Dr. Robert H. Goldsmith
Emeritus Professor of Chemistry

Departments: Chemistry
Email: rhgoldsmith@smcm.edu
Phone: (240) 895-4329


Ph.D. University of Maryland, 1964
M.Ed., The Johns Hopkins University, 1978
B.S. Loyola College, 1961

Courses Taught:

  • Contemporary Chemistry
  • General Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Topics in Chemistry -Nutrition
  • Senior Seminar

Research/Professional Interests

Professor Goldsmith is involved in several areas of study. He is involved in studies of the history of chemistry particularly the biographies of important chemists, the role of chemical organizations and the development or organic structural ideas. He is concerned about research in chemical education particularly predictive factors and concept development. His work in nutritional chemistry has centered on micronutrients- their stability and requirements, alcoholism, and field studies of population diets.

Selected Publications

  • The Search For Arsenic, More Chemistry and Crime, American Chemical Society, 1977, 147-168.
  • Nutritional Status of Alcoholics of Different Socioeconomic Classes, JACN,1983, 2, 215-220.
  • Ascorbic Acid and Light Sensitivity, JADA, 1983, 60, 596-7.