David N. Harpp
- A.B. - Middlebury College - 1959
- M.A. - Wesleyan Univ. - 1962
- Ph.D. - Univ. of North Carolina - 1965
- 1965-1966: Research Associate, Cornell Univ.
- 1966-1971: Assistant Professor, McGill Univ.
- 1971-1974: Associate Professor, McGill Univ.
- 1975- : Professor, McGill Univ.
2001- : Macdonald Professor, McGill Univ.
- Union Carbide Award for Chemical Education, Chemical Institute
of Canada, 1982
- McGill University Faculty of Science, Leo Yaffe Award for Excellence
in Teaching (Inaugural Award), 1982
- Chemical Manufacturer's Association National Catalyst Award (U.S.,
- The Royal Society of Canada's McNeil Medal for the Public Awareness
of Science (Inaugural Award), 1992
- Beppo Award for the Popularization of Science, from the "Conseil
de Développement du loisir Scientifique du Québec", 1993
- The Edward Leete Award of the Organic Division of the American
Chemical Society for Excellence in Teaching and Research (Inaugural
- McGill University Graduate Faculty's David Thomson Award for Excellence
in Graduate Supervision and Teaching, 1996
- John A. Timm Award for Furtherance of the Study of Chemistry,
New England Association of Chemistry Teachers, 1996
- Michael Smith Award by the Government of Canada for the Promotion
of Science, 1996
- 3 M Teaching Fellow, 1998
- D.Sc. (honoris causa), Acadia University, Wolfville, N.S.,
- Principal's Prize for Excellence in Teaching (Inaugural Award),
Full Professor, 2001
- James Flack Norris Award, N.E. Section of the ACS for excellence in teaching, 2003
Lifetime Achievement Award for Leadership in Learning, McGill University (Inaugural Award), 2010
- Organic Chemistry Principles, (shared, ca . 230 students in 3 years)
- Freshman Seminar Course, (ca. 150)
- Introductory Organic Chemistry, 2 courses (ca. 17,100)
- Intermediate Organic Chemistry (ca. 1,000 students)
- General Chemistry (Organic Chemistry section,
ca. 600 students )
- Advanced Organic Chemistry (4th year, shared, ca.120 students )
- Special Topics in Organic Chemistry (graduate course, shared,
ca. 50 students )
- Recent Advances in Organic Chemistry (graduate course, shared,
ca. 15 students)
- The World of Chemistry, 4 courses (ca. 25,300 students in 29 years) [~44,500]
- Synthetic and mechanistic chemistry with an emphasis on organosulfur
and selenium molecules; computer simulations and calculations; new
methods of synthesis; teaching innovations. [more]
- 232 in refereed journals: (208 in chemical research, 24 in teaching)
- Over 500 presentations to conferences, universities, schools and
"MAGIC OF CHEMISTRY" PRESENTATIONS:
- Over 230-with Professors A.E. Fenster and J.A. Schwarcz.
"CHEMISTRY FOR THE PUBLIC" (MCGILL UNIVERSITY) PRESENTATIONS:
- Over 60-with Professors A.E. Fenster and J.A. Schwarcz.
- Organized, with Professors A.E. Fenster and J.A. Schwarcz, the "Man
and His World" (1980-81) and "Expotec-95" (1995) chemistry exhibitions
in Montreal for 80,000 and 370,000 visitors respectively.