Chemistry Faculty

Associate Professor Swarna Basu holds a Ph.D. from Wesleyan University. He specializes in physical and biophysical chemistry, and his research interests are in the areas of laser spectroscopy, fluorescence microscopy and computational chemistry.

Associate Professor Geneive Henry holds a Ph.D. in organic chemistry from The University of The West Indies, Mona. Her research focuses on the isolation, characterization and semi-synthesis of bioactive natural products from plants and bacteria, with emphasis on anticancer and antibacterial agents.

Associate Professor T. Wade Johnson, department head, holds a Ph.D. from Iowa State University in biochemistry. His research centers on investigating aspects of electron transfer related to photosynthesis and structure function relationship of protein and small molecules.

Associate Professor Lou Ann Tom holds a Ph.D. from Lehigh University. She has 19 years of industrial pharmaceutical experience at Merck & Co. Inc. She is interested in development of molecularly imprinted polymers for the detection of low levels of pharmaceuticals and other novel applications.

Assistant Professor William Dougherty Jr. holds a Ph.D. in inorganic chemistry from the University of Delaware. He specializes in synthetic inorganic and organometallic chemistry and is interested in the effect of metal environment on the electrochemical properties of transition metals.

Visiting Assistant Professor Courtney Thomas holds a Ph.D. from Iowa State University in genetics. Her research focuses on the identification of multisubunit protein complexes and analysis of kinase cascades.

Postdoctoral Teaching Fellow Jill Worlinsky holds a Ph.D. from the University of Connecticut.