June, 2000
Plenary address at South African Chemical Institute meeting, September 23-29, 2000
Visit to University of Witswatersrand, October 2000
Photos of South African Chemical Institute meeting, Potchefstroom University and later safari in Botswana, September/October 2000.
Botswana safari, October 2000


Chemistry & Chemical Reactivity, 6th edition, 2005, coauthored with Paul Treichel (University of Wisconsin) and Gabriela Weaver (Purdue University). The accompanying General ChemistryNow CD-ROM is coauthored with William Vining of SUNY-Oneonta


David Kotz and Pam Jenkins, children John, Margaret Katherine (Mara), and Andy

Peter and Carolyn Kotz, and children Emilie, Ian, Andrew. (deceased, June 23, 2002) and Peter John

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