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Chemistry: Faculty and Staff

Loretta Jackson-Hayes.
2003. James Daughdrill Professor in the Natural Sciences. B.S., Tougaloo College; Ph.D., University of Tennessee. (Pharmacology.)
Darlene M. Loprete. 1990. Chair. B.A., Clark University; Ph.D., University of Rhode Island. (Biochemistry.)
Jon Russ. 2004. B.S., Corpus Christi State University; Ph.D., Texas A&M University. (Analytical Chemistry.)

Professor Emeritus
David Y. Jeter.
1973. B.S., Texas A&M University-Commerce; Ph.D., University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. (Inorganic Chemistry.)

Associate Professors
William Eckenhoff.
2015. B.S., Allegheny College; Ph.D. Duquesne University (Inorganic Chemistry).
Larryn W. Peterson. 2011. B.A., Carroll College; Ph.D., University of Southern California. (Organic Chemistry.) 
Roberto de la Salud Bea. 2010. B.S. and M.S., University of Valencia, Spain. Ph.D., University of Nebraska. (Organic Chemistry.)                                                                                                               
Shana Stoddard. 2015. B.S., Prairie View A&M University; M.Ed., Freed-Hardeman University; Ph.D., University of Mississippi. (Biochemistry.)

Assistant Professors
Kimberly Brien.
2012. B.S., Texas Lutheran University; M.S., Baylor University; Ph.D.,Texas Christian University. (Organic Chemistry.)
Kavita Gaur. 2022. B.S., Agra, U.P., India; M.S., Agra, U.P., India; Ph.D., University of Puerto Rico (Bioinorganic Chemistry.)                                                                                                                                    
Dana Horgen. 2014. B.S., Saint Olaf College; Ph.D., Baylor University (Organic Chemistry.)          
Dhammika S. Muesse. 2007. B.S. and M.S., University of Colombo; Ph.D., University of Memphis. (Analytical Chemistry.)                                                                                                                                  
Miguel Angel Méndez Polanco. 2021. BSc, Universidad Autónoma de Puebla (México); Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania. (Physical Chemistry.)

Chemistry Instrument Technician and Chemical Safety Officer    
Karen Mosely.
B.S., University of Memphis; M.S. University of Memphis.

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