Distinguished Professor of Chemistry Robert F. Schramm, Ph.D., Named Grand Marshal for Winter Commencement Ceremonies

Posted by: jrivera on December 14, 2012, No Comments

Distinguished Professor of Chemistry, Robert F. Schramm, Ph.D., will be the grand marshal for East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania’s graduate commencement ceremony at 7:00 p.m. on December 14 and undergraduate commencement ceremony on December 15 at 10:00 a.m.  Both ceremonies will be held in Koehler Fieldhouse. Dr. Schramm joined the ESU faculty in 1970.  He earned his bachelor’s degree in chemistry from St. Joseph’s University in Philadelphia, and his doctorate in inorganic chemistry from the University of Pennsylvania.

Dr. Schramm taught a variety of courses throughout his career at ESU including “General Chemistry I and II,” “Inorganic Chemistry,” “Advanced Chemistry Laboratory,” and “Physical Chemistry I, II and III,” among others.  His research interests, for which he has received a number of grants, include the application of software packages to be used to improve and update chemistry laboratory courses.

His significant contributions to university service are demonstrated through his willingness to serve on many committees both in his department and university-wide including the admissions appeals committee, the tutoring services task force, and the university-wide promotion and tenure committees.  Dr. Schramm served as the faculty advisor to the Chemistry Club/Student Affiliate Chapter for 26 years.  In 1997 he was recognized by the American Chemical Society as a commendable advisor, one of 40 honored Chapter Advisors in the U.S.   In 2003 he was honored by the ESU Alumni Association with the Great Teacher Award and in 2004, Dr. Schramm was the recipient of ESU’s Distinguished Professor Award, the university’s highest faculty honor, for his nearly forty years of teaching and service to the university.

Throughout his career, Dr. Schramm has authored a number of articles for periodicals and journals, presented locally and nationally and received grant funding for research initiatives.  He is a member of the American Chemical Society (ACS), the Lehigh Valley local chapter of ACS, the division of inorganic chemistry of the ACS, the Sigma Xi Scientific Research Society and the Phi Lambda Upsilon Honorary Chemical Society.

Dr. Schramm resides in East Stroudsburg with his wife, Edie.  They have three children, Robert, Erich ’94, and Maria ’02, and one grandson, Ethan James Magyar.