Profiles

Craig Anderson

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Bard College professor of chemistry and Chemistry Program director Craig Anderson has been teaching at Bard since 2001. He holds B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees from the University of Western Ontario and a Ph.D. from the Université de Montréal.
In 2011 he was awarded two major prizes for his work: a $198,000 award from the Chemical Structure, Dynamics and Mechanisms Program of the Chemistry Division of the National Science Foundation, and the prestigious and selective Henry Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Award, recognizing both his scholarly research with undergraduates as well as his compelling commitment to teaching, and providing a research grant of $60,000. Mark Halsey, associate dean of the College, notes that “Professor Anderson has a long track record in engaging undergraduate students with exciting and fruitful research,” stressing that many of Anderson’s students go on to graduate study at leading research universities. Professor Anderson’s research is centered on the study of transition metal complexes with general applications toward bioinorganic and catalytic systems, and his work has been published in numerous scholarly publications devoted to chemical sciences, including Organometallics, Inorganic Chemistry, Journal of Organometallic Chemistry, Journal of the American Chemical Society, and the Canadian Journal of Chemistry. His other awards include the Chemical Institute of Canada’s Award of Excellence, Andrew E. Scott Medal and Prize, and the Society of Chemical Industry Award.

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