Kevin Kolack (Ph.D., Inorganic Chemistry, Indiana University; B.S., Organic Chemistry, The University of Virginia) has more than 30 years of college teaching experience and tutoring at the elementary to high school and college level. A tenured member of the full-time faculty at Queensborough Community College – CUNY, Professor K joined the adjunct faculty of The Cooper Union in 1999. Dr. Kolack is the lead author of the 3rd and 4th editions of "Introductory General Chemistry Experiments" and has served as the English-language editor of more than 400 peer-reviewed publications. Professor Kolack has a highly eclectic background including 10 years as a firefighter/EMT, licenses for New York City taxi, ambulance, fire truck and helicopter, professional puppeteer experience, training as a fire eater, he competed at the Olympic level in smallbore rifle, and he really enjoys indoor skydiving in a vertical wind tunnel. Dr. Kolack also wrote and starred in “The Professor K Show,” a topical, environmental educational TV program. Professor Kolack and his wife, and son live in Queens, NY.