Emeritus Faculty


Faculty in 1961
Department Faculty in 1961

Our Department has had a rich history since it's conception in 1960, and we invite you to learn more about
The History of the Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry.



Dr. Roger A. Acey
Dr. Roger A. Acey
faculty member from
1983 - 2017
Biochemistry

Dr. Dennis Anjo
Dr. Dennis Anjo
faculty member from
1984 - 2016
Analytical Chemistry

Dr. Jeffrey Cohlberg
Dr. Jeffrey Cohlberg
faculty member from
1975 - 2016
Biochemistry

Dr. Dot Goldfish
Dr. Dot Goldish
faculty member from
1958 - 2008
Organic Chemistry



Dr. Tom Maricich
Dr. Tom Maricich
, faculty member 1975 - 2011, emeritus 2011 - present, Organic/Physical Organic Chemistry

Click here to learn more about Prof. Maricich's continued research program

Dr. Maricich's research involves syntheses, reactions, mechanisms, and stereochemistry of SNAAP® alkylations of various nucleophiles by chiral sulfonimidate esters. SNAAP® refers to facile reactions occurring rapidly under mild conditions, selectively giving high yields of products, which are readily isolated in pure form. For example, SNAAP® alkylation of alcohols by N-t-Butyl-O-ethyl-p-nitrobenzenesulfonimidate produced unrearranged ethyl ethers in high yields at room temperature within twenty minutes, when catalyzed by the tetrafluoroboric acid dimethyl ether complex. No rearrangements were observed in the ether products formed from 2-methyl-1-propanol, 2-butanol, 2-methyl-2-propanol, neopentyl alcohol, 3-buten-2-ol, menthol, 1-phenylethanol or cinnamyl alcohol. Optically active menthol was ethylated with complete retention of configuration.




Dr. Henry Po
Dr. Henry Po
faculty member from
1968 - 2008
Inorganic Chemistry

Dr. Nail Senozan
Dr. Nail Senozan
faculty member from
1968 - 2007
Physical Chemistry

Dr. Robert Loeschen
Dr. Robert Loeschen
faculty member from
1969 - 2006
Organic Chemistry

Dr. Margaret Merryfield
Dr. Margaret Merryfield
faculty member from
1984 - 2006
Biochemistry




Dr. Ken Marsi
Dr. Ken Marsi, 1961 - 1996, Organic Chemistry

In Memoriam: December 13, 1928 - August 20, 2005
Dr. Kenneth L. Marsi, former professor and chairman of the department, died Saturday, Aug. 20, in Dana Point, Calif., after a prolonged battle with a brain tumor. He was 76 years of age. Marsi is survived by Irene, his wife of 50 years; his four children, Marianne, Scott, Brian and Teresa, and their spouses; and eight grandchildren. Kenneth Larue Marsi was born on Dec. 13, 1928 and raised in Los Banos. Marsi met Irene Gutschenritter of Nortonville, Kan., while in graduate school at Kansas University. They were married in 1955. Marsi distinguished himself as a devoted husband and father, and was an active and involved participant in the Episcopal church in Long Beach and Dana Point, Calif., as well as a leader in the scientific business and education communities in Long Beach. He was an avid gardener and a lover of music. Dr. and Mrs. Marsi opened up their home to a number of CSULB students without financial means so that they could pursue their educations. At his retirement, Marsi, faculty, family and friends established the Kenneth L. Marsi Scholarship at California State University, Long Beach to assist outstanding junior and senior chemistry or biochemistry majors. He also established an endowment at Kansas University to aid students seeking degrees in chemistry. Marsi was a graduate of San Jose State University and went on to receive his Ph.D. in organic chemistry from Kansas University. Most of Marsi's professional career was served as a faculty member in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at California State University, Long Beach, where he was a professor of chemistry for 35 years and department chairman for 21 years, until he retired in 1996. Marsi continued to teach organic chemistry in the department on a part-time basis until 2002. During his professional life, Marsi authored 32 research publications, coauthored a textbook, authored more than 60 book reviews and presented 40 papers at scientific meetings. He was sought for the review of textbooks and scientific papers prior to their publication. His expertise and advice were sought by colleges and universities across the country to review chemistry departments for improvement recommendations and in preparation for accreditation. As an educator and advising professor, he introduced organic chemistry to over 11,000 undergraduate students, and mentored and supported 16 graduate students who went on to receive master's degrees under his guidance. In 1984 he was named University Outstanding Professor and statewide Trustees Outstanding Professor in 1985. He received the TRW Distinguished Professor Award and was twice the recipient of the College or Natural Sciences and Mathematics Mayfield Outstanding Professor Award.





Not Pictured:

Prof. Roger D. Bauer (Biochemistry)
Prof. Edwin Becker (Physical)
Prof. Arnold J. Berry (Biochemistry)
Prof. Gerald Devore (Physical)
Prof. Ed Harris (Organic)
Prof. Robert Henderson (Organic)
Prof. Gene Kalbus (Analytical)

Dr. Peter Baine
Dr. Peter Baine
faculty member from
1968 - 2001
Physical Chemistry

Dr. Roger Bauer
Dr. Roger Bauer
faculty member from
1960 - 1975
Biochemistry

Not Pictured:

Prof. Julie Kierbow (Analytical)
Prof. Van Lieu (Analytical)
Prof. Darwin Mayfield (Organic)
Prof. Louis Perlgut (Biochemistry)
Prof. Don Simonsen (Biochemistry)
Prof. John Stern (Physical)
Prof. A.G. Tharp (Inorganic)
Prof. Les Wynston (Biochemistry)