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Biographical Information

David Zalman Goodson

Born July 2, 1958 in Los Angeles, California.
Married to Betsy Martin.


B.A. in Chemistry, Pomona College, 1980.
Ph.D. in Chemical Physics, Harvard University, 1987
(Research Advisor: Dudley Herschbach).

Professional Experience:

Sir Charles Clore Postdoctoral Fellow, Weizmann Institute of Science, Dept. of Chemical Physics, 1987-88 (Supervisor: Eli Pollak).
Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Oklahoma, Dept. of Physics and Astronomy, 1989-90 (Supervisor: Deborah Watson).
Research Associate, Harvard University, Dept. of Chemistry, 1990-92.
Consultant, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Materials Science and Technology Division MST-7, 1992-93.
Visiting Scholar, Brown University, Dept. of Chemistry, 1992-93.
Assistant Professor, Southern Methodist University, Dept. of Chemistry, 1993-1999.
Visiting Scholar, Harvard University, Dept. of Chemistry, 1999, 2000.
Associate Professor, Southern Methodist University, Dept. of Chemistry, 1999-2001.
Assistant Professor, University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth, Dept. of Chemistry, 2002-present.


American Physical Society
American Chemical Society
Sigma Xi
National Audubon Society

Other Interests:

Classical guitar
Bird watching





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