About the Author


            Dr. Glen E. Rodgers is a Professor Emeritus of Chemistry at Allegheny College in Meadville, PA.  Educated at Tufts University (BS, 1966) and Cornell University (PhD, 1971), he taught for five years at Muskingum College in Ohio before moving to Allegheny where he taught from 1975 to 2005.  He taught introductory chemistry on several levels, chemistry for nurses, chemistry for non-science majors, a “First Seminar” entitled “The Making of the Atomic Bomb: More Bang for Your Buck”, a “Sophomore Seminar” entitled “Communicating Chemistry”, inorganic chemistry (on both the sophomore and advanced undergraduate levels), and numerous interdisciplinary courses with colleagues in history, education, English, philosophy, psychology, and economics.  He was the recipient of a variety of teaching honors including the 1993 Julian Ross Award, presented by Allegheny College “for singular accomplishments and contributions through excellence in teaching.”  He and his wife have led or co-led several Allegheny travel seminars to places such as the England, Scotland, Paris, Switzerland, Germany, Norway, Sweden, the Czech Republic, Poland and Russia.  Now a full time writer, his current and future projects include a book with the working title “Traveling with the Atom” and a third edition of his popular sophomore-level inorganic chemistry book.  He lives with his wife Kathleen in southern New Hampshire.  They are the parents of three daughters, Jennifer, Emily, and Rebecca.