Associate Professor, Chemistry & Biochemistry

Ackerman Hall 212, Troy
[email protected]

Dr. Vozzo has been a member of The Sage Colleges Faculty since 1984.


B.S., M.S., Ph.D., Physics, The University at Albany

Courses Taught

  • General Physics I & II, with lab (PHY 101/102)
  • Physics I & II (Calculus-based), with lab
    (PHY 107/108)
  • Earth Science and Astronomy (SCI 104)
  • Energy and the Environment (SCI 105)
  • Solar System Astronomy (SCI 111)
  • Stars and Galaxies (SCI 112)
  • Forensic Science Internship (CHM 308)
  • Forensic Applications of the Sciences, with lab (CHM 340)
  • Women in the World (WLD 120)

Research Interests

  • Ion-implantation metallurgy.
  • Fluorescense and absorption spectroscopy of rare-earth elements in crystals.
  • Educational methods in science, including use of the world wide web.
  • Inquiry-based teaching and learning.

Honors and Awards

  • President’s Vision Grant recipient, 2002.
  • Froman Fellows Technology Integration Award, 2000-2001.
  • Distinguished Faculty Service Award, 1998-99 and 2015-2016

Current Departmental Responsibilities

Department Chair

Program Coordinator, Russell Sage College Chemistry, Biochemistry and Forensic Science (transcript evaluation, registration, course scheduling and staffing).

Advisement, Forensic Science majors.

Current College Responsibilities

  • Chair of The Sage Colleges Faculty

Personal interests

  • Youth and prison ministry.
  • Web site programming.
  • Playing in music groups.
  • Amateur astronomy.