Geoffrey Herring

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Geoffrey Herring

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The recognition that students who are exposed to cooperative learning in the classroom perform better than those taught in a lecture - based system has led to many recent efforts to encourage active participation by students to acquire knowledge. In the last few years many approaches such as the “ConcepTests” devised Mazur for physics, “Interactive Engagement” methods promulgated by Hake for physics and “Active Learning” espoused by Felder in engineering have been gaining acceptance. Recently a pedagogical strategy known as “Just-in-Time Teaching”, devised by Novak, Patterson, Gavin and Christian for physics, which combines high tech (the www etc.) and low tech (classroom) to create a learning environment that responds to the needs of the students and encourages active participation. The adoption of these techniques to teaching First Year General Chemistry is in a formative phase. Currently we are exploring the the use of Information Technology to implement the Gutenberg Method (the students read portions of the textbook prior to coming to class and are tested with a pre-reading quiz on the web), Just in Time Teaching in which the class discussion is adjusted to reflect student misconceptions revealed by the on line pre-reading quiz, and Interactive Engagement Methods employing ConcepTests in a First Year General Chemistry class. The implementation and experiences with this approach are described in the following link http://pubs.acs.org/cen/education/8110/8110education.html.

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Curriculum Vitae

B.Sc., London (1961); Ph.D., London (Z.L. Ernst, 1964); Post-doctoral, British Columbia (C.A. McDowell, 1964-66) and Wisconsin (J.E. Harriman, 1966-67)

Publications

2001

1999

Males, R. G. ; Herring, F. G. A H-1-Nmr Study Of The Permeation Of Glycolic Acid Through Phospholipid Membranes. Biochimica Et Biophysica Acta-Biomembranes 1999, 1416, 333-338.

1998

Males, R. G. ; Phillips, P. S. ; Herring, F. G. Equations Describing Passive Transport Through Vesicular Membranes. Biophysical Chemistry 1998, 70, 65-74.

1995

Caravan, P. ; Gelmini, L. ; Glover, N. ; Herring, F. G. ; Li, H. L. ; McNeill, J. H. ; Rettig, S. J. ; Setyawati, I. A. ; Shuter, E. ; Sun, Y. ; Tracey, A. S. ; Yuen, V. G. ; Orvig, C. Reaction Chemistry Of Bmov, Bis(Maltolato)Oxovanadium(Iv) - A Potent Insulin Mimetic Agent. Journal of the American Chemical Society 1995, 117, 12759-12770.
Xie, C. S. ; Ruddick, J. N. R. ; Rettig, S. J. ; Herring, F. G. Fixation Of Ammoniacal Copper Preservatives - Reaction Of Vanillin, A Lignin Model-Compound With Ammoniacal Copper-Sulfate Solution. Holzforschung 1995, 49, 483-490.

1994

Ruddick, J. N. R. ; Yamamoto, K. ; Herring, F. G. The Influence Of Accelerated Fixation On The Stability Of Chromium(V) In Cca-Treated Wood. Holzforschung 1994, 48, 1-3.

1991

Herring, F. G. ; Legzdins, P. ; McNeil, W. S. ; Shaw, M. J. ; Batchelor, R. J. ; Einstein, F. W. B. An Unusual 17-Electron Organometallic Radical, Cpcr(No)(Pph3)(Ch2Sime3). Journal of the American Chemical Society 1991, 113, 7049-7050.

1990

Herring, F. G. ; Phillips, P. S. ; Pritchard, H. ; Silver, H. ; Whittal, K. P. The Proton Nmr Of Blood-Plasma And The Test For Cancer. Magnetic Resonance in Medicine 1990, 16, 35-48.
Phillips, P. S. ; Herring, F. G. Is The Detection Of Fucose Cancer Markers By 2D H-1-Nmr Unequivocal. Magnetic Resonance in Medicine 1990, 15, 1-7.

1989

Clark, J. N. ; Jagannathan, N. R. ; Herring, F. G. High-Resolution Solid-State C-13 Cp/mas Nuclear Magnetic-Resonance Study Of Poly(P-Phenylene Sulfide). Polymer Communications 1989, 30, 212-214.

1988

Jagannathan, N. R. ; Herring, F. G. Application Of Two-Dimensional Nmr Techniques For The Elucidation Of The Proton Spectrum Of The Epoxy Monomer, Diglycidyl Ether Of Bisphenol-A. Journal of Polymer Science Part a-Polymer Chemistry 1988, 26, 1-7.
Phillips, P. S. ; Herring, F. G. The Elucidation Of The Rotational Diffusion Tensor Of A Spin Probe Using Nmr And Electron-Spin-Resonance. Journal of Magnetic Resonance 1988, 76, 54-62.

1987

Jin, L. ; Chow, S. ; Herring, F. G. ; Phillips, P. S. ; Swan, E. P. ; Wilson, J. W. Electron-Spin-Resonance And Dispa Study Of Free-Radical Formation In Trembling Aspen (Populus-Tremuloides Michx) Wood Decayed By Fomes-Igniarius (L-Ex Fr) Quel. Cellulose Chemistry and Technology 1987, 21, 621-628.
Jagannathan, N. R. ; Herring, F. G. Assignment Of Proton Nmr-Spectrum Of Triglycidylether Of Paraaminophenol (Tgpap), Using Two-Dimensional Techniques - Supercosy And J-Resolved. Journal of Polymer Science Part a-Polymer Chemistry 1987, 25, 897-905.
Willis, J. M. ; Herring, F. G. Effect Of Water In The C-13 Cp Mas Nmr-Spectrum Of White Spruce Wood. Macromolecules 1987, 20, 1554-1556.
Fries, P. H. ; Jagannathan, N. R. ; Herring, F. G. ; Patey, G. N. A Proton Nmr Relaxation Study Of (Ch3)4N+ And Ch3Coo- Interacting With Hydrated Mn-2+ In Dilute Aqueous-Solutions. Journal of Physical Chemistry 1987, 91, 215-218.
Jagannathan, N. R. ; Venkateswaran, K. ; Herring, F. G. ; Patey, G. N. ; Walker, D. C. Localization Of Methanol, Ethanol, And 2-Propanol At Micelles In Water - An Nmr T1-Relaxation Study. Journal of Physical Chemistry 1987, 91, 4553-4555.

1986

Herring, F. G. ; Lam, E. W. N. ; Burt, H. M. A Spin Label Study Of The Membranolytic Effects Of Crystalline Monosodium Urate Monohydrate. Journal of Rheumatology 1986, 13, 623-630.
Burt, H. M. ; Evans, E. ; Lam, E. W. N. ; Gehrs, P. F. ; Herring, F. G. Membranolytic Effects Of Monosodium Urate Monohydrate - Influence Of Grinding. Journal of Rheumatology 1986, 13, 778-783.
Willis, J. M. ; Jagannathan, N. R. ; Herring, F. G. The Potential Of C-13 Cp/mas Nmr In The Study Of Kraft Pulping Kinetics. Journal of Wood Chemistry and Technology 1986, 6, 249-267.

1985

Herring, F. G. ; Phillips, P. S. Integration Errors In Digitized Magnetic-Resonance Spectra. Journal of Magnetic Resonance 1985, 62, 19-28.
Herring, F. G. ; Burt, H. M. The Interaction Of Monosodium Urate Monohydrate Crystals With Pd-3 Spin-Labeled Erythrocyte-Membranes. Clinical and Investigative Medicine-Medecine Clinique Et Experimentale 1985, 8, C3-C3.
Fries, P. H. ; Jagannathan, N. R. ; Herring, F. G. ; Patey, G. N. An Nmr Relaxation Study Of The Orientation-Dependent Collision Of Attractive Ions In Water. Journal of Physical Chemistry 1985, 89, 1413-1416.
Clark, J. N. ; Herring, F. G. ; Jagannathan, N. R. Application Of Cross-Polarization And Magic-Angle Sample Spinning Nmr Techniques To Poly(Aryl-Ether-Ketone). Polymer Communications 1985, 26, 329-331.
Herring, F. G. ; Krisman, A. ; Sedgwick, E. G. ; Bragg, P. D. Electron-Spin Resonance Studies Of Lipid Fluidity Changes In Membranes Of An Uncoupler-Resistant Mutant Of Escherichia-Coli. Biochimica Et Biophysica Acta 1985, 819, 231-240.

1984

Herring, F. G. ; Phillips, P. S. Automatic Phase Correction In Magnetic-Resonance Using Dispa. Journal of Magnetic Resonance 1984, 59, 489-496.
Phillips, P. S. ; Herring, F. G. An Evaluation Of Lineshape Analysis In Electron-Spin-Resonance Using Dispersion Vs Absorption (Dispa). Journal of Magnetic Resonance 1984, 57, 43-55.
Fries, P. H. ; Jagannathan, N. R. ; Herring, F. G. ; Patey, G. N. The Relative Motion Of Ions In Solution .2. An Nmr Relaxation Study Of Attractive Ions In Water At Low Ionic-Strength. Journal of Chemical Physics 1984, 80, 6267-6273.

1982

1981

Godin, D. V. ; Herring, F. G. ; Macleod, P. J. M. Malignant Hyperthermia - Characterization Of Erythrocyte-Membranes From Individuals At Risk. Journal of Medicine 1981, 12, 35-49.

1980

Herring, F. G. ; Marshall, A. G. ; Phillips, P. S. ; Roe, D. C. Dispersion Versus Absorption (Dispa) - Modulation Broadening And Instrumental Distortions In Electron-Paramagnetic Resonance Lineshapes. Journal of Magnetic Resonance 1980, 37, 293-303.
Das, D. V. M. ; Herring, F. G. ; Weeks, G. The Effect Of Growth Temperature On The Lipid-Composition And Differentiation Of Dictyostelium-Discoideum. Canadian Journal of Microbiology 1980, 26, 796-799.
Herring, F. G. ; Phillips, P. S. An Electron-Spin-Resonance Study Of Molecular-Reorientation In Liquids. Journal of Chemical Physics 1980, 73, 2603-2606.
Herring, F. G. ; Phillips, P. S. Reorientational Correlation Times Of Spin Probes As Determined By Electron-Spin-Resonance. Journal of Molecular Structure 1980, 61, 29-32.

1979

Herring, F. G. ; Weeks, G. Analysis Of Dictyostelium-Discoideum Plasma-Membrane Fluidity By Electron-Spin Resonance. Biochimica Et Biophysica Acta 1979, 552, 66-77.
Maraviglia, B. ; Herring, F. G. ; Weeks, G. ; Godin, D. V. Detection Of Erythrocyte-Membrane Structural Abnormalities In Lecithin - Cholesterol Acyltransferase Deficiency Using A Spin Label Approach. Journal of Supramolecular Structure 1979, 11, 1-7.
Herring, F. G. ; Mayo, J. ; Phillips, P. S. Digital Acquisition Of Epr-Spectra Using A Microprocessor. Journal of Magnetic Resonance 1979, 34, 413-419.
Herring, F. G. ; Park, J. M. ; Rettig, S. J. ; Trotter, J. X-Ray Crystallographic Study Of Ni(Ii)Bis(Morpholine-N-Carbodithioate) And Epr Studies Of Cu(Ii)Bis(Morpholine-N-Carbodithioate) And Cu(Ii)Bis(Pyrrolidine-N-Carbodithioate). Canadian Journal of Chemistry-Revue Canadienne De Chimie 1979, 57, 2379-2385.

1976

Bunzli, J. C. ; Frost, D. C. ; Herring, F. G. ; McDowell, C. A. Assignment Of Doublet States Arising From Ionization Of Chlorine Lone-Pairs In Molecules Possessing C2V Symmetry. Journal of Electron Spectroscopy and Related Phenomena 1976, 9, 289-305.

1975

McDowell, C. A. ; Herring, F. G. ; Tait, J. C. Electron-Paramagnetic Resonance Study Of Hydrogen And Fluorine Atom Addition To So2. Journal of Chemical Physics 1975, 63, 3278-3283.
Herring, F. G. ; Patmore, D. J. ; Storr, A. Spectroscopic Studies On Pyrazolyl-Gallate And Pyrazolyl-Borate Complexes Of Copper(Ii) And Nickel(Ii). Journal of the Chemical Society-Dalton Transactions 1975, 711-717.

1974

Booth, R. J. ; Herring, F. G. Formation Of Cd+ Ions In Gamma-Irradiated Cadmium(Ii) Carboxylates. Journal of Chemical Physics 1974, 61, 1249-1249.
Herring, F. G. ; Tapping, R. L. Study Of Effect Of Solvent And Temperature On Electron-Paramagnetic Resonance Parameters And Linewidths Of Copper(Ii) Bis(Diethyldithiocarbamate). Canadian Journal of Chemistry-Revue Canadienne De Chimie 1974, 52, 4016-4024.

1973

Farmer, J. B. ; Tapping, R. L. ; Herring, F. G. Determination Of Stoichiometry Of Adducts Formed Between Some Heterocyclic Bases And Copper(Ii) Bis(Diethyldithiocarbamate) In Various Solvents. Canadian Journal of Chemistry-Revue Canadienne De Chimie 1973, 51, 1530-1534.
Chadwick, D. ; Frost, D. C. ; Herring, F. G. ; Katrib, A. ; McDowell, C. A. ; McLean, R. A. N. Photoelectron Spectra Of Sulfuryl And Thionyl Halides. Canadian Journal of Chemistry-Revue Canadienne De Chimie 1973, 51, 1893-1905.
Frost, D. C. ; Herring, F. G. ; Katrib, A. ; McDowell, C. A. Photoelectron Spectrum Of Ethylene Sulfide. Chemical Physics Letters 1973, 20, 401-403.

1972

Cornford, A. B. ; Frost, D. C. ; Herring, F. G. ; McDowell, C. A. Photoelectron Spectra Of Some Free-Radicals. Faraday Discussions 1972, 54, 56-63.

1970

Eachus, R. S. ; Herring, F. G. Esr Evidence For The Formation Of Cd(I) In Irradiated Cacd(Oocch3)(4). 6H(2)O. Chemical Physics Letters 1970, 5, 405-406.
Frost, D. C. ; Herring, F. G. ; McDowell, C. A. ; Stenhouse, I. A. The Ionization Potentials Of Borazine By Photoelectron Spectrometry And Indo Theory. Chemical Physics Letters 1970, 5, 291-292.

1969

Branton, G. R. ; Frost, D. C. ; Herring, F. G. ; McDowell, C. A. ; Stenhouse, L. A. The Ionization Potentials Of Ammonia And Ammonia-D(3). Measured By Photoelectron Spectroscopy, And An Indo Calculation Of These Values. Chemical Physics Letters 1969, 3, 581-584.

1968

Frost, D. C. ; Herring, F. G. ; McDowell, C. A. ; Mwstafa, M. R. ; Sandhu, J. S. The Ionization Potentials Of Carbon Tetrafluoride As Determined By Photoelectron Spectroscopy. Chemical Physics Letters 1968, 2, 663-664.