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Dr. Salter

Carl Salter

Professor of Chemistry (1993)


  • Spring Hill College
  • M.S., Ph.D., Vanderbilt University


Phone: 610-625-7920
Office: Collier Hall of Science, Room 228
Personal website:

Areas of Research and/or Expertise

Molecular orbital calculations, nonlinear optics, and laser spectroscopy.


Dr. Salter has developed an exploratory approach to teaching physical chemistry laboratories in which students work from the data that they collect to develop fundamental theories of chemistry. His research interests include molecular orbital calculations, laser spectroscopy, and applications of least squares fitting to chemistry.  His work is published in the Journal of the American Chemical Society and the Journal of Chemical Education.