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Patricia Redden,
Ph.D.

Professor of Chemistry

About Dr. Redden

I was born and lived the first half of my life in Washington Heights in New York City. After graduate school, I joined the faculty of the chemistry department at St. Peter’s University. I have served as department chair for 30 years, as well as serving on many university committees. While on a faculty fellowship, I did research at University College, Cork, Ireland, where I also became fluent in the Irish language, studied Irish traditional music, and learned dressage and jumping. I have two daughters, now adults.

For almost 11 years I have been a volunteer service puppy raiser for Canine Companions for Independence. I sing in a chorus in New York City, performing at Carnegie Hall twice a year, and am a track and field official certified by USA Track & Field at the national and Paralympic levels.

I am very active in the American Chemical Society, a member of governance on the national level for about 34 years, and an active member of the national Committee on Chemists with Disabilities and Committee on Chemical Safety. This activity has led to being recognized as a Fellow of the American Chemical Society and a Fellow of the Division of Chemical Health and Safety.

Research Interests

My work is concentrated on safety in academic laboratories, with a particular interest in service dogs in the laboratory.

Student Organizations and Clubs

Career & Accomplishments

Degrees

  • Fordham University, Ph.D.

  • Cabrini College (now Cabrini University), B.S.

Publications

A Family Grows
P. Redden – Mom the Chemistry Professor – 2018

Service dogs in the chemistry laboratory
P. Redden – Journal of Chemical Health and Safety, 2016

Presentations

Service Dogs in the Academic Chemistry Laboratory
P. Redden, Reaching Students with Disabilities Symposium New York City, NY, October 2018.

Definitely not the Original Plan…
P. Redden, Women Chemists Division American Chemical Society National Meeting, Boston, MA,  August 2018.

Service Dogs in the Chemistry Laboratory:  Some Items to Consider
P. Redden, Division of Professional Relations, American Chemical Society National Meeting, New Orleans, LA, March 2018.

Service Dogs In the Chemistry Laboratory,” Accessibility in the Laboratory
P. Redden, C. Sweet, ACS Symposium Series 1272, American Chemical Society, Washington D.C. 2018.

Service Dogs in the Chemistry Laboratory
P. Redden, American Chemical Society, San Francisco CA, April 2017.

Sneaking in the Science
P. Redden, American Chemical Society, San Francisco CA, April 2017.

Service Dogs in the Academic Laboratory
P. Redden, American Chemical Society, 2016

A Novel Way to Create a Crime Scene for Forensic Chemistry
P. Redden, American Chemical Society, San Diego CA,  2016

Guidelines for Chemical Laboratory Safety in Secondary Schools
P. Redden, American Chemical Society, Washington D.C. 2016.

Eye Protection
P Redden, Committee on Chemical Safety, Summer 2011

Starting with Safety
P. Redden, Committee on Chemical Safety, Summer 2011

ACS Resources for Teaching Safety in Academic Chemistry Laboratories
P. Redden, American Chemical Society, 2011