Dr. Joseph Gandler is a Professor of Organic Chemistry at California State University,
Fresno. He earned a doctorate in Organic Chemistry from the University of California,
Santa Cruz, and was an NIH Postdoctoral Fellow at the State University of New York,
at Buffalo and at Brandeis University before joining the chemistry department faculty
at Fresno State.
Areas of Specialty Dr. Gandler teaches undergraduate courses in general chemistry and courses for pre-service
teachers in the liberal studies program, as well as undergraduate and graduate courses
in organic chemistry.
Dr. Gandler's research interest have involved the physical organic chemistry or organic
reactions, especially applying multiple structure-reactivity relationships to elucidate
transition state structures and reaction mechanisms. Dr. Gandler is also interested
in pre- and post-service teacher education programs.