Instructional Associate Professor
As a First Year Program lecturer, I teach CHEM 101 and CHEM 102. In order to help with overall student retention and success, I along with other FYP lecturers developed and created a Reinforcement Module with four goals:
As the Departmental Outreach Coordinator, I organize and supervise various outreach activities on behalf of the Chemistry Department. Annual events include departmental participation in the spring Physics and Engineering Festival, providing volunteers to help with the running of the Texas State Science Olympiad Tournament, and host the Chemistry Open House and Science Exploration event.
The Chemistry Open House has become an annual outreach activity for the faculty, graduate students, and staff members of the Department of Chemistry to give back to local community and encourage science education. Over the years the Chemistry Open House grew to include the popular Chemistry Road Show (originally developed by Dr. Larry Peck and Dr. John Hogg and now headed by Dr. James Pennington), guided tours of active research laboratories, public talks from leading research scientists, and hands-on and computer activities relating to chemistry and other sciences. We also host activities and demonstrations from other departments (Biology, Physics, Entomology) as well as outside the university (Brazos Valley Museum of Natural History, Texas Department of Public Safety).
As the faculty advisor for the American Chemical Society Student Group, I provide support and guidance to officers and members of the organization. I suggest ideas for activities and socials, shares insights on speakers and events, and encourage organization members as they progress through their academic career.As a member of the American Chemical Society, I am the Chemistry Olympiad Coordinator as well as the National Chemistry Week Coordinator for the Texas A&M local section.
The George Washington University, Washington, DC
Ph.D. in Chemistry, August 2009
Dissertation: Fast Scanning Calorimetry Studies of Deeply Supercooled Water and Aqueous Solutions
Masters of Philosophy in Chemistry, May 2007
The University of Georgia, Athens, GA
Bachelors of Science in Chemistry, 2003 Honors: Cum Laude