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.