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Theobald Science Center
Old Westbury, NY 11568-8000
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John C. Ringen, Ph.D.

Associate Professor
Life Sciences Department

Theobald Hall, room 434
Old Westbury Campus

Phone: 516.686.3878
Email: jringen@nyit.edu

Education

Ph.D., Analytical Chemistry, CUNY Graduate Division, New York, N.Y., June 1975
M.A., Analytical Chemistry, Queens College of CUNY, Flushing, N.Y., June 1968
B.A., Chemistry, Queens College of CUNY, Flushing, N.Y., June 1966

Professional Experience

Academic Appointments - Full-Time:

  • 1989 - Present Associate Professor of Chemistry, Department of Life Sciences New York Institute of Technology, Old Westbury, N.Y. 11568
  • 1977 - 1989 Assistant Professor of Chemistry, Department of Life Sciences New York Institute of Technology, Old Westbury, N.Y. 11568

Academic Appointments - (Part-Time):

  • 1976 - 1977 Adjunct Instructor of Chemistry, Department of Life Sciences New York Institute of Technology, Old Westbury, N.Y. 11568
  • 1975 - 1977 Adjunct Instructor of Chemistry, SUNY Agricultural and Technical College, Farmingdale, N.Y.
  • 1975 Adjunct Instructor in Chemistry, Dowling College, Oakdale, N.Y.
  • 1974 Adjunct Instructor in Chemistry, Suffolk County Community College, Selden, N.Y.
  • 1966 - 1974 Lecturer (part-time) in Chemistry, Queens College (of CUNY), Flushing, N.Y. Note: this was the official job title used for graduate students who taught recitation and laboratory sections. I did not actually teach any lecture sections during this period of time.

Honors

  • Received the "Outstanding Faculty Member of the Year" award from NYIT - April 2010
  • Received the "Award for Outstanding Teaching" from the NYIT School of Health Professions, Behavioral and Life Sciences for the 2007-2008 academic year

Teaching

Have taught many lecture and laboratory classes in General Chemistry I and II (CHEM 110 and CHEM 150) and Quantitative Analysis (CHEM 310). This includes special sections in CHEM 110 and CHEM 150 that are restricted to students in the seven-year accelerated BS/DO Program.

Created a website, www.jringen.com, which provides students in my General Chemistry courses with a wide variety of important useful information such as electronic access to all Hour Exams given throughout a five-year period, laboratory safety information, hyperlinks to useful web sites relating to chemistry, etc. The web site also includes separate laboratory pages which make it possible for NYIT laboratory instructors to show embedded YouTube videos relating to specific laboratory experiments when they explain these experiments to their students.

Publications

  • Ringen, J., Laboratory Manuals for CHEM 110 (General Chemistry I), CHEM 150 (General Chemistry II), and CHEM 310 (Quantitative Analysis) for use at NYIT
  • Ringen, J. and Kirby, R.E.,, "Polarographic Study of Lead Complexes of Picolinic Acid," J. Inorg. Nucl. Chem. 36, 199 (1974)
  • Ringen, J., "Use of Felt-Tipped Pens with Recorders," J. Chem. Educ., 47, 716 (1970)
  • Ringen, J., "A New Dispenser for Small Volumes of Solids," J. Chem. Educ., 47, 720 (1970)

Memberships in Professional Societies

  • American Chemical Society
  • American Association of University Professors
  • Society of the Sigma Xi