Andy was at the National Council for Science and the Environment while on sabbatical leave from the University of Toledo during 2008-9. His primary work at NCSE was the development of climate change curricular materials and writing chemistry articles for the Encyclopedia of Earth.
At Toledo he directs the introductory chemistry program and works on innovation educational techniques for the classroom, such as personal response devices, and web applications for online instruction. He previously served as an assistant vice president for academic affairs at the university.
Andy earned a Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry from the University of Illinois at Chicago and a B.S. in Chemistry from Quincy University. He completed a postdoctoral appointment in chemical education at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He has conducted research in the area of the environmental impact of synthetic fuels and other topics in analytical chemistry while working at Argonne National Laboratory during summer appointments.
He has previously had sabbatical leaves as Visiting Researcher at Ecole Polytechnique in Paris and as Washington Fellow at the Council of Scientific Society Presidents in Washington, DC. He is a member of the American Chemical Society's Committee on Education and their Committee on Community Activities.