Harry Baxter earned his B.S. in Chemistry from Clarion University of Pennsylvania in 1979 and then a Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry from the Pennsylvania State University in 1986. At FSU, he teaches General Chemistry, General Chemistry Laboratory, Chemical Principles, Chemical Principles Laboratory, Organic Chemistry, Advanced Integrated Laboratory and occasionally the interdisciplinary liberal studies courses, Science That Matters I and II. Baxter coordinates the General Chemistry program. He has been working to develop outcomes and incorporating WebCT/Vista support in the General Chemistry classes. Baxter was instrumental in organizing several very successful Open Houses in the Department of Biology, Chemistry and Geoscience for area high school students. This has become an annual opportunity for area high school students interested in science, science education or pre-professional programs to visit FSU. Out-of-school activities include reading, swimming, hiking, other outdoor activities and following his son’s soccer team. During the breaks he usually travels to Hawaii or Mexico to spend time with his family at the beach.