|Present||Professor, St. Catherine University ‐ Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry|
|2015||Visiting Professor, University of Otago|
|2004 - 2006||NSF/Grote Postdotoral Fellow, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga ‐ Department of Chemistry|
|2019 - Present||Green Mechanochemical Synthesis of Photoluminescent Materials|
|St. Catherine University|
|Academic Professional Development Committee Faculty Research and Scholarly Activities Grant|
|2019 - Present||Sustainable Solar Energy from Agricultural Plant Byproducts|
|Minnesota Environment and Natural Resources Trust Fund as recommended by the Legislative-Citizen Commission on Minnesota Resources (LCCMR), State of Minnesota|
|Colleague(s): Prof. Ted Pappenfus, University of MN Morris|
|2019 - 2019||Donor Atom Effects in d8 Metal Complexes of Macrocyclic Ligands|
|St. Catherine University|
|Assistantship Mentoring Program - Research Assistant|
|Colleague(s): Megan Moberg|
|2014 - 2015||Incorporation of green chemistry theory across the St. Catherine University chemistry curriculum|
|Minnesota Pollution Control Agency|
|Colleague(s): Prof. James Wollack, Prof. John Dwyer, Prof. Kim Ha|
|2011 - 2014||MRI Consortium: Acquisition of a Single-Crystal X-ray Diffractometer for a Regional PUI Molecular Structure Facility|
|National Science Foundation - 1125975|
|Major Research Instrumentation|
|Colleague(s): Prof. Ted Pappenfus, Prof. James Wollack, Prof. Alicia Peterson, Prof. Steven Drew|
|2009 - 2011||Nuclear Magnetic Resonance and the Fundamental Concept of Molecular Structure|
|National Science Foundation|
|Course Curriculum and Instruction program|
|Colleague(s): Prof. James Wollack, Prof. John Dwyer, Prof. Gina Mancini Samuelson|
|2010 - 2010||Visible Light Spectroscopy – Practical Classroom and Field Use|
|Pittsburgh Conference Memorial National College Grant|
Professional Service and Affiliations
|2020 - Present||Allocation and Compensation Committee Member, St. Catherine Universtiy||2017 - Present||Meyser Faculty Excellence Award in Mentoring Committee, St. Catherine University||2012 - Present||Collaborative Research Advisory Committee, St. Catherine University||1995 - Present||Member, American Chemical Society||2020 - 2021||Search Committee Chair for physical chemistry tenure track faculty hire, St. Catherine University||2018 - 2019||Academic Professional Development Committee, St. Catherine University||2015 - 2018||Chair, Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, St. Catherine University||2015 - 2018||University Faculty, Evaluation, Promotion and Tenure Committee, St. Catherine University||2017 - 2017||NSF-MRI X-ray Diffraction Panel Reviewer, St. Catherine University|
Honors and Awards
- Endowed Chair in the Sciences. (2012-2015)
- Patricia O’Connor Myser Award in Faculty Mentoring 2017
- CHEM4994 Topics: Practical X-ray Crystallography
- CHEM4000 Advanced Inorganic Chemistry
- CHEM1120 General Chemistry II with Lab
- CHEM1110 General Chemistry I with Lab
|2004||PhD, University of Minnesota - Twin Cities ‐ Department of Chemistry|
|1996||BS. Chemistry, Summa Cum Laude, University of Minnesota - Twin Cities|
Published Journal Articles (73)
Halogen Interactions in Halogenated Oxindoles: Crystallographic and Computational Investigations of ...
X-ray structural determinations and computational studies were used to investigate halogen interactions in two halogenated oxindoles. Comparative analyses of the ...
Hemilabile bonding of 1-oxa-4,7-dithiacyclononane in cyclometallated palladium(II) complexes
Dalton Transactions (2019)
The synthesis and characterization of a series of cyclometallated complexes of Pd(II) incorporating the mixed donor ligand 1-oxa-4,7-dithiacyclononane (aneS2O) are ...
Molecular structure, spectroscopic, dielectric and thermal study, nonlinear optical properties ...
Spectrochimica Acta Part A: Molecular and Biomolecular Spectroscopy (2018)
A new chloranilate compound with 1-(2-fluorophenyl)piperazine has been synthesized and characterized using spectroscopic methods and X-ray diffraction. The atomic arrangement ...
Synthesis, structural characterization, spectroscopic, thermal, dielectric and Hirshfeld surface analysis ...
Phase Transitions (2017)
The new compound 1-(2-methoxyphenyl)piperazinium chloranilate (MPP.CA) was synthesized and studied by the single crystal X-ray diffraction method. Its structure was ...