Vincent DeTuri joined SUNY Cortland on Aug. 1 as associate dean for the School of Arts and Sciences. He reports to the dean, R. Bruce Mattingly.
DeTuri previously held several administrative positions at Ithaca College, including the last three years as the director of the integrative core curriculum. He also served two years as the assessment coordinator for the School of Humanities and Sciences and eight years as chair of the Chemistry Department.
DeTuri came to Ithaca College in 1999-2000 as a visiting assistant professor in a two-year teaching postdoctoral position and was hired in 2001 in a tenure-track line. In 2007, he attained the rank of associate professor.
DeTuri taught courses at all levels of the curriculum that included a first-year seminar course team taught with Physics on the Nature of Science, Chemistry and Your Body, a course developed for non-science majors. He also taught Thermodynamics, Quantum Chemistry, and developed advanced electives in Computational Chemistry and Instrumental Analysis. He advised eight honors students on their thesis projects and from 2011 to 2015 was the local section coordinator for the US National Chemistry Olympiad.
DeTuri is the author of numerous peer-reviewed articles and has delivered many lectures to students and fellow scholars at conferences. Five of his research projects have been supported by grants.
DeTuri has a B.A. in chemistry from the University of San Diego and a Ph.D. in chemical physics from the University of Nevada, Reno.
He replaces Jerome O’Callaghan, who returned to teaching as an associate professor of political science after having served as associate dean for 13 years.