Selected Publications (from past 10 years)


Bida, M.; Dominguez, J.; Jones Miguel, D.; Guerrero, A.; and Pagano, T.  “Essential oil compounds from the leaf of Eugenia samanensis Alain (Myrtaceae), a species endemic to the Samaná Peninsula, Dominican Republic”. Journal of Essential Oil Research2019, 31(2):154-159.

Ross, A.D.; Edenzon, K.; and Pagano, Todd.  “Assessment of Climate Science Knowledge and Perceptions of Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Students”.  Journal of Science Educations for Students with Disabilities, 2019 (accepted, in press).

Selberg, S.; Pagano, T.; Tshepelevitsh, S.; Haljasorg, T.; Vahur, S.; and Leito, I., “Synthesis and photophysics of a series of lipophilic phosphazene-based fluorescent indicators”. Journal of Physical Organic Chemistry2019 (accepted, in press).

Rogers, R. and Pagano, T.  “Intentional Efforts Towards an Inclusive Undergraduate Research Environment for Underrepresented Students”. Scholarship and Practice of Undergraduate Research, 2018, 1(4):47.

Helm, I.; Karina, G.; Jalukse, L.; Pagano, T.; and Leito, I.  “Comparative validation of two dissolved oxygen analyzers based on amperometric and optical sensing technologies”. Environmental Monitoring and Assessment, 2018, 190:313.

Rogers, R. and Pagano, T.  “Mending the Gap: An Intentional Focus on Integrating Underrepresented Minority and Deaf/Hard-of-Hearing Students into the Research Culture”. Proceedings of the American Society for Engineering Education2018,

Eddingsaass, N.; Pagano, T.; Cummings, C.: Rahman, I.; Robinson, R.; and Hensel, E.  “Qualitative Analysis of e-Liquid Emissions as a Function of Flavor Additives Using Two Aerosol Capture Methods”.  International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 2018, 15(2): 323 (1-14).

Pagano, T.  "On Giants' Shoulders: A Tradition of Excellence in Teaching”. In A Shining Beacon: 50 Years of the National Technical Institute for the Deaf. (McCarthy, J., Ed.) RIT Press: Rochester, NY.2018, pp. 135-145.

Pagano, T.  and Templeton, D.C.  "From Roots to STEM: STEM Education at NTID”. In A Shining Beacon: 50 Years of the National Technical Institute for the Deaf. (McCarthy, J., Ed.) RIT Press: Rochester, NY.2018, pp. 149-160.

Bida, M.; Meiggs, D.;  Kim, C.; Cummings, C.; and Pagano, T.  “Fluorescence Characteristics and PARAFAC Modeling of Bitumen from Ancient Ceramics”.  Heritage: Journal of Multidisciplinary Studies in Archaeology2017, 5:69-93.

Harrison, M.M.; Tyler, A.C.; Hellquist, C.E.; and Pagano, T.  " Phenolic Content of Invasive and Non-Invasive Emergent Wetland Plants”. Aquatic Botany, 2017, 136:146-154.

Gerloff, J.; Sundar, I.K.; Freter, R.; Sekera, E.R.; Friedman, A.E.; Robinson, R.; Pagano, T.; and Rahman, I.  " Inflammatory Response and Barrier Dysfunction by Different e-Cigarette Flavoring Chemicals Identified by GC-MS in e-Liquids and e-Vapors on Human Lung Epithelial Cells and Fibroblasts”. Applied in Vitro Toxicology, 2017, 3(1): 28-40.

Pagano, T.  "Making Education and Careers in Chemistry Accessible and Successful for Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Students”. In Diversity in the Scientific Community. (Nelson and Cheng- Editors) American Chemical Society: Washington, DC., 2017, pp. 125-132.

Pagano, T.; DiFrancesco, A.G.; Smith, S.B.; George, J.; Wink, G.; Rahman, I.; and Robinson, R.J. “Determination of Nicotine Content and Delivery in Disposable Electronic Cigarettes Available in the United States by Gas Chromatography-Mass Spectrometry”. Nicotine & Tobacco Research, 2016, 18(5):700-707.

Oxygen Quenching of Fluorescence

Pagano, T.: Goik, M.; Templeton, D.C; Ross, A.D.; and Smith, S.B. “Exploring Nutmeg's Intriguing Place in History using Narrative and Project-Based Approaches in the Science Laboratory”. Journal of Laboratory Chemical Education, 2016, 4(1): 9-18.

Smith, S.B.; Ross, A.D.; and Pagano, T. “Chemical and Biological Research with Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Students:  Ensuring a Safe and Successful Laboratory Environment”. Journal of Chemical Health & Safety, 2016, 23(1):24-31.

Bida, M.R.; Tyler, A.C.; and Pagano, T. “Quantity and Composition of Stream Dissolved Organic Matter in the Watershed of Conesus Lake, New York”. Journal of Great Lakes Research, 2015, 41(3):730-742.

Instrument Design

Pagano, T. and Ross, A.D., editors.  Teaching Chemistry to Students with Disabilities, Edition 4.1. American Chemical Society's Committee on Chemists with Disabilities: Washington, DC. 2015.

Pagano, T.; Bida, M.R.; and Robinson, R.J. “Laboratory Activity for the Determination of Nicotine in Electronic Cigarette Liquids using Gas Chromatography-Mass Spectrometry”. Journal of Laboratory Chemical Education, 2015, 3(3): 37-43.

Pagano, T.; Ross, A.D.; and Smith, S.B. “Undergraduate Research Involving Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Students in Interdisciplinary Science Projects”. Education Sciences, 2015, 5(2): 146-165.

Pagano, T.; Bida, M.; and Kenny, J.E.  “Trends in Levels of Allochthonous Dissolved Organic Carbon in Natural Water: A Review of Potential Mechanisms under a Changing Climate”.  Water. 2014, 6(10): 2862-2897.  This article was selected for reprint in the book, Water Resources in a Variable and Changing Climate, MDPI Publishing: Basel, Switzerland. 2015.

Pagano, T.; Carcamo-Ortiz, N.; and Kenny, J.E.  “Investigation of the Fluorescence Quenching of 1-Aminoanthracene by Dissolved Oxygen in Cyclohexane”.  Journal of Physical Chemistry A, 2014, 118(49): 11512-11520.


Booksh, Karl; Century, Jeanne; Gallagher, John; Mateo, Julio; and Pagano, T. (in alphabetical order).  “On the Sustainability of Programs for Students with Disabilities: Observations and Practical Ideas”. Science, 344(6185): 765, 2014: 765 (c61-c71, From College to Careers: Fostering Inclusion of Persons with Disabilities in STEM).

Pagano, T. “Mentoring Perspective: Providing the Fuel (and Passing the Flame)”.  Journal of Science Education for Students with Disabilities. 2014, 17(1): 36-39.

Smith, S.B.; DeSando, S.A.; and Pagano, T. “Value of Native and Invasive Fruit-Bearing Shrubs for Migrating Songbirds”. Northeastern Naturalist, 2013, 20(1): 171-184.

Pagano, T. “Teaching Perspective: Ex Ovo Omnia”.  Journal of Science Education for Students with Disabilities. 2013, 16(1): 40-42.

Pagano, T.; Ross, A.D.; Chiarelli, J.; and Kenny, J.E. “Multidimensional Fluorescence Studies of the Phenolic Content of Dissolved Organic Carbon in Humic Substances”.  Journal of Environmental Monitoring (Environmental Science: Process & Impacts)2012, 14(3): 937-943.

Pagano, T.; Ross, A.D.; and O’Neill, G.J. “A Program Like Any Other-Like None Other: The Laboratory Science Technology Program for Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Students”.  Journal of Science Education for Students with Disabilities. 2012, 15(1): 11-25.

Technical Advisor for content related to chemical professionals with disabilities. National Research Council, National Academy of Sciences’ Prudent Practices in the Laboratory: Handling and Management of Chemical Hazards, National Academies Press: Washington, DC. 2011.

Pagano, T.  “Conducting Research with Early Undergraduates and Students with Special Needs”.  In Broadening Participation in Undergraduate Research: Fostering Excellence and Enhancing the Impact. (Boyd and Wesemann- Editors) Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR): Washington, DC. 2009.

Ross, A.D. and Pagano, T.  “Development of a Curriculum to Teach the ‘Soft Skills’ necessary for the Future Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Laboratory Technician Workforce”.  Journal of Science Education for Students with Disabilities. 2009, 13(1): 17-28.

Pagano, T.; Biacchi, A.J.; and Kenny, J.E.  “Nitrogen Gas Purging for the Deoxygenation of Polyaromatic Hydrocarbon Solutions in Cyclohexane for Routine Fluorescence Analysis”.  Applied Spectroscopy. 2008, 62(3): 333-336.



Three (3) additional manuscripts currently in review (2/19).