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Todd Pagano

Associate Dean for Teaching and Scholarship Excellence
NTID Office of the President
National Technical Institute for the Deaf

585-475-4539
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Todd Pagano

Associate Dean for Teaching and Scholarship Excellence
NTID Office of the President
National Technical Institute for the Deaf

Education

BA, State University College at Oswego; MS, Ph.D., Tufts University

585-475-4539

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Currently Teaching

CHEM-495
1 - 3 Credits
This course is a faculty-directed student project or research involving laboratory work, computer modeling, or theoretical calculations that could be considered of an original nature. The level of study is appropriate for students in their final two years of study.
CHEM-493
1 - 3 Credits
This course is a faculty-directed student project or research in chemistry that could be considered of an original nature.
NLST-285
1 - 4 Credits
This course is a faculty-directed student research project at the undergraduate level. The research will entail an in-depth study of concepts related to those covered in the Laboratory Science Technology program that could be considered of an original nature. Enrollment in this course requires permission from the Department Chair and completion of the NTID Undergraduate Research Contract.
BIOL-495
1 - 4 Credits
This course is a faculty-directed student project or research involving laboratory or field work, computer modeling, or theoretical calculations that could be considered of an original nature. The level of study is appropriate for students in their final two years of study.

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Book Chapter
Ross, Annemarie D., Randy Yerrick, and Todd Pagano. "Examining the Use of Scientific Argumentation Strategies in Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Learning Contexts to Teach Climate Science." Communication in Chemistry. Ed. Garland L. Crawford, et al. Washington, DC: American Chemical Society, 2019. 75-95. Print.
Pagano, Todd. "On Giants\' Shoulders: A Tradition of Excellence in Teaching." A Shining Beacon: 50 Years of the National Technical Institute for the Deaf. Ed. James McCarthy. Rochester, NY: RIT Press, 2017. 135-145. Print.
Pagano, Todd and David Templeton. "From Roots to STEM: STEM Education at NTID." A Shining Beacon: 50 Years of the National Technical Institute for the Deaf. Ed. James McCarthy. Rochester, NY: RIT Press, 2017. 149-161. Print.
Pagano, Todd. "Making Education and Careers in Chemistry Accessible and Successful for Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Students." Diversity in the Scientific Community. Washington, DC: American Chemical Society, 2017. 125-132. Print.
Pagano, Todd, et al. "On the Sustainability of Programs for Students with Disability: Observations and Practical Ideas." "From College to Careers - Fostering Inclusion of Persons with Disabilities in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Careers." Ed. Brad Duerstock. Washington, DC: American Association for the Advancement of Science, 2013. N/A. Print.
Pagano, Todd. "Conducting Research with Early Undergraduates and Students with Special Needs." Broadening Participation in Undergraduate Research: Fostering Excellence and Enhancing the Impact. Ed. Wesemann and Boyd. Washington, DC: Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR), 2009. 211-214. Print.
Journal Paper
Bida, Morgan, et al. "Essential Oil Compounds from the Leaf of Eugenia Samanensis Alain (Myrtaceae), a Species Endemic to the Samaná Peninsula, Dominican Republic." Journal of Essential Oil Research 31. 2 (2019): 154-159. Print.
Selberg, Sigrid, et al. "Synthesis and photophysics of a series of lipophilic phosphazene‐based fluorescent indicators." Journal of Physical Organic Chemistry 32. 7 (2019): e3950. Print.
Ross, Annemarie D, et al. "Assessment of Climate Science Knowledge and Perceptions of Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Students." Journal of Science Education for Students with Disabilities 22. 1 (2019): 1-14. Web.
Peets, Pilleriin, et al. "Instrumental techniques in the analysis of red textile dyes." Journal of Cultural Heritage. (2020): N/A. Web.
Ross, Annemarie D., Randy Yerrick, and Todd Pagano. "Use of Scientific Argumentation by Deaf/Hard-of-Hearing Students in Environmental Science Topics." Journal of Science Education for Students with Disabilities. (2020): N/A. Web.
Helm, Irja, et al. "Comparative Validation of Two Dissolved Oxygen Analyzers Based on Amperometric and Optical Sensing Technologies." Environmental Monitoring and Assessment 190. 313 (2018): 1-18. Print.
Eddingsaass, Nathan, et al. "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 15. 2 (2018): 323. Web.
Gerloff, Janice, et al. "Inflammatory Response 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 3. 1 (2017): 28-40. Print.
Harrison, Melissa, et al. "Variability in the Phenolic Content of Invasive and Non-Invasive Emergent Wetland Plants." Aquatic Botany 136. (2017): 146-154. Print.
Rogers, Reginald and Todd Pagano. "Intentional Efforts Towards an Inclusive Undergraduate Research Environment for Underrepresented Students." Scholarship and Practice of Undergraduate Research 1. 4 (2018): 47. Web.
Bida, Morgan, et al. "Fluorescence Characteristics and PARAFAC Modeling of Bitumen from Ancient Ceramics." Heritage: Journal of Multidisciplinary Studies in Archaeology 5. (2017): 69-83. Print.
Smith, Susan B., Annemarie D. Ross, and Todd Pagano. "Chemical and Biological Research with Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Students and Professionals: Ensuring a Safe and Successful Laboratory Environment." Journal of Chemical Health and Safety 23. 1 (2016): 24-31. Print.
Pagano, Todd, et al. "Determination of Nicotine Content and Delivery in Disposable Electronic Cigarettes Available in the United States by Gas Chromatography-Mass Spectrometry." Nicotine & Tobacco Research 18. 5 (2016): 700-707. Print.
Pagano, Todd and Annemarie D. Ross. "Undergraduate Research Involving Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Students in Interdisciplinary Science Projects." Education Sciences 5. 2 (2015): 146-165. Web.
Bida, Morgan, A. Christina Tyler, and Todd Pagano. "Quantity and Composition of Stream Dissolved Organic Matter in the Watershed of Conesus Lake, New York." Journal of Great Lakes Research 41. 3 (2015): 730-742. Print.
Pagano, Todd, Morgan Bida, and Risa J. Robinson. "Laboratory Activity for the Determination of Nicotine in Electronic Cigarette Liquids using Gas Chromatography-Mass Spectrometry." Journal of Laboratory Chemical Education 3. 3 (2015): 37-43. Web.
Pagano, Todd, et al. "Exploring Nutmeg’s Intriguing Place in History Using Narrative and Project-Based Approaches in the Science Laboratory." Journal of Laboratory Chemical Education 2. 1 (2016): 9-18. Web.
Pagano, Todd, Nelsy Carcamo, and Jonathan E. Kenny. "Investigation of the Fluorescence Quenching of 1-Aminoanthracene by Dissolved Oxygen in Cyclohexane." Journal of Physical Chemistry A 118. 49 (2014): 11512-11520. Print.
Pagano, Todd, Morgan Bida, and Jonathan E. Kenny. "Trends in Levels of Allochthonous Dissolved Organic Carbon in Natural Water: A Review of Potential Mechanisms under a Changing Climate." Water 6. 10 (2014): 2862-2897. Web.
Pagano, Todd, et al. "On the Sustainability of Programs for Students with Disabilities: Observations and Practical Ideas." Science. (2014): 765. Print.
Pagano, Todd. "Mentoring Perspective: Providing the Fuel (and Passing the Flame)." Journal of Science Education for Students with Disabilities 17. 1 (2014): 36-39. Web.
Smith, Susan B., Samantha A. DeSando, and Todd Pagano. "Value of Native and Invasive Fruit-Bearing Shrubs for Migrating Songbirds." Northeast Naturalist 20. 1 (2013): 171-184. Print.
Pagano, Todd. "Teaching Perspective: Ex Ovo Omnia." Journal of Science Education for Students with Disabilities 16. 1 (2013): 40-42. Web.
Pagano, Todd, et al. "Multidimensional Fluorescence Studies of the Phenolic Content of Dissolved Organic Carbon in Humic Substances." Journal of Environmental Monitoring 14. 3 (2012): 937-943. Print.
Pagano, Todd, Annemarie D. Ross, and George J. O'Neill. "A Program Like Any Other...Like None Other: Sustaining a Laboratory Science Technology Program for Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Students." Journal of Science Education for Students with Disabilities 15. 1 (2012): 11-25. Web.
Ross, Annemarie and Todd Pagano. "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 13. 1 (2009): 17-28. Web.
Pagano, Todd, Adam Biacchi, and Jonathan E. Kenny. "Nitrogen Gas Purging for the Deoxygenation of Polyaromatic Hydrocarbon Solutions in Cyclohexane for Routine Fluorescence Analysis." Applied Spectroscopy 62. 3 (2008): 333-336. Print.
Published Conference Proceedings
Rogers, Reginald and Todd Pagano. "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 Education. Ed. ASEE. Salt Lake City, Utah: n.p., 2018. Web.
Invited Keynote/Presentation
Pagano, Todd, et al. "Expanding Biomedical Training to the Deaf/Hard-of-hearing Community." 255th American Chemical Society National Meeting. American Chemical Society. New Orleans, LA. 18 Mar. 2018. Conference Presentation.
Pagano, Todd. "Outstanding Undergraduate Science Teacher Award Lecture: Maximizing Inclusivity in the Postsecondary Science Classroom." National Meeting of the National Science Teacher Association. National Science Teacher Association. Los Angeles, CA. 30 Mar. 2017. Keynote Speech.
Pagano, Todd. "Exploring the "Kinetics" of Student Success." Professional Development Conference. Arizona Western College/Northern Arizona University. Yuma, AZ. 12 Feb. 2015. Keynote Speech.
Pagano, Todd. "The Kinetics of Academic and Career Success." Augustine Silveira Distinguished Lecture. SUNY Oswego. Oswego, NY. 10 May 2014. Keynote Speech.
Pagano, Todd. "The Science of Passion and a Passion for (teaching) Science." TEDx Conference. TEDx Fluor City. Rochester, NY. 13 Feb. 2013. Keynote Speech.
Pagano, Todd. "Current Trends in Analytical Methods for Analysis of Environmental Samples." Erie Section of the American Chemical Society Awards Presentation. American Chemical Society. Erie, PA. 21 Mar. 2012. Keynote Speech.
Grants
Jacob, Bonnie, Jason Nordhaus, and Todd Pagano (2018-2020). Summer Undergraduate Research for Students who are Deaf or Hard-of-Hearing in Applying Mathematical and Statistical Methods to Problems from the Sciences. Grant received/funded by Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU), National Science Foundations.
Babbitt, Callie, et al (2016-2020). Managing Energy, Water, and Information Flows for Sustainability across the Advanced Food Ecosystem. Grant received/funded by INFEWS, NSF.
Pagano, Todd, Kurt Stoskopf, and Pamela Berkeley (2016-2017). Perkins IV Funding 2016-17. Grant received/funded by Perkins IV, NY State Dept. of Education.
Robinson, Risa, Todd Pagano, and Irfan Rahman (2015-2016). Emission Aerosol Constituents and Comparative Toxicology of E-cigarettes with Flavorings. Grant received/funded by NIH-R01, NIH.
Pagano, Todd (2012-2013). Dreyfus Foundation Support for LST Students. Grant received/funded by Dreyfus Foundation, Dreyfus Foundation.
Pagano, Todd and Risa J. Robinson (2013-2015). Nicotine Emissions, Toxicity, and Behavior by Electronic Cigarettes. Grant received/funded by NIH, National Institute of Health.
Journal Editor
Pagano, Todd, ed. Journal of Science Education for Students with Disabilities. Rochester: Science Education for Students with Disabilities, 2017. Web.
Full Length Book
Pagano, Todd and Annemarie Ross. "Teaching Chemistry to Students with Disabilities: A Manual For High Schools, Colleges, and Graduate Programs Edition 4.1." 4.1 ed. Rochester, NY: RIT Open Access Publication, 2015. Web.