THOMAS G RICHMOND, Professor portrait
  • Professor, Chemistry

Professional Service

  • American Chemical Society. American Chemical Society. Role: Selection Panel for National ACS Award. National Awards Panel. Scholarly Service. Hours Served: 10. 2020 - 2020
  • Entity: Salt Lake Section ACS Secretary. 2020 - 2020
  • Role: Panel Member. Entity: NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Panel. 2019 - 2020
  • American Chemical Society. Role: Selection Panel For National Acs Award. National Awards Panel. 2019 - 2019
  • Role: Panelist. Entity: NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Panel Review applications for Chemistry NSF GRFP program. 2017 - 2018
  • American Chemical Society. Councilor and ACS local section secretary. 2017 - 2017
  • Role: Grfp Panel Member. Entity: National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Award Panel Member. 2015 - 2016
  • Role: Grfp Panel Member. Entity: National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Award Panel Member. 2014 - 2015
  • Role: University Of Utah Representative. Entity: Association of American Colleges and Universities Multi-State Collaborative National Value Rubric Training: Develop and test methods of assessing learning in general education courses. 2014 - 2014
  • Entity: National Science Foundation Graduate Fellowship Review Panel. 2012 - 2012
  • American Chemical Society. Role: Society Governance. Councilor. 2011 - 2012
  • Entity: JRCNMT Joint Review Committee on Nuclear Medicine Technology. 2010 - 2010
  • Entity: EPA STAR Graduate Fellowship Panel. 2010 - 2010
  • American Chemical Society. Salt Lake Section Secretary and Councilor. 1996 - present

Internal Service

  • Undergraduate Education Committee. Member, 2021 - 2021. service.
  • Serving as President-elect of a PAC12 Academic Leaders group the works to increase faculty level interactions in the PAC12 sharing best practices drawn from member campuses. Four interactive Zoom Meeting drew faculty presenters and participants from across the conference addressing important topics in higher education. President-Elect, 2021 - 2021. service.
  • Co-Faculty advisor to the Award Winning ACS Student Affiliates Group in the Department. Faculty Advisor, 2021 - 2021. service.
  • Advise the approximately 10-12 honors students who complete a senior thesis and earn an honors degree. This is one of the largest per capita number of honors graduates in the University. Honors Faculty Advisor, 2021 - 2021. service.
  • Undergraduate Education Committee. Member, 2020 - 2020. service.
  • Honors Faculty Advisor. Honors Faculty Advisor, 2020 - 2020. service.
  • Undergraduate Education Council. Member (Representing College Of Science), 2020 - 2020. service.
  • Tanner Humanities Center. Member, Tanner Lecture Advisory Board, 2020 - 2020. service.
  • PAC-12 Academic Leadership Coalition Member of the executive committee of a group of academic senate leaders designed to promote interactions relevant to faculty governance across the PAC-12. Treasurer, 2020 - 2020. service.
  • Past President - Academic Senate. 2019 - 2020. service.
  • Tanner Lecture Advisory Committee. Member, 01/01/2017 - 01/01/2018. University service. Hours Served: 4. Tanner Lecture Advisory Committee. Member, 2019 - 2019. service.
  • Academic Senate President. President Of The Academic Senate, 2018 - 2019. service.
  • Search Committee for Senior VP of Health Science. Committee Member, 2017 - 2018. service.
  • College of Science Access Instructor. Instructor & Selection Committee, 2017 - 2018. service.
  • Crocker Curriculum Committee. Chemistry Member, 2017 - 2018. service.
  • Academic Senate President-elect. Academic Senate President-Elect, 2017 - 2018. service.
  • General Education Curriculum Council. Co-Chair, 2017 - 2018. service.
  • Tanner Lecture Advisory Committee. Member, 2017 - 2018. service.
  • Undergraduate Education Committee. 2017 - 2018. service.
  • ACS Student Affiliates Group. Advisor, 2017 - 2017. service.
  • Development Committee. Member, 2017 - 2018. service.
  • Academic Senate. Executive Committee, 2016 - 2016. service.
  • Tanner Lecture Board. Member, 2016 - 2016. service.
  • Academic Senate - Elected Member. College Of Science Representative, 2016 - 2106. service.
  • General Education Curriculum Committee. Co-Chair, 2016 - 2016. service.
  • Curriculum Committee. Member, 2016 - 2016. service.
  • Undergraduate Council. Member, 2016 - 2106. service.
  • American Chemical Society Student Group that promotes chemistry to K-12 students through demonstrations and outreach efforts. Co-Advisor, 2016 - 2016. service.
  • Rhodes/Marshall Endorsement Committee. Member, 2016 - 2016. service.
  • Academic Senate. Elected Member, 2015 - 2015. service.
  • Curriculum Committee. Member, 2015 - 2015. service.
  • Undergraduate Council. Elected Member, 2015 - 2015. service.
  • General Education Curriculum Committee. Co-Chair, 2015 - 2015. service.
  • Undergraduate Education Committee. Member, 2015 - 2015. service.
  • Co-Advisor of the American Chemical Society Student Group that promotes chemistry to K-12 students through demonstrations and outreach efforts. Co-Advisor, 2015 - 2016. service.
  • Rhodes/Marshall/Churchill Scholarship Endorsement Committee. Member, 2015 - 2015. service.
  • Tanner Humanities Center - Tanner Lecture Committee. Member, 2015 - 2016. service.
  • Co-Advisor of the American Chemical Society Student Group that promotes chemistry to K-12 students through demonstrations and outreach efforts. Co-Advisor, 2014 - 2014. service.
  • Undergraduate Council. Member, 2008 - present. service.
  • Quantitative Intensive Committee. Chair, 2005 - present. service.
  • College of Science Convocation Committee. Chair, 2000 - present. service.
  • College of Science Master of Science Degree for Teachers Program. Chair And Member, 2000 - present. service.
  • Role: Instructor College of Science ACCESS Program. 1999 - present. service.
  • Undergraduate Education Committee. Chair, 1998 - 2011. service.

Honors & Awards

  • Professor Recognition for Excellence in Teaching and Mentoring. Mortar Board Senior Honors Society/Order of Omega Greek Honor Society, 2015
  • Special Service to Honors Award. Honors College, 2012
  • W. W. Epstein Outstanding Educator Award. University of Utah Chemistry Department, 2011
  • Philip and Miriam Perlman Award for Excellence in Student Counseling, 2005. University of Utah Alumni Association, 2005
  • John R. Park Teaching Fellowship (University of Utah), 2002. University of Utah Teaching Committee, 2002
  • Robert W. Parry Teaching Award in Chemistry (Endowed by the Brady Foundation), 2001. Department of Chemistry, 2001
  • ACS Nobel Laureate Signature Award for Graduate Education, 1998. American Chemical Society, 1998
  • University of Utah Presidential Teaching Scholar Award, 1997. University of Utah, 1997
  • ASUU Student's Choice Award for Teaching (10 awarded campus wide), 1994-1995. ASUU, 1995
  • ASUU Student's Choice Award for Teaching (10 awarded campus wide), 1992-1993. ASUU, 1993
  • Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellowship, 1991-1995. Sloan Foundation, 1991
  • NSF Presidential Young Investigator, 1989-1994. National Science Foundation, 1989
  • Undergraduate SAC Teaching Award, Department of Chemistry, University of Utah, 1988. Department of Chemistry, 1988
  • Camille and Henry Dreyfus Foundation Distinguished New Faculty Grantee, 1985. Camille and Henry Dreyfus Foundation, 1985
  • NSF Predoctoral Fellowship, 1980-1983. National Science Foundation, 1980
  • Departmental Honors and magna cum laude, Brown University, 1979. Brown University, 1979

In the Media

  • https://attheu.utah.edu/facultystaff/chemistry-in-pictures/. 2021. https://cen.acs.org/education/undergraduate-educat...
  • Chemistry in Pictures - eggsample. 2021. https://cen.acs.org/education/undergraduate-educat...
  • Faraday Chemistry Lectures - Broadcast 6 hours on KUEN Channel 9 December 2020. 2020.
  • Faraday Chemistry Lectures - Broadcast 6 hours on KUEN Channel 9 Professors - I am NASA’s lead scientist, running the third of the agency focused on science (https://science.nasa.gov/about-us/leadership/Thomas-Zurbuchen ) and currently on vacation in Park City. We were watching some TV here and happened to come across your Faraday lecture. It was truly fabulous and you make a very effective and motivating team! I particular loved looking at the faces of the children in your audience. I consider this work very important and I truly hope that your university rewards you for this work and promotes this to reach even more people! In any case, thanks for your effort to talk about science and encourage their interest in it. With that, Merry Christmas and only the best to 2020. (If you want some NASA Science calendars, pls let me know!) Sincerely, Thomas @Dr_ThomasZ . 2019.