Background Information


B. A., Chemistry, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, 1984
Ph.D., Organic Chemistry, Bryn Mawr College, Bryn Mawr, PA, 1989
Research Director: Professor Charles S. Swindell
Dissertation: "Design, Synthesis, and Application of a Chiral Biaryl Auxiliary for Sulfur-Mediated Stereoselective Synthesis."

Professional Appointments

Postdoctoral Associate, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, 1989-1991
Research Director: Professor Amos B. Smith,
Research Topic: Progress Toward the Total Synthesis of the Naturally Occurring Neurotoxin, Penitrem D.
Assistant Professor of Chemistry, Haverford College, Haverford, PA, 1991-1997
Associate Professor of Chemistry, 1998-present
Chair, Department of Chemistry, 2005-2008
Research Fellow, Astra-Zeneca Pharmaceuticals, Wilmington, Delaware, January - August 1999

Honors and Awards

American Cancer Society Postdoctoral Fellowship, 1989-1991
National Cancer Institute Postdoctoral Fellowship, 1989-1991 (declined)
American Cyanamid Young Organic Chemist Award, 1994
Students' Association Award, Haverford College, May 1996
Christian and Mary Lindback Teaching Award, Haverford College, May 1998

Professional Memberships and Activities

American Chemical Society (Organic Division Member)
Philadelphia Organic Chemists' Club (POCC), 1989-present
Chair-Elect, 2004
Chair, 2005
Organizer for the International Symposium in honor of Amos B. Smith, III, October, 2004, University of Pennsylvania