About the Author
Scott R. Goode is a distinguished analytical chemist also from the University of South Carolina. He received his B.S. in 1969 from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and his Ph.D. from Michigan State University in 1973. Scott is an equally decorated teacher, having received numerous awards like the Amoco Teaching Award in 1991, the Mungo Teaching Award in 1999, and the Ada Thomas Advising Award 2000. He twice received the Distinguished Honors Professor Award for his innovative course in General Chemistry. Scott's research interest includes Chemical Education, Forensics and Environmental Chemistry and has directed 19 Ph.D. dissertations, 6 M.S. theses and the programs of 19 M.A.T. students. His publishing achievements include more than 55 research papers and over 150 presentations at professional meetings He is highly active in the American Chemical Society and the Society for Applied Spectroscopy.
David W. Ball is Professor of Chemistry at Cleveland State University. His research interests include computational chemistry of new high energy materials, matrix isolation spectroscopy, and various topics in chemical education. He has over 160 publications, equally split between research articles and educational articles, including five books currently in print. He has won recognition for the quality of his teaching, receiving several departmental and college teaching awards as well as the university's Distinguished Faculty Teaching Award in 2002. He has been a contributing editor to "Spectroscopy" magazine since 1994, where he writes "The Baseline" column on fundamental topics in spectroscopy. He is also active in professional service, serving on the Board of Trustees for the Northeastern Ohio Science and Engineering Fair and the Board of Governors of the Cleveland Technical Societies Council. He is also very active in the American Chemical Society, serving the Cleveland Section as chair twice (in 1998 and 2009) and Councilor from 2001 to the present.