Chemistry Faculty and Staff

Helen M. Boylan, Ph.D., Professor


Specialty: Environmental Analytical Chemistry
Education: B.S. Westminster College, Ph.D. Duquesne University
Research Interests: Environmental analysis and the role of mercury in the environment. Use of microwave-enhanced chemistry for a wide range of applications. Chemical analysis as applied to forensic science.
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Martha R. Kellner, Ph.D., Associate Professor


Specialty: Physical Chemistry
Education: B.A. Greenville College, M.S. University of Illinois, Ph.D. University of Kentucky
Research Interests: Women in Science, and Homeschool Labs.
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Sarah A. Kennedy, Ph.D., Assistant Professor


Specialty: Biochemistry and Organic Chemistry
Education: B.S. Westminster College, Ph.D. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Research Interests: Utilizing crystallography and biochemical assays to study enzymes in the winemaking process. Developing educational materials for green chemsitry and wine chemistry laboratory experiments.
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Larry Miller, Ph.D., Associate Professor


Specialty: Interdisciplinary Chemistry
Education: B.S. Case Western University, Ph.D. Purdue University
Research Interests: Enzyme Kinetics and Chemistry Education
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John Westgate , Ph.D., Visiting Assistant Professor


Specialty: Environmental Chemistry
Education: University of Toronto, Canada
Research Interests: Long-range transport of mountain cold trapping of semi-volatile organic contaminants
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Peter M. Smith, Ph.D., Associate Professor


Specialty: Inorganic Chemistry
Education: B.S.University of Tennessee, Ph. D. University of Tennessee
Research Interests: Designing environmentally benign methods for producing and recycling commercially relevant materials containing rare earth elements
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