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Ralph N. Salvatore

Associate Professor rnsalvatore@seu.edu

Degrees Earned

BS in Chemistry, Iona College, New Rochelle, NY
MS in Organic Chemistry, State University of New York at Stony Brook, Stony Brook, NY
PhD in Organic Chemistry, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL

Biography

After graduating from the University of South Florida in 2001, Dr, Salvatore joined Western Kentucky University as an Assistant Professor. After a successful four years, in 2005, he accepted a position at University of Massachusetts Boston as an Associate Professor in the areas of Organic & Green chemistry. In 2006, he was recruited to the City University of New York (CUNY), where he was promoted to Full Professor (with tenure) & served as Chair of the Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry from 2006-2013. Shortly thereafter, he moved west to Colorado as Dean of Arts & Sciences at PCC in Pueblo, Colorado (2013-2016). Dr. Salvatore also serves on the Citizens’ Advisory Board Committee for the Pueblo Chemical Depot. The Pueblo Chemical Agent-Destruction Pilot Plant is a chemical weapons destruction facility that has been built to destroy the chemical weapons stockpile at the Pueblo Chemical Depot, in southeastern Colorado.

In 2016, Dr. Salvatore relocated back to Florida and joined the faculty at Southeastern University as an Associate Professor in 2016 teaching General Chemistry, Organic Chemistry I & II, Medicinal Chemistry, Biochemistry I & II and Special Topics in Chemistry.

Dr. Salvatore also has a deep passion for working with undergraduate students conducting research in the areas of Synthetic and Mechanistic Organic Chemistry, Bioorganic and Medicinal Chemistry. His research interests include the synthesis of novel anticancer agents, antivirals, and small biological molecules involved in Parkinson’s disease. Dr. Salvatore continues to serve on numerous editorial boards for high impact chemistry journals and granting agencies. In addition, he regularly attends regional and national meetings in chemistry and chemical education.