About Me

Professional Experience

Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, 2016-Current

Mass Spectrometrist, School of Chemical Sciences, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2011-2016

Chemistry Instructor, Department of Natural Sciences, Parkland College, 2011-2016

Adjunct Analytical Chemistry Lecturer, Department of Chemistry, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2007, 2014-2015

Education

Ph.D. in Chemistry, research emphasis in analytical chemistry and specialization in chemical education

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, IL, 2011

Mass Spectrometry Imaging for Probing Molecular Distributions in the Nervous System

Advisor: Prof. Jonathan V. Sweedler


B.A. in Chemistry (ACS), Summa Cum Laude

Rollins College, Winter Park, FL, 2005

Volumetric Properties of Cyclic Ethers at Various Temperatures

Research Advisor: Prof. Pedro Bernal; Academic Advisor: Prof. D. Larry Eng-Wilmot


Teaching Experience

General Chemistry

Engineering Chemistry Lab

Quantitative Chemical Analysis Lecture and Lab

Instrumental Analysis Lecture and Lab

Special Topics in Analytical Chemistry: Mass Spectrometry

Senior Assignment

Advanced Analytical Chemistry

Research (Sophomore, Junior, Senior and Graduate levels)

Thesis


Awards, Honors and Certifications

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville

Vaughn Vandegrift URCA Research Mentor of the Semester, Spring 2017 (Nominated, Fall 2017, Spring 2018, Fall 2018, Spring 2019)


BSA Greater St. Louis Area Council

Cosmos Award (2021)


Parkland College

Online Faculty Certification, Parkland College, 2014


University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Chemical Education Specialization, 2011

Baxter Innovation Award, Baxter International, 2009

Teacher Scholar Certificate, 2008

Graduate Teacher Certificate, 2008

Roger Adams Graduate Fellowship , 2005


Rollins College

American Institute of Chemists Award, 2005

Thomas Baker Memorial Award in Chemistry, 2004

ACS Division of Analytical Chemistry Undergraduate Award, 2004

ACS Polymer Education Committee Award in Organic Chemistry, 2003

Chemical Rubber Company First-Year Achievement Award, 2002