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About me

I began my professional career as a pharmacist, and after ten years of "count & pour, lick & stick", I went back to school to get my PhD in pharmaceutical chemistry at Oregon State University. I became interested in computer-aided drug design, and I did a postdoc at Penn State University, where I also worked for a couple of years at Minitab, Inc. I moved to California, where I worked from 1984-2005 as a scientific programmer for Elsevier-MDL, a software house that provided chemical structure databases and software for the chemical, pharmaceutical, and biotech industries. I retired when MDL was purchased by Symyx Technologies, and I went on to get an MS(Ed) in Online Teaching/Learning at California State University. I think E-learning is really exciting, and I would like to start up some online learning with middle-school students at the school where I teach computers. Throughout my career, I have coached age-group and high school swimmers, which keeps me busy in the summer.

Some links of interest: - my somewhat neglected home page.

Calvary Lutheran School - I teach computer classes to 3rd-8th graders at Calvary Lutheran in San Lorenzo.

Summer swim team - We're the Sharks - perpetually at the bottom of the rankings - but we have a lot of fun!

My Sandbox


Notes from my WikiNeighbourgs

  • Mafalda.jpgHello Douglas, I'm Alejandra Guajardo from Peru, I'm your WikiNeighbour!! I see you've already started to work in your user page. Congratulations! If you need help with your user's page or have questions please just let me know here or through my user page. Best wishes --Alejacha 02:30, 6 July 2009 (UTC)
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Hello and welcome to OVW/Home, a free online blended learning wiki skills workshop.

Enjoy the workshop.
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