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Professional Background

Pennylvania State University, Harrisburg

Associate Professor of Chemistry, and Program Chair of Environmental Programs

Environmental Training Center and Small Public Water Systems Technology Assistance Center



Ph.D., Organic Chemistry, University of Wisconsin-Madison

B. S., Chemistry, Case Western Reserve University


Eberlein, T. H.; Kampmeier, J.; Minderhout, V.; Platt, T.; Varma-Nelson, P.; White, H. B.

(Corresponding Author) "Pedagogies of Engagement in Science: A Comparison of PBL,

POGIL, and PLTL," accepted for publication in Biochem. Mol. Biol. Educ. 2008, 36(4),


Barrows, S. E.; Eberlein, T. H. "Understanding Rotation about a C=C Double Bond," J. Chem. Educ.

2005, 82(9), 1329-1333.

Barrows, S. E.; Eberlein, T. H. "Cis and Trans Isomers of Cycloalkenes," J. Chem. Educ. 2005,

82(9), 1334-1339.

Eberlein, T. H.; Barrows, S. E. "Cis and Trans Isomerization in Cyclic Alkenes: A Topic for Discovery

via Molecula Modeling," J. Chem. Educ. 2004, 81(10), 1529-1532.

West, F. G.; Eberlein, T. H.; Tester, R. W. "O-Bridged Medium Sized Rings via Bicyclic Oxonium

Ylides." J. Chem. Soc., Perkin Trans. I 1993, 2857-2859.

Eberlein, T. H.; West, F. G.; Tester, R. W. "The Stevens [1,2]-Shift of Oxonium Ylides:

A Route to Substituted Tetrahydrofuranones." J. Org. Chem. 1992, 57, 3479-3482.

Eberlein, T. H. "The Toppling Box: A Macroscopic Analogy to Single-Step Exothermic Reactions." J.

Chem. Educ. 1990, 67, 26-27.


Eberlein, T. H. 1996. "Aqueous Dispersions Stabilized from Freeze/Thaw Cycles."

US Patent #5,482,640.

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