Eric C. Person, Ph.D.
Professor, Forensic and Analytical Chemistry
Office Location: Science Building Room 244
Office Phone: 559.278.2170
Dr. Eric C. Person is a Professor of Forensic and Analytical Chemistry and the Chemistry Honors Program Coordinator with interests in Chemical Education Research. Dr. Person advises students interested in pursuing careers as criminalists or forensic scientists in crime laboratories or as chemists in environmental and quality control laboratories. Dr. Person specializes in assessment and curriculum development to support experimental design in open-inquiry and project-based introductory chemistry laboratory programs.
Dr. Person is involved in several ongoing research projects:
1. "Investigating Chemistry Laboratories with Inquiry Projects (ICLIPs)" study (Curriculum Development Grant Awards); co-PI CSUPERB award. Collaboration with Dr. Dermot Donnelly,
Areas of Specialty
Dr. Person teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in both analytical chemistry and forensic science including CHEM 102, 106, 106S, 225, and 251 as well as directing student research projects in analytical and forensic chemistry.
Dr. Person's principle research interests lie in the area of forensic chemistry, particularly the analysis of clandestine (methamphetamine) laboratory evidence. He developed expertise and interest in this area while investigating an analyzing evidence from methamphetamine laboratory cases as a forensic scientist for four years with the Washington State Patrol Crime Laboratory.