- Carthage College
Professor Timothy Eckert teaches courses in organic and general chemistry, and forensic science. He earned his B.A. at Yale University and Ph.D. at the State University of New York at Syracuse. As a postdoctoral fellow, he researched bioorganic chemistry at the University of California, Santa Barbara. During a sabbatical he pursued NMR research at the University of Arizona. His research now tries to solve the riddle of the ortho effect found in electrophilic aromatic substitutions.
Prof. Eckert wrote the organic chemistry text used at Carthage. He has published several papers in the Journal of Organic Chemistry, Journal of the American Chemical Society, Tetrahedron Letters, and Journal of Chemical Education. He won the Distinguished Teaching Award at Carthage in 2007. An amateur mathematician, he serves as an editor for American Mathematics Competitions for high school students. He also enjoys bicycling, tennis and basketball.
He joined the Carthage faculty in 1989.
Professor Timothy Eckert teaches courses in organic and general chemistry, and forensic science. He wrote the organic chemistry text used at Carthage, and his research now tries to solve the riddle of the ortho effect found in electrophilic aromatic substitutions.
Professor of Chemistry Emeritus
Ph.D. — Organic Chemistry, State University of New York-Syracuse B.A. — Chemistry, Yale University
Professor Eckert teaches the following courses:
- CHM 2070 Organic Chemistry I
- CHM 2080 Organic Chemistry II
- CHM 4000 Chemistry Seminar
- CHM 4070 Advanced Organic Chemistry
Professor Eckert also teaches the popular J-Term course Forensic Science. “It’s fun, it’s intriguing. Science, I feel, is fun and intriguing,” he says. “Even before the ‘CSI’ craze, even before all the media emphasis on forensic science, the course perennially filled up, and filled up quickly. It’s neat stuff, and it turns out that what you see on television is often valid science.”