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Janice Gorzynski Smith
Instructor

Educational Background

Janice Smith earned her A. B. from Cornell University in 1973, and she graduated summa cum laude in Chemistry. Her graduate degrees- A.M. and Ph. D.- are in Organic Chemistry from Harvard University. After graduation in 1978, Janice was an NSF National Needs Postdoctoral Fellow at Harvard University until 1979.

Experience

For 21 years, Jan Smith was a Professor of Chemistry at Mount Holyoke College in South Hadley, Massachusetts, where she taught organic chemistry and maintained a research program in organic synthesis. After spending two sabbaticals at the University of Hawaii at Manoa, the most recent in 1997-1998, she decided to permanently move to Hawaii, where she continues to teach organic chemistry. She also currently spends her professional life writing a sophomore level organic chemistry text.

Publications

Smith, Janice Gorzynski. Principles of General, Organic, and Biological Chemistry; McGraw-Hill: New York, 2012.

Smith, Janice Gorzynski; Berk, Erin Smith. Student Study Guide/Solutions Manual to Accompany Principles of General, Organic, and Biological Chemistry; McGraw-Hill: New York, 2012.

Smith, Janice Gorzynski. Organic Chemistry, 3rd ed.; McGraw-Hill: New York, 2011.