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David Maynard

David Maynard

Lecturer, Interim Associate Vice President, Enrollment Management,


Chemistry and Biochemistry
Office LocationUH-157
Interim Associate Vice President, Enrollment Management
Enrollment Management - Associate Vice President
Office Phone(909) 537-5320
Office LocationCS-216


B.S. Chemistry, 1976 CSU San Bernardino

California Secondary Ryan Teaching Credential for Physical Sciences (Physics, Chemistry and Earth Science) and Mathematics, 1978, CSU San Bernardino

M.S. Chemistry, 1986, CSU Long Beach

Ph.D. Chemistry, 1992, UC Riverside

Post-Doc-Teaching, 1993, Occidental College



C-HEM 2100-General Chemistry I

CHEM 2200-General Chemistry II

CHEM 2400-Organic Chemistry I

CHEM 2500- Organic Chemistry II

CHEM 2070-Introduction to General, Organic and Biochemistry

CHEM 5500-Spectral Identification of Organic Molecules

CHEM 3000-Science and Technology



Organic structure, properties, reaching, isolation and identification of natural products. 

Representative Publications

1.  "Chemical Reactions Mediated by Heavy Metal Ions: The Mercury(II)-Promoted Hydrolysis of Benzaldehyde O-Ethyl S-Ethyl Acetal. "Jensen, J. L.; Maynard, D. F. J. Org. Chem. 1990, 55, 4828.

 2.  "Chemical Reactions Mediated by Heavy Metal Ions. 2.  Mercury Ligation Effects the Hg(II)-Promoted Hydrolyses of Benzaldehyde O-Ethyl S-Ethyl and S-Phenyl Acetals"  Jensen, J. L.; Maynard, D. F.; Shaw, G. R.; Smith, T. W., Jr. J. Org. Chem. 1992, 57, 1982.

 3.  "18-Substituted Derivatives of Vitamin D: 18-Acetoxy-1a,25-Dihydroxyvitamin D and Related  Analogues" Maynard, D. F.; Norman, A. W.; Okamura, W. H. J. Org. Chem. 1992, 57  3214.

 4.  "14-epi Stereoisomers of 25-Hydro- and 25-Dihydroxyvitamin D : Synthesis, Isomerization to Previtamins, and Biological Studies" Maynard, D. F.; Trankle, W. F.; Okamura, W. H., J. Med. Chem. 1994, 27, 2387.

 5.  "A Microscale Rotary Evaporator" Maynard, D. F., J. Chem. Ed. 1994, 11, A212.

 6. "6-Electrocyclization of 1-Azatrienes to 1,2 DHPs" Maynard, D. F.; Okamura, W. H. J. Org. Chem. 1995, 60, 1763.

 7. "Why Water and Oil Don't Mix" Pravia, K. Maynard, D. F. J. Chem. Ed.  , 1996, 74, 497.

 8. "Dihydrofurans via an Intramolecular Alkoxide Addition to an Allenylphosphine Oxide" Pravia, K.; White, R.; Fodda, R.; Maynard, D. F. J. Org. Chem.  1996, 61, 6031.

 9. “The Synthesis of a Class of Natural Pesticides: Avocadofuans" Aguilar, T.; Maynard, D. F. The McNair Scholar's Research Journal, 1996, 1, 1.

 10.  "A Simple Audio Conductivity Device" Berenato, G.; Maynard, D.F. J. Chem. Ed., 1997, 75, 415.

 11.  "Novel Antifeedant and Insecticidal Compounds from Avocado Idioblast Cell Oil” Rodriguez, C.S.; Millar, J. G., Maynard, D. F.; Trumble, J. Chem. Ecology, 1998, 24(5), 867.

 12.  “Alkylfurans: Effects of Side-Chain Length on Insecticial Activity”, Cesar R. Rodriguez-Saona*, D. Maynard, S. Phillips, J. Trumble, Journal of Natural Products, 1999, 1, 216-219.

 13.  Maynard, D. F.; Phillips, S.; Trumble, J.; Rodrigueq-Saona, C. R. “Comparison of Growth Inhibitory and Insecticidal Activity” Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, 2000, 48(8), 3642-3645.

 14. “Los adhesives Y cargas de la mascara De Pacal” or “The adhesives used in the Mask of Pacal,” a chapter for a volume, Las Mascara Funeraria de Pacal,  Mexico, 2011.

 15.  Teele, S., Maynard, D., Marcoulides, G. (2015). The Lesson Study Process-An Effective Intervention to Reduce the Acheivement Gap, US-China Educational Review A, 5(4), 229-243,


Research and Teaching Interests

My current teaching interests are introductory chemistry courses and the core mathematical and laboratory skills needed to train STEM students becoming competent scientist.    I am also co-director of the CNS Science Success Center that provides advising and non-academic support to STEM majors on the CSUSB Campus that is supported by a Department of Education PATHS grants.