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Phone: 804-828-7517

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Virginia Commonwealth University


Richmond, VA 23284-2006




Washington State University 9/81-8/84

Pullman, WA 99164 GPA 3.95

M.S. in Chemistry 6/83

Ph.D. in Chemistry 8/84


University of California, Berkeley* 9/80-8/81

Berkeley, CA 97420 GPA 3.75

     *Moved to WSU with research advisor


Bates College 9/77-6/80

Lewiston, ME 04240 GPA 3.55

B.S. in Chemistry 6/80 Cum Laude, High Honors in Chemistry




Virginia Commonwealth University

Professor of Chemistry 7/97-present

Director, Department of Chemistry Instrumentation Facility 4/01-10/2007

Associate Professor of Chemistry 7/90-7/97

Assistant Professor of Chemistry 8/84-6/90


Research involves the development of data analysis methods for chromatography, especially two-dimensional liquid chromatography. My group consists of one post-doctoral associate, two graduate students and one undergraduate student.


University of Minnesota 8/11-12/11

Visiting Professor

-on leave from VCU


Research involved the development of methods for characterizing the performance of comprehensive two-dimensional liquid chromatographic methods and for the development of data analysis strategies for these data.


Faculty Associate: Prof. Peter W. Carr


Shell Research and Technology Center, Amsterdam

Visiting Researcher 2/96-5/96


Research involved the use of partial least-squares and other chemometric algorithms for solving problems in quantifying characteristics of process streams and products. Specific approaches included calibration model updating, and experimental designs for checking method robustness


Vrije Universtiteit Brussel 8/95-2/96

Visiting Professor

-on leave from VCU


Research involved the development of approaches for on-line correction for instrumental drift in chromatographic and spectroscopic measurements, with applications in industrial, environmental, and pharmaceutical process modeling.


National Science Foundation 8/93-8/94

Program Officer, Analytical and Surface Chemistry

-on leave from VCU


Responsibilities included oversight of proposal review process, budget management, and providing input on funding decisions in the Analytical and Surface Chemistry Program in the Chemistry Division of the National Science Foundation


University of Minnesota 1/88-8/88

Visiting Assistant Professor

-on leave from VCU


Research involved the development of methods for modeling infinite dilution activity coefficient data and for prediction of liquid chromatographic retention behavior using techniques which permit detection of inadequacies in the current models for these systems.


Faculty Associate: Prof. Peter W. Carr


University of California, Berkeley, and 9/80-8/84

Washington State University

Graduate Teaching and Research Assistant


Research utilized pulsed photoacoustic spectroscopy to study metal-ligand interactions, and the use of computers for data acquisition and interpretation. Responsibilities included repair and maintenance of flashlamp-pumped dye laser and spectroscopy data acquisition system.


Dissertation Title: Pulsed Photoacoustic Spectroscopy and Digital Filtering for Studies of Metal Speciation

Director: Prof. Steven D. Brown



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