I usually teach General Chemistry I and II and some combination of our three upper level Biochemistry courses with the occasional general education course tossed in just to mix things up. I have also taught courses in forensic chemistry and NMR spectroscopy. I earned my bachelor's degree in chemistry from Mississippi State University and my doctorate in Biomedical Research from Washington University in St. Louis. I'm always looking for ways to engage my students in and outside of class and enjoy hearing about what other faculty are doing. I have been flipping portions of my General Chemistry classes for a year and am in the process of writing a paper analyzing student success rates and student video viewing habits in these classes.
My current research is focused on the microbial communities in several local wetlands, how they change seasonally and how these changes may influence the removal of nitrate from run-off. I enjoy wading through the muck to see what is there, although I could do without the mosquitoes. When I'm not out bicycling, I'm often spinning, dying, or weaving yarn with the help of my cat.