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Dr. Edward Miller

SUNY Distinguished Service Professor: Inorganic Chemistry I and II, General Chemistry

Originally from the Philadelphia area where he did his B.S. and M.S. in Chemistry at St. Joseph’s University, Ed joined the staff of SUNY Plattsburgh in 1984 after completing a Ph.D. at the University of Delaware. Since then he has taught general, organic, analytical, physical and inorganic chemistries focusing on methodologies for solving chemical problems using structure and bonding principles. Ed has also held various administrative positions on campus and currently serves part-time as director of applicant data systems at the SUNY System Administration Office. In addition to chemical inquiries, Ed is also active in the area of student affairs, planning and enrollment management. Ed likes to share his time with students, so he is active as an advisor to Greeks and freshmen dormitory floors. He also participates on enrollment management committees and institutional research efforts.

Married with two daughters, Ed enjoys time with his family. He has also been active in many local area charitable groups since coming to Plattsburgh. Outside of chemistry, Ed enjoys studying theological texts, books on developmental and planning theories, and reading mysteries.

The central focus of his chemical research has been the study of organmetallic polymers containing manganese and the study of the bonding parameters of cobalt metallocenes. The studies require the synthesis of the organic precursors with subsequent bonding of the metal and polymerization. These efforts are now moving into the area of molecular orbital studies to support the bonding interpretations from previous spectroscopic investigations.

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  • Ph.D., University of Delaware
  • M.S. in Chemistry, St. Joseph’s University
  • B.S. in Chemistry, St. Joseph’s University

Teaching Areas

  • General Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Physical Chemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry

Research Areas

  • Organmetallic polymers containing manganese
  • Bonding parameters of cobalt metallocenes
  • Molecular orbital studies to support the bonding interpretations

Recent Presentations and Publications

  • Miller, E. J. (Ed.) (July, 2004). The State University of New York: Report of the task force on community college housing. Published by University Life Office of the SUNY system Administration.
  • Laundry, W., Matthews, Miller, E. J., S., Sabo, A., & Swick-Duttine, A. (March, 2004) A case study: Hazing prevention and response. Presented at Maintaining and Enhancing the College community: Preventing and Responding to Disruptions, Syracuse.
  • Vanderlinden, K., & Miller, E.J. (Nov. 2004). Creating a successful assessment-planning-budgeting cycle. Presented at Enhancing Student Success: Best Practices in Student Affairs Conference, Saratoga.
  • Karp, R., Mihalek, A., Miller, E. J., O’Neill, K., Homburger, J., & Tesoriere, J. (April 2001). Planning Causes Disequilibrium. Presented at the Society of College and University Planning, North Atlantic Regional Mini-Meeting, Montreal.
  • Davis, R., Higgins, P., Karp, R., & Miller, E. J. (July 2001). Linking strategic planning and budgeting processes to a university’s accreditation self-study. Presented at the Society for College and University Planning National Meeting, Boston.
  • J. C. Collins, J. C., Castellani, M. P., Geiger, W. E., Miller, E. J., Rheingold, A. L., & Rieger, P. H. (1995). Synthesis, characterization and molecular structure of Bis(tetraphenylcyclopentadienyl)-rhodium(II). Journal of Organometallic Chemistry, 14(3), 1232-1238.
  • Brenner, J., Godlewski, M., Luck, L. A., Miller, E. J., Rusyid, R., Serth, J. A., & Weigelt, C. A. (1992). The Wittig reaction in the generation of organometallic monomers containing calkenes as side groups. Journal of Organometallic Chemistry, 440(1-2), 91-101.
  • Bradt, J. E., Miller, E. J., Naughton, M. J., O’Brien, W. J., Ofslager, C. L., Serth, J. A., & Weigelt, C. A. (1992). Syntheses of organometallic monomers containing cobalt and manganese. Makromolekulare Chemie. Macromolecular Symposia, 59(1), 135–153.
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