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Davidson, NC 28035

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Davidson, NC 28035

Faculty & Staff

One of the most vital resources of the Chemistry Department is its people. Davidson is fortunate to have a group of dedicated and enthusiastic faculty and staff professionals working with bright and motivated students.

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Mitch Anstey
Ph.D. University of California, Berkeley

Both the courses I teach and the research I perform follow my interest in inorganic chemistry. I explore topics related to battery science, electrochemistry, and catalysis for new energy storage options.

Ruth Beeston

Ruth Beeston
Ph.D. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

I teach courses in introductory and general chemistry, including a laboratory course on the chemistry of art and artifacts. My research focuses on the chemical analysis of pottery, soil, pigments, and other samples from archaeological contexts.

David Blauch

David Blauch
Ph.D. California Institute of Technology

My courses are in analytical, inorganic, and physical chemistry. My current research interests are in the oxidation of amineruthenium(II) complexes. This research examines the electrochemical properties of ruthenium(II) complexes containing primary and secondary amine ligands.

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Michael Bovino
Ph.D. State University of New York at Buffalo

A synthetic organic chemist, I teach organic chemistry and labs. My research interests include small molecule library synthesis for catalytic and biological screening, natural products isolation for semi-synthesis efforts and the production of bio-fuels from green or waste feedstocks.

Felix Carroll

Felix Carroll
Ph.D. California Institute of Technology

I teach courses in organic chemistry. My research interests include organic photochemistry and photophysics, capture and storage of solar energy, computational chemistry, and correlation of physical properties of organic compounds with molecular structure.

Cindy Hauser

Cindy Hauser 
Ph.D. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

I teach courses in analytical, environmental, and green chemistry and in environmental studies. My current research involves the development of analytical methods to study issues relevant to atmospheric chemistry.

Jeffrey Myers

Jeffrey Myers
Ph.D. Texas A & M University

I teach courses in general and biological chemistry. My research interests are in biochemistry, protein folding and stability, protein conformation and human disease.

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Lesa Offermann
Ph.D. University of South Carolina

I am a structural biochemist. My research interests include investigating the structure-function relationships of several inhaled and food allergens, with the goal being to explore the ways by which allergens deceive the immune system.

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Nicole Snyder
Ph.D. University of Connecticut

I teach introductory organic chemistry and immunology and immunopharmacology, and my research interests include the synthesis of biologically relevant carbohydrate-based constructs and carbohydrate-based catalysts.

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Erland Stevens
Ph.D. University of Michigan

I teach organic and medicinal chemistry. My research is in the areas of nitrogen heterocycles, medicinal chemistry, and bioorganic chemistry.

Durwin Striplin

Durwin Striplin (Chair)
Ph.D. Washington State University

I teach courses in analytical and physical chemistry. My research involves photophysical studies of bioinorganic light-harvesting peptides, optical spectroscopy, and relativistic effects in heavy metal, inorganic complexes.


Keith Frye

Keith Frye
I design and build a variety of electronic and mechanical devices for use in classrooms, research labs, and in the field. I regularly assist faculty, staff, and students, training them in proper operation and safety.

Sherrie Hooshmand

Sherrie Hooshmand
Lab Inventory Manager
B.S. Tehran University

I support the Chemistry Department by ordering chemicals and laboratory equipment for the chemistry labs, and manage the inventory of chemicals and equipment.

Lee Maiorano

Lee Maiorano
Laboratory Manager
B.S. Pace University

I manage the department's teaching laboratories. My work includes stocking the laboratories, setting up experiments, checking instruments and supplies, and managing student lab assistants.

Alexis Yates

Alexis Yates
Administrative Assistant
A.S. Columbus State College

I support the department and associated programs by assisting with daily operations and logistics, general administration and office management.

Faculty Emeriti

David Brown
John Burnett
Ralph Gable
W. Rodger Nutt
Merlyn Schuh