Consulting & Service

He is continually happy
Who has the opportunity of depending on the excellent,
Of consulting the learned,
And of conversing with the good-natured.

Sakya Pandita Kunga Gyaltsen


A. Reviews of Manuscripts, Proposals and Educational Materials | B. Consulting | C. Service at Conferences: Organization of Symposia and Chairing of Symposia | D. University Service: Campus, College, and Department.


A. Reviews of Manuscripts, Proposals, and Educational Materials

a. Journal Article Reviews (512, 500th review on 2/9/5)

1. Journal of the American Chemical Society, since 1987, 108 reviews (100th review 4/9/4)
2. Journal of Computational Chemistry, since 1987, 12 reviews
3. Journal of Organic Chemistry, since 1989, 64 reviews
4. Journal of Physical Chemistry, since 1991, 34 reviews
5. Journal of Chemical Education, since 1991, 46 reviews
6. Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry Letters, since 1991, 1 review
7. Inorganic Chemistry, since 1992, 7 reviews
8. Journal of the Chemical Society, Perkin Transactions 1 & 2, 1993 - 2002, 50 reviews
9. Organic Mass Spectrometry, since 1993, 1 review
10. Tetrahedron Letters, since 1994, 6 reviews
11. Zeitschrift für Kristallographie, since 1995, 1 review
12. Tetrahedron: Asymmetry, since 1995, 2 reviews
13. Organometallics, since 1995, 4 reviews
14. Journal of Materials Chemistry, since 1995, 5 reviews
15. Canadian Journal of Chemistry, since 1995, 2 reviews
16. Journal of the Chemical Society, Faraday Transactions, 1995-1998, 12 reviews
17. Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics, since 1998, 20 reviews
18. Journal of the Chemical Society, Dalton Transactions, since 1996, 2 reviews
19. Journal of the Chemical Society, Chemical Communications, since 1996, 18 reviews
20. Journal of the Chemical Society, Mendeleev Communications, since 1996, 2 reviews
21. Chemical Research in Toxicology, since 1996, 10 reviews
22. Angewandte Chemie, since 1996, 8 reviews
23. Chemistry - A European Journal, since 1997, 18 reviews
24. Intern. Journal of Chemical Kinetics, since 1997, 7 reviews
25. Molecular Physics, since 1997, 1 review
26. Journal of Physical Organic Chemistry, since 1997, 6 reviews
27. Journal of Chemical Research, since 1998, 1 review
28. European Journal of Organic Chemistry, since 1998, 4 reviews
29. Coordination Chemistry Reviews, since 1998, 1 review
30. Organic Letters, since 1999, 10 reviews
31. Internet Journal of Chemistry, since 1999, 1 review
32. Chemistry of Materials, since 1999, 3 reviews
33. Theoretical Chemistry Accounts, since 1999, 4 reviews
34. Tetrahedron, since 1999, 5 reviews
35. Journal of Computer-Aided Molecular Design, since 1999, 1 review
36. Journal of Heterocyclic Chemistry, since 2000, 2 reviews
37. Journal of Chemical Crystallography, since 2001, 3 reviews
38. Journal of Molecular Modeling, since 2001, 4 reviews
39. New Journal of Chemistry, since 2001, 1 review
40. Crystal Growth & Design, since 2002, 6 reviews
41. Organic & Biomolecular Chemistry, since 2002, 3 reviews
42. PhysChemComm, since 2003, 1 review
43. Journal Molecular Structure, since 2003, 5 reviews
44. Advances in Physical Organic Chemistry, since 2003, 1 review
45. Nature, since 2003, 4 reviews
46. Journal of Chemical Theory and Computation (JCTC), since 2004, 2 reviews
47. Royal Society Reviews, since 2005, 2 reviews
48. Molecular Diversity, since 2005, 1 review
49. Letters Organic Chemistry, since 2005, 1 review
50. Heteroatom Chemistry, since 2005, 1 review


b. Proposal Reviews (102, 100th review written 4/2/5)

1. Research Board, University of Missouri, since 1992, 19 reviews
2. American Chemical Society (PRF), since 1992, 28 reviews
3. National Science Foundation, since 1993, 21 reviews
4. International Science Foundation, since 1993, 1 review
5. University Research Council, Senayan, Jakarta, since 1996, 1 review
6. Research Corporation, since 1996, 4 reviews
7. Louisiana Education Quality Support Fund R & D Program, since 1996, 1 review
8. Midwestern Association of Graduate Schools, since 1996, 1 review
9. United States Department of Agriculture, since 1998, 1 review
10. Technology Assessment, MU University Patents & Licensing, since 1998, 3 reviews
11. South Carolina EPSCoR Program, since 2002, 1 review
12. NSF-DUE-CCLI Grant Review Panel, July 14-17, 2003, 11 reviews
13. CRDF - U.S. Civilian Research and Development Foundation, since 2003, 2 reviews


c. Reviews of Educational Materials (24)

1. Fessenden & Fessenden, Organic Chemistry, 5/e, Brooks/Cole, 1992.
2. Loudon, Organic Chemistry, 3/e, Benjamin/Cummings Publishing Company, 6/92.
3. Zollinger, Diazo Chemistry I, 2/e, 5/93.
4. Kuhn & Försterling, Moleküle und Molekülanhäufungen, John Wiley & Sons, 3/94.
5. Carey, Organic Chemistry, 3/e, John Wiley & Sons, 6/94.
6. Zollinger, Diazo Chemistry II, 1 chapter, 12/94.
7. Vollhardt & Shore, Organic Chemistry, 2/e, W.F. Freeman, Pre-rev. eval., 12/95.
8. Lambert, Shurvell, Lightner and Cooks, Part 3 (Electron Spectroscopy) of Introduction to Organic Spectroscopy, 2/e, Prentice Hall, 6/96.
9. Fox & Whitesell, Organic Chemistry, 2/e, Jones & Bartlett Publ., 6/96. See Review Copy Request web site.
10. Vollhardt & Shore, Organic Chemistry, Freeman & Co., Post-revision evaluation, 6/97.
11. Daley & Daley, Organic Chemistry, Review of Preliminary First Edition, Wm. C. Brown Publishers, 6/97.
12. Comparative Analysis of Wade, Organic Chemistry, 3/e, Prentice Hall, and Brown & Foote, Organic Chemistry, 2/e, Saunders College Publishing, 12/97.
13. ChemCoach tutorials on "The Chemistry Place," Addison Wesley Longman/Peregrine Publisher, 1/99.
14. ChemCoach tutorial on "Equilibrium," Addison Wesley Longman/Peregrine Publisher, 3/99.
15. Hornback, Organic Chemistry, 1/e, Brooks/Cole, 4/00.
16. Prospectus of Laboratory Manual, McGraw-Hill, 8/00.
17. Infrared-Spectroscopy Tutorial. McGraw-Hill Co., 12/00.
18. Chemistry of Alkynes Tutorial. McGraw-Hill Co., 12/00.
19. Review of ChemCoach Tutorials. McGraw-Hill Co., 1/01.
20. Review of 3 chapters of Vollhardt/Schore, Organic Chemistry, 4/e, W.F. Freeman, 2/01.
21. Review of 4 chapters of Vollhardt/Schore, Organic Chemistry, 4/e, W.F. Freeman, 7/01.
22. Review of book proposal on Selected Name Reactions in Organic Chemistry, Academic Press, 7/02.
23. Hornback, Organic Chemistry, 2/e, Brooks/Cole, 8/03.
24. Book Proposal, Non-Science Major Chemistry, Benjamin-Cummings, 4/17/05.


B. Consulting Projects

Consulting interests include Translations of Chemistry Documents (German/English and English/German) and the Development of Educational Materials for Chemistry Education (focus on web-based media, testing materials).

8. Instructor, Advanced Placement Teacher Education, Truman State University, May 2003.

7. Member, Organic Chemistry Examination Committee of the American Chemical Society, Preparation of 2004 Examination. Pro Bono.

6. Consultant, ACT Inc. and the Association of American Medical Colleges.

5. Author & Consultant, Educational Materials Development, McGraw-Hill Company.

4. Translation of Advanced Organic Chemistry, Reaction Mechanisms by R. Bruckner, Harcourt / Academic Press, San Diego, CA, 2001. ISBN: 0-12-138110-2.

3. Invited Conferee, Organic Chemistry Summit, McGraw-Hill, Eagle Ridge Inn & Resort, Galena, Illinois, July 13-16, 2000.

2. Development of the companion web sites for the texts by Bruice and Wade, Prentice Hall, Upper Saddle River, NJ. (see Education)

1. Author & Editor of Testing Materials for the American Institute of Research.


C. Conference Services

a. Organization of Symposia and Conferences

7. "Chemistry is in the News" Workshop at the 18th Biennial Conference on Chemical Education, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa, July 18 - 22, 2004. Workshop Organizers: Rainer Glaser, Department of Chemistry, University of Missouri-Columbia, and Susan Schelble, Department of Chemistry, University of Colorado-Denver.

6. NSF Multi-Initiative Dissemination Project. Eileen Lewis, University of California-Berkeley, Department of Chemistry, Organizer. Rainer Glaser, Local Host and Participant. The University of Missouri-Columbia, Columbia, Missouri, April 11 - 12, 2003.

5. "Chemistry is in the News" Conference 2002 --- Conference Web Site
The University of Missouri-Columbia, Columbia, Missouri, October 18 - 20, 2002.
Rainer Glaser and James Groccia, Organizers.
Chemistry is in the News Conference, News & Announcements, J. Chem. Educ. 2002, 79, 1069.

4. "Chemistry is in the News" Conference 2001 --- Conference Web Site
The University of Missouri-Columbia, Columbia, Missouri, September 21 - 23, 2001.
Rainer Glaser and James Groccia, Organizers.
Chemistry is in the News Conference, News & Announcements, J. Chem. Educ. 2001, 78, 1018.

3. Symposium on "Anisotropic Organic Materials" --- Symposium Web Site
218th ACS National Meeting, New Orleans, Louisiana, August 22 - 26, 1999.
Rainer Glaser and Piotr Kaszynski, Organizers.

2. Symposium on "Nonlinear Optics" --- Symposium Web Site
32nd ACS Midwest Regional Meeting, Lake of the Ozarks, Osage Beach, MO, Oct. 29 - Nov. 1, 1997.
Rainer Glaser, Organizer.

1. Symposium on "Frontiers in Applications of Computational Chemistry"
28th ACS Regional Meeting, Columbia, Missouri, November 10-12, 1993.
Bill Welsh, UMSL, and Rainer Glaser, MU, Co-Organizers.


b. Chairmanships at Symposia and Conferences

6. Chairman, Saturday Morning Session.
33rd Midwest Theoretical Chemistry Conference, University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa, May 25 - 27, 2000.

5. Symposium on "Theory, Isotope Effects, Physical Organic Chemistry"
American Chemical Society, 215th National Meeting, Dallas, Texas, March 31, 1998.

4. Chairman, Poster Session, Division of Polymeric Materials: Science & Engineering.
American Chemical Society, 212th National Meeting, Orlando, FL, August 27, 1996.

3. Discussion Leader "Theoretical Description and Interpretation of Electron Densities."
Gordon Research Conference, State College, New Hampshire, July 2-7, 1995.

2. Chairman, General Session B, Division of Computers in Chemistry.
Chairman, General Session C, Division of Computers in Chemistry.
American Chemical Society, National Meeting, Washington, DC, August 21-26, 1994.

1. Chairman, Session VI.
Midwest Theoretical Chemistry Conference, Columbia, MO, May 19-21, 1994.


D. University Service

a. Campus Service

2004-7 MU Environmental Studies Executive Committee.
2004- Big Ideas for Teaching Excellence (BITE) Task Force.
2002-3 MU Information Technology Committee.
2002-3 Executive Committee, Educational Technologies at Missouri (eT@MO).
2000-3 Academic Grievance Panel.
1999-2003 Faculty Advisory Committee, Educational Technology at Missouri (eT@MO). Chair 2002-3.
1999-2002 Academic Assessment Committee.
1997-9 Howard Hughes Medical Institute Program Committee.
1996-9 Student Organizations, Governments, and Activities Committee (SOGA).
1996-8 Advisory Board, MU Institute for Instructional Technology (MUIIT).
1996-9 MU Study Abroad Advisory Council (SAAC).
Report, May 19, 1997: "Strategies for Enhancing International Competence at MU."
1995-9 Task Force for Research Computing. Subcomm. to the Provost's Comp. Comm.

b. College Service

2003-6 College of Arts & Science Promotion and Tenure Committee.
3-year term beginning August 1, 2003. Chair, AY04-05.
1998-9 Divisional Committee on Faculty Responsibility.
1-year term beginning September 1, 1998.

c. Departmental Service

1996- Undergraduate Committee.
1996- Computer Committee (Chair 1996-8, resigned chairmanship in 1998.)
1992 Long Range Planning Committee.
Co-author, Departmental "Self-Study" Document, 1993.
1991-6 Cambridge Structural Database. Installation, Maintenance and Updating.
1991-2 Graduate Recruiting Committee.
1991-5 Computer Committee.
1990-1 Colloquium Chairman.
1990-1 Instrument Committees.
1989- Graduate Committees.