I have taught inorganic, biological and general chemistry in the Haverford College Department of Chemistry since 1988. I received a B.A. in Chemistry from Oberlin College in 1980, and a Ph.D. in Chemistry from the University of California, Berkeley in 1985. My doctoral studies were in under the guidance of Prof. Kenneth Raymond, and I spent three years as a post-doctoral research associate of Prof. Lawrence Que, Jr. of the University of Minnesota.
B.A., Oberlin College
Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley
My research interests are in the area of Bioinorganic Chemistry, and I generally have several students working with me in the bioinorganic chemistry research lab at Haverford College. We are particularly interested in synthesizing new coordination compounds that exhibit reactivity with oxygen and other reactive gas molecules that is similar to the reactivity found in metalloenzymes in biological systems, in order to better understand the biological processes and possibly to create new and technologically useful chemical catalysts and/or sensors.
Chair, Haverford Chemistry Department
I am currently (2021-23) serving as Department Chair for the Chemistry Department. For routine inquiries related to my role as Department Chair, please use hc-chemistrychair [at] haverford.edu, which will go to me (or, later, to my successor) and the departmental administrative assistant.