Faculty

Professors

Janet A. Asperjasper-99x133

Career Advisor

Jepson 435
(540) 654-1143
jasper [at] umw.edu

Curriculum Vitae

Education
B.S. Ohio University; Ph.D. University of Pittsburgh

Courses
Organic Chemistry, General Chemistry, Experimental Methods in Chemistry, Seminar, FSEM

Research Interests
Bioorganic chemistry, organic methodology

Charles M. SharplessC Sharpless

Department Chair

Jepson 441
(540) 654-1405
csharple [at] umw.edu

Curriculum Vitae

Education
B.A., The Johns Hopkins University; Ph.D. Duke University

Courses
General Chemistry, Environmental Chemistry, and Chemical Analysis

Research Interests
Photochemistry in natural and engineered systems, chemistry of humic substances, environmental analysis, fate and remediation of anthropogenic pollutants

Kelli M. Sluntkslunt-99x133 Director, UMW
Honors Program

Jepson 437
(540) 654-1406
kslunt [at] umw.edu

Curriculum Vitae

Education
B.S., Mary Washington College; Ph.D. University of Virginia

Courses
General Chemistry, Biochemistry, Organic Chemistry, Biochemistry Laboratory, Seminar, FSEM

Research Interests
DNA topology, food chemistry, chemical education

Awards
Outstanding Young Faculty Award, 2000 and J. Christopher Bill Outstanding Faculty Service Award, 2010

Associate Professors

K. Nicole Crowderncrowder-99x133 Jepson 439
(540) 654-1411
ncrowder [at] umw.edu

Curriculum Vitae

Education
B.S. Sweet Briar College; Ph.D. Princeton University

Courses
General Chemistry, Inorganic Chemistry

Research Interests
Surface modification for inorganic catalysis, biomedical implant applications

Leanna C. Giancarlolgiancar-99x133

ACS Student Chapter Advisor

Jepson 436
(540) 654-1407
lgiancar [at] umw.edu

Curriculum Vitae

Education
B.S., University of Scranton; Ph.D. University of Pennsylvania

Courses
Foundations of Chemistry, General Chemistry, Physical Chemistry Lecture and Laboratory, FSEM

Research Interests
Scanning tunneling microscopy, surface chemistry, spectroscopic studies of molecular interactions

Awards
Outstanding Young Faculty Award, 2004

E. Davis Oldham

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Co-Director, Summer Science Institute

Jepson 438
(540) 654-1412
eoldham [at] umw.edu

Curriculum Vitae

Education
B.A. Lawrence University, Ph.D. University of Illinois

Courses
Foundations of Chemistry, General Chemistry, Organic Chemistry

Research Interests
Organic chemistry, environmental contaminants, enantioselective metabolism, drug discovery

Assistant Professors

Randall D. ReifReif_Randy_99x133 Jepson 434
(540) 654-5983
rreif [at] umw.edu

Curriculum Vitae

Education
B.A. St. Mary’s College of Maryland, Ph.D. Texas Tech University

Courses
Chemistry and Society, Chemical Analysis II, Biochemistry I Lecture and Laboratory, FSEM

Research Interests
Microfluidics, apoptosis, and RNA nanotechnology

Sarah E. Smith

Visiting Professor, 2019-20

Jepson 440
(540) 654-1409
ssmith23 [at] umw.edu

Curriculum Vitae

Education
B.A. University of Mary Washington, Ph.D. Virginia Commonwealth University

Courses
Foundations of Chemistry, General Chemistry

Research Interests
Inorganic chemistry, material science, nanoscience

Adjunct Instructors

Bradford Gutting Jepson 433
(540) 654-1392
bgutting [at] umw.edu
Courses General Chemistry
Timothy Howes Jepson 202
(540) 654-1392
thowes [at] umw.edu
Courses Chemistry & Society
Christl Zaccagnino Jepson 433
(540) 654-1392
czaccagn [at] umw.edu
Courses Foundations of Chemistry, General Chemistry, Organic Chemistry