College of Arts & Sciences

Our faculty offer internationally recognized research and teaching programs. The names, terminal degrees and titles of all full-time faculty in the department are listed below.

Reverend Gerald Buonopane

Reverend Gerald J. Buonopane, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Rev. Gerald Buonopane brings his over 15 years of experience in nutritional and food sciences to Seton Hall.
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Alexander Fadeev

Alexander Y. Fadeev, Ph.D.


Dr. Fadeev's research is in the fields of surface chemistry and organic-inorganic nanomaterials.
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Sergiu Gorun

Sergiu M. Gorun, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Dr. Gorun's research is at the interface of bioinorganic chemistry, materials science and catalysis.
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James Hanson

James E. Hanson, Ph.D.


Hanson is an expert in organic chemistry and polymer/materials science, with marine, biotech and electronic specialties
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Professor Kazakevich

Yuri V. Kazakevich, Ph.D.

Professor of Chemistry

Intermolecular interactions at solid-liquid interface are the main focus of Dr. Kazakevich's research.
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Stephen Kelty

Stephen P. Kelty, Ph.D.

Professor of Chemistry

Dr. Kelty is Chair of the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry and the Center for Computational Research Director.
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Joseph Maloy

Joseph T. Maloy, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Chemistry and Catholic Studies

Dr. Maloy is an expert in the area of analytical chemistry and computer modelling of chromatographic behavior.
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Cecilia Marzabadi

Cecilia Marzabadi, Ph.D.

Professor and Director of Graduate Studies

Dr. Marzabadi's research is in the synthesis of novel, carbohydrate-based compounds to be used as potential drugs.
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Wyatt Murphy

Wyatt R. Murphy Jr., Ph.D.


Dr. Murphy's research is in bio-inorganic chemistry. He uses spectroscopy to determine how metal complexes bind to DNA.
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Monika Raj, Ph.D.

Monika Raj, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Dr. Raj is interested in developing new chemical reactions and catalysts for the synthesis of biological molecules.
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David Sabatino

David Sabatino, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Biochemistry

Dr. Sabatino's research focuses on developing RNA, peptide and protein mimics for therapeutic applications.
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Nicholas Snow

Nicholas H. Snow, Ph.D.


Dr. Snow is interested in solving tough analytical problems using gas chromatography and mass spectrometry.
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Yufeng Wei, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Dr. Wei is interested in structures, dynamics, interactions, and signal transductions at the cell membrane.
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Faculty Emeritus


Robert L. Augustine

Professor Emeritus of Chemistry and Executive Director of the Center for Applied Catalysis - Emeritus

After 50+ years at SHU, I am still active in research related to the use of catalysts as tools in organic synthesis.
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