Sheldon Kopperl

Professor
Biomedical Science Department
102 Lake Ontario Hall
Allendale, Michigan 49401
Phone:  616-331-3530
Fax:  616-331-2090
email:  kopperls@gvsu.edu

OFFICE HOURS:
See available times here,
or by appointment

ON TEACHING:
I have learned much from my teachers;
And from my colleagues more than from my teachers.
But from my students, more than from them all.

(from the Babylonian Talmud, Ta’anit, 7a)

 

 
COURSES TAUGHT
BMS 495 - Concepts in Wellness (Capstone)
HSC 201 - Scientific Revolution
HSC 202 - Technological Revolution

EDUCATION/TRAINING
Ph.D. - Chemistry/History of Science, University of Wisconsin - Madison
BS - Chemistry, Case Western Reserve University - Cleveland

RESEARCH INTERESTS
The history of chemistry and medicine

The relationship between art history and the history of science.
Science and medicine as discussed in ancient and medieval "authoritative" texts.

PUBLICATIONS
Sheldon J. Kopperl, "Werner's Papers: (Book Review of G.B.Kauffman's Classics in Coordination Chemistry)" Science, (1969), 163:1190.
 
Sheldon J. Kopperl,
"`Molecular Reality,' by Mary Jo Nye," Book Review, Isis, 68:659, 1977.
 
Sheldon J. Kopperl,
"`Fighting Infection', by Harry Dowling," Book Review, Isis, 69:474-1978.
 
Sheldon J. Kopperl,
"`Electrochemistry: History and Theory,' by Wilhelm Ostwald," Book Review, Isis, 73:452-3, 1982.
 
Sheldon J. Kopperl,
"`Inorganic Coordination Compounds,' by George B. Kauffman," Book Review, Isis, 74:112-3, 1983.
 
Sheldon J. Kopperl,
"Cradle to Grave: Life, Work and Death at the Lake Superior Copper Mines," by Larry Lankton, Michigan Academician, May 1992.

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