Leroy G. (Skip) Wade, Jr.
Professor (Organic Chemistry)

Skip Wade

Leroy G. Wade, Jr., was born in Florida but moved many times as a member of a military family. He received a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Chemistry at Rice University in 1969 followed by an A.M.(1970) and Ph.D.(1974) in Organic Chemistry at Harvard University. Professor Wade was a teaching fellow at Harvard, a resident science tutor and freshman advisor at Radcliffe College and taught Organic Chemistry at Colorado State University for fifteen years before joining the faculty at Whitman College in 1989. Throughout his Career he served on a wide variety of academic committees, served as chair of the Chemistry Department, and received many awards, including the Lange Award for excellence in science teaching in 1993. In addition to many research publications, Professor Wade has been very active in the writing and publication of materials associated with the teaching of organic chemistry. His textbook "Organic Chemistry", published by Prentice-Hall is in its seventh edition and is recognized as one of the most popular texts on the market.

His interests outside the academic world include repair and restoration of old violins, bows and related instruments, fly fishing, big game hunting, gunsmithing and target shooting. He was also an Officer with the Walla Walla County Sheriff's Office. He has two daughters, Christine and Jennifer.

Curriculum Vitae

 Personal Information

Born on October 8, 1947 in Jacksonville, Florida;   U.S. citizenship.

Languages:   English, French, German

Employment

Current:     Professor of Chemistry, Whitman College    (1989 - present)

Previous:

     Associate Professor of Chemistry, Colorado State University, 1980-1989

     Assistant Professor of Chemistry, Colorado State University, 1974-1980

     Senior Adviser to Freshmen, North House (Radcliffe College), 1971-1974

     Resident Science Tutor, Radcliffe College, 1970-1974

     Teaching Fellow in Chemistry, Harvard University, 1969-1974

     Resident Research Fellow, DuPont Central Research Department, 1969

Areas of Professional Interest

          Synthetic and mechanistic organic chemistry.

          Forensic chemistry.

          Chemical education.

          Curriculum development.

          Advising and counseling undergraduates, especially women and

               non-traditional students in science.

Education

B.A

Rice University

1969

Chemistry

A.M.

Harvard University

1970

Organic Chemistry

Ph.D.

Harvard University

1974

Organic Chemistry

Awards and Honors

Rice University Prize Scholar: 1965

Hanszen College Fellow: 1967

N.S.F. Summer Research Fellowship: 1967

M.P. Gieseke Scholarship: 1967

Phi Lambda Upsilon (Chemistry): 1968

Pi Delta Phi (French literature): 1968

Sigma Xi (Scientific research): 1968

Phi Beta Kappa: 1968

B.A., Summa cum Laude: 1969

N.S.F. Graduate Fellowship:1969-1975

Woodrow Wilson Fellow: 1969

DuPont Summer Research Fellow: 1969

Teaching Fellow Prize in Organic Chemistry: 1971, 1972, 1973

CSU Advising Award: 1986

National Composition Assn. Award for Textbook: 1987

Whitman College Award for Science Teaching: 1993

National Award:   Outstanding Marine Safety Patrol: 1996

Current Memberships

American Chemical Society

American Academy of Forensic Sciences

American Association for the Advancement of Science

Phi Beta Kappa   (CSU Vice-Pres., 1982-1983;   President, 1983-1984)

Sigma Xi (Scientific Research)

Pi Delta Phi (French Language and Literature)

Phi Lambda Upsilon (Chemistry)

Catgut Acoustical Society (Construction and Physics of Stringed Inst.)

Washington Boating Safety Officers' Association

American Chemical Society Service:

     Short Organic Course Examinations Committee

     Chemistry Professors' Lecture Exchange

     College Chemistry Consultants Service

     Helped prepare the ACS Guidelines and Suggested Title List for Undergraduate Chemistry Libraries, 1983 edition.

     Board of Directors, ACS Examinations Institute

     Division of Chemical Education Long-Range Planning Committee

Reviews of Books, Papers, and Proposals

Journal of Chemical Education   (about 60 reviews of books and papers)

Journal of the American Chemical Society   (reviews of papers)

Organic Preparations and Procedures International   (reviews of papers)

Tetrahedron Letters   (reviews of papers)

National Science Foundation   (reviews of CAUSE, ISEP, ILI, CSIP proposals)

M. J. Murdock Charitable Trust, reviews of proposals

Reviews of approximately 40 book manuscripts in preparation for the following publishers:  

     Prentice-Hall     Burgess

     Harper & Row    Willard-Grant   Houghton-Mifflin     Worth

     D. C. Heath     Addison-Wesley      John Wiley         Macmillan

     Saunders        Academic Press    Holt-Reinhardt       Holden-Day

Committee Memberships   (Whitman College and Colorado State University)

CSU Drug Review Committee (Chairman)

Department (Chairman) and College Curriculum Committees      

GTA Utilization/Supervisory Committee (Chairman)

Scholarships and Awards Committee (Chairman)

CSU Faculty Council

Steering Committee:   Division of University Studies (Core Curriculum)

Premedical Advising Committee

Interdisciplinary Course Committee

Guest Scholars Committee

Science Teaching Concentrations Committee

Excellence in Science Teaching Scholarship Committee

Safety Committee and Science Building Safety Coordinator

Natural Sciences Sabbatical Leave Committee (Chairman)

Computer-based Instruction Committee;   Academic Computer Users' Committee

Faculty Adviser, Student Affiliates of the ACS

College Honors Coordinator

Scholastic Standards Committee

Physical Sciences 5-Year Review Committee

Atmospheric Sciences 5-Year Review Committee

Faculty Development Committee

Aid to Scholarship and Instructional Development Committee

Personnel Committee

3-2 Engineering Committee

Human Tissues Committee (Chairman)

Presidential Installation Committee

Courses Taught at Colorado State University

Organic Chemistry and Organic Chemistry Laboratories

Organic and Biological Chemistry

Organic Laboratory Tutorial

Advanced Organic Chemistry

Organic Spectroscopy

Supervised College Teaching

Introductory Honors Seminar

Drugs in Society

Ballistics for the Forensic Scientist     

Courses Taught at Whitman College

Organic Chemistry and Organic Chemistry Laboratories

Organic Synthesis and Spectroscopy

Physical Organic Chemistry

Freshman Chemistry Laboratory

Community Service

Expert Witness in chemistry, drugs, firearms, and ballistics

Deputy Sheriff and Police Firearms Instructor, Larimer County, Colorado

Science Fair Judge, County and State Fairs

Deputy Sheriff and Police Firearms Instructor, Walla Walla County, WA

Certified Marine Patrol Officer, State of Washington

Repaired stringed instruments for the Walla Walla and Kennewick School Districts

PUBLICATIONS

(Thesis)   Synthetic Approaches to Bicyclo[5.5.0]dodecane Systems

J. D. White and L. G. Wade, Jr., " Bis Homologation of a Naphthalene to a Dihydroheptalene via Carbenoid Addition," J. Org. Chem. , 40 , 118 (1975).

R. B. Miller and L. G. Wade, Jr., Annual Reports in Organic Synthesis--1975 , Academic Press, San Francisco (1976).

Leroy G. Wade, Jr., The Quantitative Determination of Alcohol , Willard-Grant Press, Boston (1976).

R. B. Miller and L. G. Wade, Jr., Annual Reports in Organic Synthesis--1976 , Academic Press, San Francisco (1977).

Louis S. Hegedus and Leroy G. Wade, Jr., The Compendium of Organic Synthetic Methods--Volume III , Wiley-Interscience, New York (1977).

L. G. Wade, Jr., John M. Gerdes, and Ronald P. Wirth, "Protection of Carboxylic Acids as Methylthiomethyl Esters," Tetrahedron Lett. , 731 (1978).

Leroy G. Wade, Jr., "Innovation for Its Own Sake?", J. Chem. Educ. , 55 , 163 (1978).

Leroy G. Wade, Jr., "An Illustrative and Inexpensive Column Chromatography Experiment," J. Chem. Educ. , 55 , 208 (1978).

R. B. Miller and L. G. Wade, Jr., Annual Reports in Organic Synthesis--1977 , Academic Press, San Francisco (1978).

R. C. Bugle, K. Wilson, G. Olsen, L. G. Wade, Jr., and R. A. Osteryoung, "Oil-Shale Kerogen:   Low-Temperature Degradation in Molten Salts," Nature , 274 , 578 (1978).

J. M. Gerdes and L. G. Wade, Jr., "Oxidative and Methylative Deprotection of Methylthiomethyl Esters," Tetrahedron Lett. , 689 (1979).

L. G. Wade, Jr., and M. J. O'Donnell, Annual Reports in Organic Synthesis--1978 , Academic Press, San Francisco (1979).

L. G. Wade, Jr., K. J. Acker, R. A. Earl, and R. A. Osteryoung, "Cyclodehydration Reactions Using Molten Sodium Tetrachloroaluminate," J. Org. Chem. , 44 , 3724 (1979).

Leroy G. Wade, Jr., "Chemistry Without a Cookbook:   An Effective Alternative," J. Chem. Educ. , 56 , 825 (1979).

L. G. Wade, Jr., and Linda M. Stell, "A Laboratory Introduction to Polymeric Reagents," J. Chem. Educ. , 57 , 438 (1980).

L. G. Wade, Jr., and M. J. O'Donnell, Annual Reports in Organic Synthesis--1979 , Academic Press, San Francisco (1980).

Leroy G. Wade, Jr., The Compendium of Organic Synthetic Methods--Volume IV , Wiley-Interscience, New York (1980).

Leroy G. Wade, Jr., Fats, Oils, Soaps, and Detergents , Willard-Grant Press, Boston (1980).

L. G. Wade, Jr., and M. J. O'Donnell, Annual Reports in Organic Synthesis--1980 , Academic Press, San Francisco (1981).

A. S. Wingrove and R. L. Caret, Organic Chemistry, Harper & Row, San Francisco (1981).   Authored one-third of the Study Guide and Solutions Manual .

L. G. Wade, Jr., and M. J. O'Donnell, Annual Reports in Organic Synthesis--1981 , Academic Press, San Francisco (1982).

L. G. Wade, Jr. and W. B. Silvey, "Nitrosylsulfuric Acid Hydrolysis of Primary Amides," Organic Prep. and Proc. Int. , 14 , 357 (1982).

L. G. Wade, Jr., Review of Guidebook to Organic Synthesis , by R. K. Mackie and D. M. Smith.   J. Chem. Educ. , 60 , A320 (1983).

Leroy G. Wade, Jr., The Compendium of Organic Synthetic Methods--Volume V , Wiley-Interscience, New York (1983).

L. G. Wade, Jr., and M. J. O'Donnell, Annual Reports in Organic Synthesis--1982 , Academic Press, San Francisco (1983).

L. G. Wade, Jr., Review of Organic Synthesis:   The Disconnection Approach , by Stuart Warren.   J. Chem. Educ. , 61 , A248 (1984).

L. G. Wade, Jr., "Organic Chemistry," the final chapter in Introductory Chemistry , a general chemistry book by by Bernice G. Segal, John Wiley, New York (1985).

L. G. Wade, Jr., Review of The Organic Chem Lab Survival Manual , by James W. Zubrick.   J. Chem. Educ. , 62 , A133 (1985).

L. G. Wade, Jr., Review of Total Synthesis of Natural Products: The 'Chiron' Approach , by Stephen Hanessian.   J. Chem. Educ. , 62 , A190 (1985).

L. G. Wade, Jr., Organic Chemistry , Prentice-Hall, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, 1987.   This 1300-page textbook is designed for the full-year majors' course.

L. G. Wade, Jr., Instructor's Manual for Organic Chemistry , Prentice-Hall, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, 1987.

L. G. Wade, Jr., Review of Microscale Organic Laboratory , by D. W. Mayo, R. M. Pike, and S. S. Butcher.   J. Chem. Educ. , 64 , A191 (1987).

L. G. Wade, Jr., Flash Cards for Organic Chemistry , Prentice-Hall, 1987.

L. G. Wade, Jr., Review of The Art of Problem Solving in Organic Chemistry , by Miguel E. Alonso, J. Chem. Educ., 65 , A140 (1988).

L. G. Wade, Jr., Review of Annual Reports in Organic Synthesis--1987 , by F. V. Scriven and K. Turnbull, J. Med. Chem. , 32 , 1413 (1989).

L. G. Wade, Jr., Yuki Kagaku (Organic Chemistry), Volumes I, II, III, Maruzen Publishing Company, Tokyo, 1989.   (A three-volume course in organic chemistry for the Japanese market.)

L. G. Wade, Jr., Review of Microscale Organic Laboratory, 2nd Edition , by D. W. Mayo, R. M. Pike, and S. S. Butcher, J. Chem. Educ. , 66 , A29 (1990).

L. G. Wade, Jr., "Why Girls Can't Learn Science," an op-ed piece on societal barriers to young women scientists.   Published in Newsday April 29, 1990, and distributed through the New York Times News Service.

L. G. Wade, Jr., Review of Comprehensive Organic Transformations , by R. C. Larock, J. Chem. Educ. , 66 , A86, (1991).

L. G. Wade, Jr., Organic Chemistry, Second Edition , Prentice-Hall, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, 1991.   A substantial revision of the original 1300-page, four-color textbook used to teach organic chemistry in over 150 colleges and universities.

L. G. Wade, Jr., Instructor's Manual for Organic Chemistry, Second Edition , Prentice-Hall, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, 1991.

L. G. Wade, Jr., Quimica Organica, Segunda Edicion , Prentice-Hall Hispanoamericana, Mexico, 1993.   This is a Spanish translation of my organic chemistry textbook.

L. G. Wade, Jr., Alcohols, Phenols, and Ethers ,   Encyclopædia Britannica , Vol. 15, pp 843-855, 1995.

L. G. Wade, Jr., Carbohydrates , Encyclopædia Britannica , Vol. 15, 902-905, 1995.

L. G. Wade, Jr., Sodium tetrachloroaluminate , in the Encyclopedia of Reagents for Organic Synthesis , Wiley-Interscience, 1995.

L. G. Wade, Jr., Organic Chemistry, Third Edition , Prentice-Hall, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, 1995.   This is a major new edition of this 1300-page, four-color organic chemistry textbook.     This edition, which introduces several new types of pedagogical aides, has been used by instructors in about 200 colleges and universities.

L. G. Wade, Jr., Lecture Transparencies for Organic Chemistry , Prentice Hall, Englewood Cliffs, N.J., 1995.

L. G. Wade, Jr., Review of Microscale Organic Laboratory, 3rd Edition , by D. W. Mayo, R. M. Pike, and P. K. Trumper, J. Chem. Educ. , 72 , A124 (1995).

L. G. Wade, Jr., Separating and Identifying Mixtures by Gas Chromatography , Chemical Education Resources, Palmyra, PA, 1996.

L. G. Wade, Jr., The Diels-Alder Reaction of Anthracene with Maleic Anhydride , Chemical Education Resources, Palmyra, PA, 1998.

L. G. Wade, Jr., The Aldol Condensation:    Synthesis of Dibenzalacetone , Chemical Education Resources, Palmyra, PA, 1998.

L. G. Wade, Jr., Fats, Oils, Soaps, and Detergents, 2nd Edition , Chemical Education Resources, Palmyra, PA, 1998.

L. G. Wade, Jr., Dyes and Dyeing , Chemical Education Resources, Palmyra, PA, 1998.

L. G. Wade, Jr., Organic Chemistry, Fourth Edition , Prentice-Hall, Upper Saddle River, NJ, 1999.    This edition combines full-color graphics, new photography, and new student learning aides with a wide range of Web-based and CD-ROM products for teaching organic chemistry.     This edition is used at about 250 colleges and universities.

L. G. Wade, Jr., Lecture Transparencies for Organic Chemistry (4th ed), Prentice Hall, Upper Saddle River, NJ, 1999.

L. G. Wade, Jr., Butyl Alcohol ,   Encyclopædia Britannica , in press.

L. G. Wade, Jr., Cresol ,   Encyclopædia Britannica , 2002.

L. G. Wade, Jr., Ethylene Glycol ,   Encyclopædia Britannica , 2002.

L. G. Wade, Jr., Menthol ,   Encyclopædia Britannica , 2002.

L. G. Wade, Jr., 1-Propanol ,   Encyclopædia Britannica , 2002.

L. G. Wade, Jr., 2-Propanol ,   Encyclopædia Britannica , 2002.

L. G. Wade, Jr., Alcohols and Phenols ,   Encyclopædia Britannica , 2002.

L. G. Wade, Jr., Ethers and Epoxides ,   Encyclopædia Britannica , 2002.

L. G. Wade, Jr., Formation of Benzyne and Its Diels-Alder Reaction:    A Multistep Reaction Sequence , Chemical Education Resources, Palmyra, PA, 2002.

L. G. Wade, Jr., Organic Chemistry, Fifth Edition , Prentice-Hall, Upper Saddle River, NJ, 2003.    This edition adds new photography and new student learning aides to an established textbook for teaching organic chemistry.    

L. G. Wade, Jr., Lecture Transparencies for Organic Chemistry (5th ed), Prentice Hall, Upper Saddle River, NJ, 2003.

Leroy G. Wade, Jr., "Precision in Stereochemical Terminology," J. Chem. Educ. , (2006) (accepted, in press).

L. G. Wade, Jr., Organic Chemistry, Sixth Edition , Prentice-Hall, Upper Saddle River, NJ, 2006.    This edition adds more photography and additional student learning aides, as well as making the presentation of mechanisms more systematic.    The Korean version was also published this year.

L. G. Wade, Jr., Lecture Transparencies for Organic Chemistry (6th ed), Prentice Hall, Upper Saddle River, NJ, 2006 (in press).



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