- Dept Chair-Associate Professor of Chemistry
I received my Ph.D. in chemistry from Johns Hopkins University in 1999 and my MBA from Carey Business School in 2009. Over the past 20 years, I have held a variety of leadership positions in the pharmaceutical industry in the field of medicinal chemistry. In 2009, I joined Johns Hopkins Medical Institute as a Principal Scientist in medicinal chemistry. At JHMI, our primary mission was translating discoveries in basic science into novel therapeutics.
I have recently transitioned into teaching undergraduate organic chemistry and medicinal chemistry here at McDaniel College. I have used my industrial experience to generate relevant undergraduate research projects, create internships and establish collaborations with both industry and academia. I have also been involved with the American Chemical Society since 1994. Since 2012, I have served as a councilor for the Maryland section, and at the national level, I have served on committees within the ACS that are responsible for career development and project funding. And, my wife and I own Kismet Cafe, so naturally I like coffee.