Lorrie L Comeford

Professional Details

Title: Professor
Office: MH-540B
Phone: 978-542-6746
Email: lorrie.comeford@salemstate.edu

Spring Courses

Cat. # Term Course # Title
1062 01 CHE130 General Chemistry I
1070 01 CHE342 Physical Chemistry II
2192 D11 CHE130 General Chemistry I
2196 L22 CHE130 General Chemistry I
2247 L21 CHE342 Physical Chemistry II
2248 L22 CHE342 Physical Chemistry II

Professional Interests

Chemical education and teacher preparation


Departmental Service -  library liaison, curriculum committee, safety committee.


Service - Chemistry -Content Advisory Committee for the Massachusetts Tests for Educator Licensure (MTEL)

Selected Publications

“Fish Treatment: Redox Reactions to Treat Fish Parasites” Joe Buttner andLorrie Comeford; In Explorations in Aquaculture,Volume II: Freshwater Resources for the Classroom; New England Board of Higher Education: Boston,2001; 299-311.

"Writing Assignments in Physical Chemistry" Comeford, L. Salem State College: Crosscurrents, 1998, 3, pp.24-27.

"Writing Assignments in Physical Chemistry" Comeford, L. J. Chem. Educ. 1997, 74, p.392.

"ThermodynamicMechanisms for Enthalpy-Entropy Compensation" Grunwald, E.; Comeford, L.; In Protein-Solvent Interactions; Gregory,R.B. Ed.; Marcel Decker: New York, 1995; Chapter 10.

"Ultravioletand Visible Charge-Transfer Absorption and Emission Spectra of Some Polar Dyesin Aqueous Solution Under High Pressure" Comeford, L.; Grunwald, E. J. Phys. Chem., 1990, 94, 1105-1110.

"InterionicStructure of N-Ethyl-N,N-dimethylanilinium Benzenesulfonate Ion Pairs FromElectric Dipole Moments" Comeford, L.; Grunwald, E.; Begum, M.K.; Pradhan,J. J. Phys. Chem., 1990, 94, 2714-2716.

"Structure of Hydration Shells Around Hydrophobic Molecules" Grunwald, E.; Comeford, L.; In Environmental Influences and Recognition inEnzyme Chemistry; Liebman, J.F.; Greenburg, A., Eds,; VCH: New York, 1988; Chapter 3.

"Electric Dipole Moments and Interionic Structure of ParasubstitutedN-Alkyl-N,N-dimethylanilinium Benzenesulfonate Ion Pairs" Dominey, L.A.; Comeford, L.; Chen. S.J-H.; Grunwald,E. J. Phys. Chem., 1987, 91, 2211-2216.

Selected Presentations

Conference Presentations

6/07 "A Method for Helping Students to Read Journal Articles More Critically"

at the New England Faculty Development Consortium (NEFDC)

8/07 "Green Chemistry Outreach to Salem,MA Public Schools"

with Dr. Christine MacTaylor and Dr. Deborah Mason-McCaffrey at the American Chemical Society National Meeting

10/07 “Beyond Baking Soda and Vinegar – The Chemistry of Household Products” at Best Practices in Education: Supporting Students, Teachers andFamilies at Salem StateCollege

Presentations to the College Community

5/06 "Innovative Teaching Methods Incorporated inGeneral Chemistry I: Using Calibrated Peer Reviews and On-Line E-Grade Problemsto Reach General Chemistry I Students" with Dr. Christine MacTaylor at Pearlsand Perils

3/07 "Balancing Work and Home Responsibilities" a panel discussion with Dr.Deborah Mason-McCaffrey and Rebecca Jimenez at the Women's Leadership Conference: Striking a Balance and Moving Forward