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James Fisher


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Friday, 11 February 2011 09:24


Aug 2002 - current                           Imperial Valley College                                Imperial, CA
Chemistry Professor
ACS Chemistry Club advisor
Stem Club Co-advisor

July 2000 – Aug 2002                       Sierra College                                               Rocklin, CA
Adjunct Chemistry Professor in Chemistry in 2A Fall 2000 and 1A Spring and Fall 2001
Teacher Instructor Assistant, Computer Systems Administrator in the Mathematics Department

Spring – Summer 2001                    American River College                          Sacramento, CA
Adjunct Chemistry Professor in Chemistry 2A Spring and Summer 2001.

August 1998 – May 2000                  University of Florida                                 Gainesville, FL           
Professor James Boncella, Primary Investigator.
Adjunct Chemistry Professor in 3A Fall 1999 and 2A Spring 2000; over 400 students
Researching and developing novel olefin and a-olefin polymerization transition metal catalysts for a major international petroleum company.

May 1996 – July 1998                       University of Louisville                              Louisville, KY
Professor Mark Mason, Primary Investigator.
Researching novel Group 13 organometallic phosphates and phosphonates for use as molecular building blocks in Zeolite-like materials.
Investigating proprietary aluminum alkyl-based epoxide polymerization catalysts.
Identifying, characterizing and modifying an epoxide polymerization catalyst.
1991 - 1996                                     University of Idaho                                     Moscow, ID
Ph.D. Inorganic Chemistry
Professor Pamela Shapiro, Major Professor.
Dissertation Title: Synthesis and Characterization of Cyclopentadienylaluminum Compounds.

1987 - 1991                                     University of Montana                               Missoula, MT
BA Chemistry, Math minor

Publications and awards:
Awarded $5K from Sierra College for Peer Led Team Learning (PLTL) in Mathematics department.

 “Cyclic and Cubic Organophosphonates of Aluminum: Precursors to AlPO4 Materials, or Analogs of Alkylaluminoxanes?” Mason, M. R.; Fisher, J. D.; Mashuta, M. S.; Richardson, J. F.; and Vig, A. Inorganic Chemistry 1998, 37, 3734.

Heteroatom Derivatives of CpAl: X-ray Crystal Structure of [(h5-C5H5)(2,6-tBu, 4-CH3-C6H2O)]2 Fisher, J. D.; Shapiro, P. J.; Budzelaar, P. H. M.; Staples, R. J. Inorganic Chemistry 1998, 37, 1295.

Regarding the Structures and Fluxionality of Tricyclopentadienyl-aluminum Compounds, Fisher, J. D.; Budzelaar, P. H. M.; Shapiro, P. J.; Staples, R. J.; Yap, G. P. A.; and Rheingold, A. L. Organometallics 1997, 16, 871.

The Synthesis and Structural Characterization of the Cyclopenta-dienylaluminum 
Isopropoxide Compounds [(C5H5)2AlOiPr]2 and [(C5Me4H)Al(OiPr)Cl]2, Fisher, J. D.; Golden, J. T.; Shapiro, P. J.; Yap, G. P. A.; and Rheingold, A. L. Main Metal Group Chemistry 1996, 19(8), 521.

[CpAlN(2,6-iPr2C6H3)]2:  A Dimeric Iminoalane Obtained by Alkane Elimination, Fisher, J. D.;  Shapiro, P. J.;  Yap, G. P. A. and Rheingold, A. L. Inorganic Chemistry 1996, 35, 271.

Synthesis and Structural Characterization of Dicyclopentadienylaluminum Alkyl and Tricyclopentadieny-aluminum Compounds: Crystal Structure of a Bis(h2-cyclo-pentadienyl)aluminum Alkyl Compound, Fisher, J. D.;  Wei, M.;  Willet, R. and Shapiro, P. J.Organometallics 1994, 13, 3329.

Alcoholysis of Titanium Alkoxides By Fluoroalcohols.  Synthesis, Characterization and X-Ray Crystal Structure of [Ti(O-i-Pr)2{OCH-(CF3)2}2]2, Fisher, J. D. and Van Der Sluys, W. G.Synthesis and Reactions in Inorganic and Metal Organic Chemistry 1993, 23(3), 479.

James D. Fisher, PhD
380 East Aten Road
Imperial Valley College
Imperial, CA 92251
Tuesday, 01 February 2011 10:43

Course Schedule

Fall 2019

CHEM100Introduction To Chemistry

Prerequisite: MATH 091 with a grade of "C" or better. Elementary principles of general inorganic chemistry, a preparatory course for CHEM 200. Previous science background is recommended but not required. This course is designed for non-science majors and students who need only a one-semester general chemistry course, and also for students entering a paramedical and allied health fields, and industrial applications such as power plants. This course will satisfy the prerequisite for CHEM 200. (C-ID CHEM 101) (CSU) (UC credit limited. See a counselor.)
Code #DivisionDepartmentMeeting DaysTimeLocationStatus
Start Time: 8:00 AM
End Time: 11:10 AM
Building: 2700
Room: 2715
Enrolled: 32
Available: -2
Class begins: 2019-08-19, Class ends: 2019-12-14

CHEM200General Inorganic Chemistry I

Prerequisite: CHEM 100 with a grade of "C" or better. Basic principles and calculations of chemistry with emphasis on stoichiometry and dimension analysis applied to various problem types. Fundamental principles and theory of atomic and molecular structure as related to bonding and molecular geometry. Study of kinetic molecular theory, the first law of thermodynamics, periodic relationships of the elements, physical states of matter, solution chemistry, and oxidation-reduction. The laboratory is closely related to lecture topics and includes methods of classical experimentation as well as certain instrumental analysis. (C-ID CHEM 110 or C-ID CHEM 120 S with CHEM 202) (CSU, UC)
Code #DivisionDepartmentMeeting DaysTimeLocationStatus
Start Time: 11:20 AM
End Time: 2:30 PM
Building: 2700
Room: 2716
Enrolled: 30
Available: 0
Class begins: 2019-08-19, Class ends: 2019-12-14

CHEM202General Inorganic Chemistry II

Prerequisite: CHEM 200 with a grade of "C" or better. This course includes a detailed study of chemical reaction rates, the equilibrium condition as it applies to acids and bases as well as solubility, thermodynamics and the properties of spontaneous reactions, electrochemistry, chemistry of the transition elements, and nuclear processes. A survey of topics in organic chemistry and biochemistry is also included. This is the second course of the chemistry series. (C-ID CHEM 120 S) (CSU, UC)
Code #DivisionDepartmentMeeting DaysTimeLocationStatus
Start Time: 8:00 AM
End Time: 11:10 AM
Building: 2700
Room: 2716
Enrolled: 32
Available: -2
Class begins: 2019-08-19, Class ends: 2019-12-14