Selected Publications (from past 10 years)

Field Work

Lynn, M.A.; Templeton, D.C.; Ross, A.D.; Gehret, A.U.; Bida, M.; Sanger, T.J.; and Pagano, T.  “Successes and Challenges in Teaching Chemistry to Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Students in the Time of COVID-19.” Journal of Chemical Education, 2020, 97:3322-3326.

Peets, P.; Vahur, S.; Kruve, A.; Haljasorg, T.; Herodes, K.; Pagano, T.; and Leito, I.  “Instrumental techniques in the analysis of natural red textile dyes”. Journal of Cultural Heritage, 2020, 42:19-27.

Ross, A.D.; Yerrick, R.; and Pagano, Todd.  “Use of Scientific Argumentation by Deaf/Hard-of-Hearing Students in Environmental Science Topics”.  Journal of Science Educations for Students with Disabilities, 2020, 23(1): article 5.

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.; Pagano, S.S.; Yerrick, R.; 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, 22(1): article 7.

Selberg, S.; Pagano, T.; Tshepelevitsh, S.; Haljasorg, T.; Vahur, S.; Luik, J.; Saame, J.; and Leito, I., “Synthesis and photophysics of a series of lipophilic phosphazene-based fluorescent indicators”. Journal of Physical Organic Chemistry2019, 32(7):e3950.Fluorescence Spectrum

Ross, A.D.; Yerrick, R.; and Pagano, T.  “Examining the Use of Scientific Argumentation Strategies in Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Learning Contexts to Teach Climate Science”. In Communication in Chemistry. (Crawford, Kloepper, Meyers, and Singiser- Editors) American Chemical Society: Washington, DC., 2019, pp. 75-95.

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 amperometric and optical analyzers of dissolved oxygen”. 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.

Oxygen Quenching of Fluorescence

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, 5:69-83.

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.

Instrument Design

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.

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.

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.