Dr. Alicia Paterno Parsi

Assistant Professor
B.S. Ithaca College
Ph.D. University of Illinois at Champaign - Urbana



Chemical Education

Dr. Paterno began teaching at Duquesne University in the Fall of 2002.  She is responsible for teaching the General Chemistry I and II lectures as well as coordinating the General Chemistry recitations and laboratories. 
The two main goals of the general chemistry course are:
1) To introduce students to the fundamental concepts of chemistry which serve as the building blocks for more advanced science courses.
2) To help students to develop critical thinking and problem solving skills so that they can not only solve basic chemistry problems, but also apply their chemistry knowledge to problems and situations that they have not encountered before. 



Duquesne University, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
600 Forbes Avenue, 308 Mellon Hall, Pittsburgh, PA 15282, Tel: 412-396-6340, Fax: 412-396-5683