B. Sc. Chemistry, Minor in Astrophysics, 2001, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor,
Ph. D. Chemistry, 2005, University of Georgia, Athens, GA
Associate Professor, September 2021 - Present, Department of Chemistry, The University
of Memphis, Memphis, TN
UMRF Ventures Professor of Chemistry, August 2019 - August 2021, Department of Chemistry, The University of Memphis, Memphis, TN
Assistant Professor, August 2016 - August 2021, Department of Chemistry, The University of Memphis, Memphis, TN
Research Scientist, July 2009 – August 2016, Department of Chemistry, The University of Memphis, Memphis, TN
Director, Computational Research on Materials Institute at the University of Memphis (CROMIUM), August 2014 – Present
Postdoctoral Associate, July 2005 - July 2009, University of North Texas, Denton, TN
Faculty Advisor of the University of Memphis Chapter of the Student Members of the
American Chemical Society (SM-ACS). January 2011 – present.
Member of United Campus Workers. September 2017 - present.
Councilor for Memphis Local Section of the American Chemical Society. February 2021 - present.
Grants Awarded (Current)
09/01/2022 – 08/31/2025; Co-I on “Advancing Our Knowledge of the Transition Metal-Carbon Bond: Integrating Spectroscopy and Theory” from the National Science Foundation, CSDM-1565765.
09/01/2019 - 08/31/2024; PI on "The Three R's: A Model-Building Toolkit for Rational, Reproducible, and Rigorous Computational Enzymology" from the National Science Foundation, IIBR-1846408.
Grants Awarded (Past)
02/22/2021 - 12/31/2021; co-I on "New Theory and Ontologies for Quantum Mechanical Cluster Modeling of Proteins and Enzymes" from the Department of Energy Small Business Innovation Research program, DE-SC0021568.
04/01/2014 - 03/31/2016; co-PI will Prof. William Alexander on "RAPID: Computation of Accurate Binding Energies of Emerging Contaminants on Environmental and Infrastructural Interfaces" from the National Science Foundation, CBET-1435289.