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Jeanne W. Bundens

Biographical Information

Jeanne W. Bundens


  • Ph.D. Physical Chemistry Bryn Mawr College December 1993
  • M.A. Physical Chemistry Bryn Mawr College May 1991
  • B.S. Chemistry and Mathematics   Eastern College, summa cum laude May 1989


  • American Chemical Society Member and Reviewer for Student Affiliate annual reports for national awards, 1985-present
  • American Scientific Affiliation member; Editorial Board of journal and peer reviewer (2001-2015); Christian Women in Science group (2013-present), 1995-present
  • Philadelphia Theoretical Chemists Club, 2015-Present
  • Educational Testing Service; Chemistry exam developer/reviewer (PRAXIS, major field test), 2003-2005
  • Sigma Xi Scientific Research Society, Bryn Mawr Chapter, 1989-2004

Honors and Awards

  • Awarded one-semester Sabbatical Leave for Spring 2004 and Spring 2012 semesters.  For 2004, utilized facilities in the Center for Advanced Scientific and Mathematical Computing at Bryn Mawr College where I served as Research Associate.
  • Quaker Chemical Foundation Research Scholarship, $1500 to support sophomore student research in 2010, $1700 in 2011, $1700 in 2012, $1700 in 2013, $1500 in 2014.
  • VWR Foundation Summer Research Grant to support summer research in the sciences, $5000 in 2012, $7250 in 2013, $7150 in 2015.
  • Selected to serve as Faculty Marshall for commencements, convocations and baccalaureates
  • Strengths enhancement subgrant recipient for curriculum proposal, $1500, for the Eastern University FIPSE project, L. Schreiner as PI, 2003.
  • Faculty Development Funds granted for conference attendances and software for research.
  • Nominated for the Lindback Award for Distinguished Teaching by students, 1999.
  • Pittsburgh Conference Memorial National Small College Equipment Grant. $6000 (plus $6000 match), 1998.
  • American Chemical Society Student Affiliates Chapter National Awards:  Commendable (twice) and Honorable Mention.  American Chemical Society minigrants for Community Interaction Projects.  Six awarded (~$400 each), co-authored with student presidents.


  • “Modeling NQ-based Molecular Switch Structures:  A Conformation-Energy Analysis”, technical paper presented in the Electronic Structure in Chemistry symposium at the Middle Atlantic Regional Meeting (MARM) of the American Chemical Society, Rutgers University, New Jersey, May 2005.
  • “Teaching Guided Inquiry Chemistry at the Elementary Education Level”, poster presented at the Mid-Atlantic Discovery Chemistry Project (MADCP) conference, Franklin & Marshall College, Pennsylvania, June 2003.
  • “Hands-On Chemistry for Children:  A College Course for Elementary Education Majors”, poster presented at the international 15th Biennial Conference on Chemical Education (BCCE), University of Waterloo, Canada, 1998.
  • “Computational Studies on the Carbometallation of Unsaturated Hydrocarbons”, technical paper presented at the Middle Atlantic Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society, Hofstra University, New York, 1993.
  • “Ab Initio Investigation of Transition State Structures in Hydroalumination Reactions”, technical paper presented at the Middle Atlantic Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society, University of Delaware, Delaware, 1991.