Anton Wallner | Webster University

Anton Wallner, Ph.D.

Tony WallnerDean, Professor of Chemistry
Browning Hall 205, Interdisciplinary Science Building
(314) 246-7835






  • Ph.D. Physical Chemistry, Department of Chemistry, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio (August 1992)
  • M.S. Analytical Chemistry, Department of Chemistry, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan (April 1988)
  • B.S. Chemistry (ACS accredited), University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Wisconsin (May 1986) Cum Laude

 Areas of Interest

  • NMR Studies of Creatine Monohydrate, Novel Creatine Salts, and Other Sports Supplements Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) of Materials: Ceramics, polymers, rocket propellants/explosives NMR
  • Characterization of UV Stabilized poly (methyl methacrylate) NMR Studies of Fast and Slow Set Polymers Atomic Absorption Determination of Heavy Metals in Soils and Water Use of Writing to Learn
  • Chemistry Chemical Education/Laboratory & Curriculum Development Undergraduate Research Mentoring


Anton (Tony) Wallner is Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at Webster University. He works with faculty, staff and students of the university to provide high quality academic programs in the liberal arts and sciences as well as professional programs, maintain adherence to university and college policies, and create new programs as well as engage with community and global partners.

Tony began his academic career at Missouri Western State University. In 2000, he took the position of Chair of the Department of Physical Sciences and Professor of Chemistry at Barry University in Miami Shores, FL. In 2008, he was appointed Associate Dean of Undergraduate Programs at Barry University. He has mentored research projects with over 20 undergraduate students in his area of expertise, NMR spectroscopy, obtained funded grants, and developed a variety of new courses and programs. He has also engaged in various outreach activities with local community members and schools to promote STEM education in underrepresented populations. He has conducted research with funding from the American Society of Engineering Education Summer Faculty Research Program in China Lake, CA and spent a sabbatical conducting research at Monash University in Melbourne, Australia.

Besides his passions for liberal arts and sciences education, STEM literacy, and NMR spectroscopy, Tony enjoys travel, sports and exercise, movies, theater, reading, and his rescue dogs and cats. He also has a love for his field of chemistry (Chemistry is FUN).


  • “NMR Spectroscopy in the Undergraduate Curriculum:  Upper Level Courses and Across the Curriculum Volume III” ACS Symposium Series 1225, Oxford University Press, September 2016, L. Anna, D. Soulsby, A.S. Wallner (editors)
  • “NMR Spectroscopy in the Undergraduate Curriculum:  First Year and Organic Chemistry Courses Volume II” ACS Symposium Series 1221, Oxford University Press, September 2016, L. Anna, D. Soulsby, A.S. Wallner (editors)
  • “Introduction to NMR Spectroscopy in the Undergraduate Curriculum” ACS Symposium Series 1221 Oxford University Press, September 2016, Wallner, A.S. and Soulsby, D.
  • “NMR Spectroscopy in the Undergraduate Curriculum” ACS Symposium Series 1128, Oxford University Press, July 2013, L. Anna, D. Soulsby, A.S. Wallner (editors)
  • “Introduction to NMR Spectroscopy in the Undergraduate Curriculum” ACS Symposium Series 1128, Oxford University Press, July 2013, Anna, L.J. Soulsby, D. and Wallner, A.S.
  • “Two-Dimensional 1H NMR Spectroscopy of 1,1’-Diethyl-2,2’-Cyanine Iodide in Water and Methanol” J. Molecular Structure 2008, 875, 447. I. Struganova, A. S. Wallner, L. Pazos
  • “General Chemistry II CHE 112L Lab Manual” A.S. Wallner, M. Aloya, I. Struganova, P. Higgs , M Elliott, January 2002.
  • “The Use of Writing in Chemistry” invited review CHED Newsletter, Division of Chemical Education, Inc. American Chemical Society, Winter 2001.
  • “General Chemistry I CHE 111L Lab Manual” A.S. Wallner, M. Aloya, I. Struganova, P. Higgs, M. Elliott, August 2001.
  • “The Validity of Stirling’s Approximation: A Physical Chemistry Project” J. Chem. Ed. 1999, 76,1395. A. S. Wallner and K. A. Brandt.
  • “Technical Writing and Communication in a Senior-Level Seminar” J. Chem. Ed. 1999, 76, 1404. A. S. Wallner and E. Latosi-Sawin.
  • “Example Problems for General Chemistry II” McGraw-Hill: St. Louis, 1998. A. S. Wallner.
  • “Magnetic Resonance Imaging Study of Solid Rocket Propellants and Liners” J. Appl. Poly. Sci. 1996, 62, 341. A.S. Wallner, L.H. Merwin, R.A. Nissan, T.S. Stephens.
  • “Applications of Magnetic Resonance Imaging to Ion-Exchange Resins” J. Appl. Poly. Sci. 1995, 57, 1. A.S. Wallner and W. M. Ritchey.
  • “Application of Magnetic Resonance Imaging to Materials Research” Appl. Spec. Rev.1994, 29(3-4), 233. A.S. Wallner, L. Maylish-Kogovsek, W.M. Ritchey.
  • “Bridging the Gap: Academic and Professional Communication in Science” Journal of the Midwest Modern Language Association 1994, 27(2), 59. A.S. Wallner and E. Latosi-Sawin.
  • “Void Distribution and Susceptibility Differences in Ceramic Materials Using MRI” J. Mat. Res.1993, 8(3), 655. A.S. Wallner and W.M. Ritchey.


  • Department of Energy Grant # DE-SC0005059 “Enhancing a Student-Centered Approach to Science Education and Research Project” October 2010 ($1,166,400) A. S. Wallner
  • Department of Energy Grant # DE-SC0001696 “Barry University Physical Sciences Improvement Project” September 2009 ($739,886) A. S. Wallner
  • Sabbatical Spring 2009 (January-August) Monash University, Melbourne, Australia
  • Department of Energy Grant # DE-FG02-08CH11500 “Interdisciplinary Science Program at Barry University” September 2008 ($383,000) A.S. Wallner
  • Miami Shores Mayor’s Task Force – Barry Univ. Science Olympiad/Chemistry and Physics Tournament March 2007, 2008, 2011, 2012, 2013  ($2,000).
  • NIST SURF – Undergraduate Research Program, Bethesda, MD April 2004 ($4,000).
  • “NMR to Improve Educational and Research Experiences” Department of Defense Infrastructure Support Program for HBCU/MI, June 2002 ($180,000) A. S. Wallner (PI), M. Aloya, P. Higgs, J. Boulos, G. Fisher.
  • CELT Title III Grant – “Installation of Document Camera for Mulit-Media Classroom” August 2001
  • “Cross Course Group Projects Using NMR to Simulate an Industrial Setting” DUE-9950492, NSF CCLI-A&I, September 1, 1999 ($99,950 NSF and $99,950 matching from MWSC Foundation) A.S. Wallner (PI), B. Caldwell, S.L. Hiley.
  • Jesse Lee Myers Award for Excellence in Teaching , MWSC, 1998.
  • “Intermediate and Advanced Interpretation of 1D and Basic Interpretation of 2D NMR Spectra” NSF Undergraduate Faculty Workshop July 30-August 8, 1996 University of Rhode Island, Kingston, Rhode Island.
  • “Instrument Interfacing” NSF Workshop December 13-18, 1992 Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, Georgia.
  • American Society for Engineering Education Summer Faculty Research Position June-August 1994 and June-August 1995, Naval Air Warfare Center-Weapons Division, China Lake, CA.
  • “Assessing Student Views and Work in a Writing-Intensive Senior Seminar” FFR Award August 1999 A.S. Wallner and E. Latosi-Sawin.
  • “Enhanced Problem Solving Skills Using Prepared Examples in CHE120” FFR Award A.S. Wallner.
  • “CD-ROM Technology in General Chemistry” FFR Award December 1996 A.S. Wallner.
  • “Conversion to a Multimedia Classroom-Adaptation to a CD-ROM Textbook” FFR Award August 1996 ($6000) A.S. Wallner, L.L. Lambing, and L.J. Archer.
  • URSI Grants for Undergraduate Research 1999 (2 students), 1998, and 1997.