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Charles Ritter joined the faculty in 1967. He has taught a wide variety of undergraduate courses. For twenty-five years Professor Ritter's research, which involved many students, had been determining the levels of heavy metals, such as Pb, Cd, and Hg, in soils and water from the Dayton area. The goals of his work have been to determine natural background levels, pollution levels, and the relation to air pollution and possible sources. After twenty-eight years of outstanding service to the Geology Department (eleven of those years as chairperson) and a longstanding relationship with the University of Dayton, where he received his B.S., he retired in April of 1994.
- Ph.D., University of Michigan