Chemistry is fascinating! I love how chemistry not only explains the world around us, but it also relates to so many other subjects. I’ve always enjoyed teaching, and I especially enjoy helping students see how chemistry relates to their individual interests, major, and life. I am a native of southern Utah, but I have a little of the South in me as well, thanks to living in Tennessee for eight years. Teaching here at Utah Tech allows me to be in a place I love, sharing the subject I love with students who are eager to learn.
My research background is in the study of catalysis, a process essential to increasing the rates of some chemical reactions that would otherwise be too slow to be useful. Using quantum mechanical computations, I have studied enzyme-catalyzed phosphoryl transfer and phosphoryl analogues as well as pincer-catalyzed hydroamination.
ACTIVITIES, HONORS, & AWARDS
- Chemistry Club Advisor
- Concurrent Enrollment Supervisor
- Science outreach programs for youth in community