Dr. Durante received a B.S. in Chemistry from Iona College, a Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry from Fordham University, and an MBA in Business Management from Pace University. He is now an Associate Professor in the Department of Chemistry at the Bronx Community College of the City University of New York. He brings to the classroom over 30 years of chemical industry experience in fundamental research, new product development, R&D leadership, team development, and technical training, along with additional experience in business development, international business, and marketing management. He worked for Chem Systems (a division of Nexant, Inc.), White Plains, NY as Director of Specialty Chemical Consulting; The Turnaround Team, Westfield, NJ as Director of Consulting Services; International Specialty Products, Wayne, NJ as Business Manager of the Solvents and Intermediates Unit; and Union Carbide Corporation, Danbury, CT as Researcher, Group Leader, and Domestic and International Marketing Manager. As an Adjunct Assistant Professor, Dr. Durante has taught environmental science, and general and organic chemistry, among other chemistry courses at Hunter, Lehman, Marist and Mercy Colleges, and at Fordham University. He also has taught marketing management courses at Pace University and Fordham University.