Dale L Orth

Dale L Orth
Dale L Orth
Professor of Chemistry
B. A., Colorado College; Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison
(970) 943-3437
Office Location: 
Hurst Hall 206
Natural & Environmental Sciences Department
Academic Program: 

Chemistry Program Homepage

Courses I have taught at Western

Information on courses I am currently teaching is available to students on our Blackboard site

CHEM 101 Introductory Inorganic Chemistry
CHEM 111 General Chemistry I
CHEM 112 General Chemistry Laboratory
CHEM 113 General Chemistry II
CHEM 114 General Chemistry II Laboratory
CHEM 250 Environmental Chemistry
CHEM 306 Analytical Chemistry (with laboratory)
CHEM 401 Instrumental Analysis
CHEM 402 Instrumental Analysis Laboratory
CHEM 451 Physical Chemistry I
CHEM 452 Physical Chemistry II
CHEM 454 Physical Chemistry Laboratory
HWTR 100 First Year Seminar - Engaging the Headwaters

Dr. Dale Orth joined Western in 2001.  He chaired the department of Natural and Environmental Sciences from 2006 to 2015 and enjoys working with department faculty to improve instruction and opportunities for student learning.  He also enjoys working with students on research projects.  Recent examples include working with Dan Gerrity to develop a method for determining mercury in compact fluorescent lamps and Rosie Parr on measuring aluminum levels by fluorescence.

While on sabbatical during the 2010-2011 academic year, Dale served in Senator Rockefeller's (D-WV) office as an American Chemical Society/AAAS Congressional Fellow.  Dale advised Senator Rockefeller on many issues especially around education and science funding.  While quite far from the scientific laboratory, the experience was a valuable reminder of the things one can do with a chemistry degree and a liberal arts background.

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