Dean, School of Natural, Applied, and Health Sciences & Professor of Chemistry
BA, Chemistry, Carson-Newman College, 1993
Ph.D. Analytical Chemistry, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, 2002
Other experience: GS-07 chemist promoted to GS-09 and GS-11 chemist positions and temporarily detailed to GS-13 supervisory chemist position as Chief and Technical Manager of the Organic Chemistry Toxicology Division for the Department of Laboratory Sciences, USA-Center for Health Promotion and Preventive Medicine-Europe, Landstuhl, Germany
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Science to Achieve Results (STAR) Graduate Research Fellow during graduate career
Joined Carson Newman in 2003
I teach the analytical chemistry courses – Quantitative Analysis and Instrumental Analysis along with their associated laboratory courses. I also teach General Chemistry I, General Chemistry I lab, and General Chemistry II for science majors, Excel for Scientists, and Inorganic Chemistry. I am in a consortium of analytical chemists funded by a National Science Foundation grant to develop a new set of curriculum materials for analytical chemistry using Process Oriented Guided Inquiry Learning (POGIL). I have an active research group with both honors and non-honors students involved in undergraduate research projects ranging from analytical to environmental to inorganic. These students have had the opportunity to present their research findings at local (ACA-Summit), regional (SERMACS), and national chemistry conferences (ACS, Gordon Conference, and ASMS).
My husband and I grew up in East Tennessee and are alumni of Carson-Newman. After living overseas for 4 years and in other states for 5 years, we were very happy to have the opportunity to return to our East Tennessee heritage and to be back at Carson-Newman. We are active members of a local church (Morningside Baptist of Morristown), and I am the advisor of Kappa Epsilon Mu (Chemistry Club) and co-advisor of the Panathenées chapter of Mortar Board.