Instructional Associate Professor
I am interested in all aspects of undergraduate education, including teaching, research, and mentoring. My current activities include teaching the Chemistry 481 seminar course, which is now a writing-intensive "W" course. I have extensive experience in writing instruction in both chemistry and general education courses, and a long-standing interest in improving oral and written scientific communication. I have also taught physical chemistry lecture and laboratory and hope to have the opportunity to participate in the physical chemistry offerings at Texas A&M University in the near future.
I am also the Assistant to the Associate Dean for Undergraduate Research. In this capacity I will be working to extend undergraduate research opportunities to more students at Texas A&M University. I am a strong advocate of undergraduate research: many students find their first research experience to be a life-changing experience.
My own research interests are in the area of solid-state NMR of membrane systems, where I have studied different types of intermolecular interactions. I am also interested in NMR diffusion measurements in membrane systems and using NMR to study novel supported bilayers. I plan to continue my research efforts through collaboration, both within Texas A&M and with scientists at other institutions.
I will be a part of undergraduate advising in the Chemistry Department of Texas A&M University. I have been the formal freshman, academic, and research advisor to dozens of students in my previous position, and am eager to guide students in making coursework and career decisions. I have received formal training from the American Chemical Society in career guidance and resume review, and I welcome students to stop by my office and introduce themselves.
Ph. D., University of California, Berkeley