Nivaldo J. Tro received his B.A. degree from Westmont College and his Ph.D. from Stanford University. He went on to a post-doctoral research position at the University of California at Berkeley. In 1990, he joined the chemistry faculty at Westmont College in Santa Barbara, California. Professor Tro was honored as Westmont's outstanding teacher of the year in 1994 and 2001, and he was named Westmont's outstanding researcher of the year in 1996. Professor Tro lives in the foothills of Santa Barbara with his wife, Ann, and their four children, Michael, Alicia, Kyle, and Kaden. In his leisure time, Professor Tro likes to spend time with his family in the outdoors. He enjoys running, camping, surfing, and snowboarding.Tro, Nivaldo J. is the author of 'Chemistry in Focus A Molecular View of Our World', published 2006 under ISBN 9780495017691 and ISBN 0495017698.