Joel Burley

Joel D.

Overview

Department: 
School of Science » Chemistry
SMC Email Address: 
Contact Information: 

Office
Brousseau Hall - 306

Contact:
Phone: 925-631-4839
Fax: 925-376-4027
Email: jburley@stmarys-ca.edu
Mail: P.O. Box 4527

Education

  • Ph.D. Physical Chemistry, University of California at Berkeley, 1991
  • B. A. Chemistry (Magna Cum Laude), Macalester College, 1985

Professional Experience

Teaching Experience:

  • Professor of Chemistry - SMC (2007 - Present)
  • Associate Professor of Chemistry - SMC (1998 - 2007)
  • Assistant Professor of Chemistry - SMC (1994 - 1998)
  • Head Graduate Student Instructor - UC - Berkeley (1986 - 1988)
  • Graduate Student Instructor - UC - Berkeley (1985 - 1986)

Research Experience:

  • Visiting Scholar - Air Resources Division, NPS (2003 - Present)
  • Participating Guest, Atmospheric Sciences Division - Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (1994 - 2002)
  • Postdoctoral Fellow in Atmospheric Chemistry, Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences - Harvard University (1991 - 1994)
  • Research Assistant - Department of Chemistry, UC - Berkeley (1985 - 1991)
  • Summer Intern - Argonne National Laboratory (June 1984 - August 1984)

Fellowship:

  • Graduate Fellowship - Department of Chemistry, UC - Berkeley (1985)

Courses Taught

Recently Taught:

  • CHEMISTRY 008: General Chemistry I
  • CHEMISTRY 009: General Chemistry Lab I
  • CHEMISTRY 010: General Chemistry II
  • CHEMISTRY 011: General Chemistry Lab II
  • CHEMISTRY 030: Science & Technology of Warfare
  • CHEMISTRY 114: Physical Chemistry I
  • CHEMISTRY 115: Physical Chemistry II
  • CHEMISTRY 138: Biophysical Chemistry
  • COLLEGIATE SEMINAR 20: Greek Thought

Regularly Taught:

  • CHEMISTRY 008: General Chemistry I
  • CHEMISTRY 009: General Chemistry Lab I
  • CHEMISTRY 010: General Chemistry II
  • CHEMISTRY 011: General Chemistry Lab II
  • CHEMISTRY 030: Science & Technology of Warfare
  • CHEMISTRY 114: Physical Chemistry I
  • CHEMISTRY 115: Physical Chemistry II
  • CHEMISTRY 138: Biophysical Chemistry

Service

College Service:

  • Faculty Salary Policy Task Force
    (2007 - 2009)
  • Faculty Welfare Committee
    (2006 - 2010)
  • College Budget Committee
    (2004 - 2005)
  • Faculty Salary Policy Task Force
    (2004 - 2005)
  • Faculty Welfare Committee
    (2003 - 2006)
  • Academic Senate
    (2001 - 2002)
  • Chair, Department of Chemistry
    (2000 - 2004)
  • Campus Planning Committee
    (1999 - 2006)
  • Educational Policies Board
    (1999 - 2001)

Publications

  • Burley, Joel D. and Johnston, Harold S. February 2008. Hold the Heat: Global Warming and Calorimetry, Journal of Chemical Education, vol. 85, issue 2, pg.224A-224B, American Chemical Society
  • Burley, Joel D. and Johnston, Harold S. October 2007. A Simple Calorimetric Experiment That Highlights Aspects of Global Heat Retention and Global Warming, Journal of Chemical Education, vol. 84, issue 10, pg.1686-1688, American Chemical Society
  • Burley, Joel D. and Ray, John D. September 2007. Surface Ozone in Yosemite National Park, Atmospheric Environment, vol. 41, issue 28, pg.6048-6062, Elsevier
  • Burley, Joel D. and Roberts, Alisa M. September 2000. Gas Phase Kinetics of O3+ C2H2 and O3+ H2C=CCl2, Journal of Chemical Education, vol. 77, issue 9, pg.1210-1212, American Chemical Society
  • Kliner, D. A. V., Burley, J. D., Daube, B. C. and Wofsy, S. C. 1997. Laboratory Investigation of the Catalytic Reduction Technique for Measurement of Atmospheric NOy, Journal of Geophysical Research, vol. 102, issue D9, pg.10759-10776, American Geophysical Union
  • Dessler, A.E. et al and Burley, J.D. 1993. Balloon-Borne Measurements of ClO, NO and O3 in a Volcanic Cloud: An Analysis of Heterogeneous Chemistry Between 20 and 30 km, Geophysical Research Letters, vol. 20, issue 22, pg.2527-2530, American Geophysical Union
  • Burley, Joel D., Miller, Charles E. and Johnston, Harold S. 1993. Spectroscopy and Photoabsorption Cross Sections of FNO, Journal of Molecular Spectroscopy, vol. 158, pg.377-391, Academic Press
  • Burley, J. D. and Johnston, H. S. July 06, 1992. Ionic Mechanisms for Heterogeneous Stratospheric Reactions, Geophysical Research Letters, vol. 19, issue 13, pg.1359-1362, American Geophysical Union
  • Burley, J. D. and Johnston, H. S. July 06, 1992. Nitrosyl Sulfuric Acid and Stratospheric Aerosols, Geophysical Research Letters, vol. 19, issue 13, pg.1363-1366, American Geophysical Union
  • Burley, Joel D. and Johnston, Harold S. 1992. Photoabsorption Cross Sections of (FSO3)2 and FSO3, Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology A: Chemistry, vol. 66, pg.141-151, Elsevier Sequoia
  • Burley, J. D., Sunderlin, L. S. and Armentrout, P. B. February 01, 1991. Kinetic Energy Dependence of the Reactions of C+(2P) + N2 from Threshold to 28 eV c.m., Journal of Chemical Physics, vol. 94, issue 3, pg.1939-1946, American Institute of Physics
  • Patten, Jr., K. O., Burley, J. D. and Johnston, H. S. 1990. Radiative Lifetimes of Nitrogen Dioxide for Excitation Wavelengths from 400 to 750 nm., Journal of Physical Chemistry, vol. 94, issue 20, pg.7960-7969, American Chemical Society
  • Burley, J.D. and Armentrout, P.B. 1988. Kinetic Energy Dependence of C+(2P) + O2 from Thermal Energies to 35 eV c.m., International Journal of Mass Spectrometry and Ion Processes, vol. 84, pg.157-184, Elsevier Science
  • Burley, J.D., Ervin, K.M. and Armentrout, P.B. 1987. Translational Energy Dependence of O+(4S) + H2(D2,HD) --> OH+(OD+) + H(D) from Thermal Energies to 30 eV c.m., International Journal of Mass Spectrometry and Ion Processes, vol. 80, pg.153-175, Elsevier Science
  • Burley, J.D., Ervin, K.M. and Armentrout, P.B. 1987. Translational Energy Dependence of O+(4S) + N2 --> NO+ + N from Thermal Energies to 30 eV c.m., Journal of Chemical Physics, vol. 86, issue 4, pg.1944-1953, American Institute of Physics

Honors, Awards & Grants

Honors: 

Honor Societies:

  • Sigma Xi Scientific Honor Society - (1992)
  • Phi Beta Kappa - (1985)
  • Phi Lambda Upsilon Chemistry Honor Society - (1985)
  • Pi Mu Epsilon Mathematics Honor Society - (1985)
Awards: 
  • Outstanding Graduate Student Instructor Award - Chem 4A, Department of Chemistry, UC - Berkeley (December 1985)
  • American Institute of Chemists Award - Macalester College (May 1985)
  • Chester H. Shiflett Prize in Chemistry - Macalester College (May 1985)
  • Violet Olson Beltmann Prize in Chemistry - Macalester College (May 1984)

Interests

Scholarly Interests: 

Interests

  • Atmospheric Chemistry; Air Pollution in National Parks and National Forests
    My research focuses upon air
    pollution in California's National Parks and National Forests. Working
    with colleagues from the National Park Service (NPS) and the United
    States Forest Service (USFS), my students and I have conducted
    extensive measurements of surface-level ozone in Yosemite National
    Park, Joshua Tree National Park, and other NPS and USFS sites. Our
    results have been published in journals such as Atmospheric
    Environment
    (e.g. "Surface  Ozone in Yosemite National Park" by Joel D. Burley
    and John D. Ray, Volume 41, Issue 28, September 2007, pp. 6048-6062)
    and have helped spawn multiple student research projects,
    some of which have received local and/or national recognition.