Dr. Carl E. Heltzel
was formerly the Monroe Moosnick Professor of Chemistry at Transylvania University, where he taught existing and created new chemistry courses for over nine years. Dr. Heltzel has garnered awards for his teaching at Transylvania and Clemson University and served as a visiting professor at the University of Hawaii, the University of Kentucky, and Chaminade University. He is the co-author or editor of nine chemistry and environmental chemistry textbooks, including two editions of the ACS textbook Chemistry in Context. Dr. Heltzel has recently served as co-editor and chapter author for a new ACS book, Accessibility in the Laboratory, which should be published in 2018. He has published numerous articles in peer-reviewed journals and other periodicals. An accomplished grant writer, Dr. Heltzel has helped professionals in academia and industry to secure numerous multimillion dollar research grants from federal and corporate agencies. He is a contributor to the non-profit organization Marine Conservation Without Boarders and is a member and grant writer for the Friends of Lake Keowee. He is the Vice-chair of the City of Seneca’s Planning Commission. Dr. Heltzel has served as a senior chemistry consultant to a number of institutions including the Ohio EPA, the California EPA and Integrated Solid Waste Management Board, the United States Department of Education, the Center for Aluminum Technology, the International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology, the Kentucky Coal Association, Environmental Research, Inc., and various environmental law firms. Dr. Heltzel is a member of the American Chemical Society’s National Committee, Chemists with Disabilities, and has served as a member of the ACS Exam Committee and the Committee for Environmental Improvement. He served all of the executive positions including Chair and Councilor of the Lexington Section of the ACS. Dr. Heltzel is the recent past editor of the ACS magazine ChemMatters which was awarded the top honor of Distinguished Technical Publication in the Society for Technical Communication’s International Competition in 2007. He lives in Oconee County, South Carolina with his wife Audrey and two children. When not writing grants or teaching courses, Dr. Heltzel spends time painting and raising funds for local organizations.