Associate Professor of Chemistry


Department of Chemistry
Western Michigan University
1903 W. Michigan Avenue
Kalamazoo, MI 49008-5413
Telephone: 269-387-2923, Fax: 269-387-2909

Postdoctoral Education: The Johns Hopkins University, 2002-2004
Ph.D. Inorganic/Analytical Chemistry, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC, 2002
B.S. Chemistry, Minor in Biology, West Virginia State University, Institute, WV, 1998

Honors and Awards

  • International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC) Young Observer Award, 2009
  • International Education Faculty Development Award, WMU 2009
  • Carl Storm Minority Fellowship, Gordon Research Conference, 2007
  • ACS PROGRESS/Dreyfus Lectureship Award, 2007
  • American Chemical Society Leadership Development Award, 2007
  • National Science Foundation CAREER Award, 2006-2011
  • Arts and Science Teaching and Research Award, WMU, 2005, 2006
  • Camille and Henry Dreyfus Postdoctoral Fellowship, 2002-2004
  • Guy F. Lipscomb Award for Excellence in Chemistry, Univ. South Carolina, 2002
  • Joseph W. Bouknight Excellence in Teaching Award for General Chemistry, 1999, 2001

Director, Bridges to the Baccalaureate Program at Western Michigan University, 2009 – Present
Associate Editor, Journal of Nanomaterials
Chair, NOBCChE Science Fair, 2009 - 2010