Dr. Edward Brown currently serves asa Professor of Chemistry and teaches courses such as GeneralChemistry, Organic Chemistry and the associated labs. Dr. Brownreceived his PhD from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, wherehis dissertation focused on indole alkaloid synthesis. He receivedthe Janet Rahamut Award in 2001. Dr. Brown is a sponsor of thePre-Med Honor Society and has been a part of medical missionsgroups to Ecuador and to Guatemala.
Dr. DeLaLuz received his Doctoratein Organic Chemistry from the University of Kentucky, Lexington isa Professor of Chemistry. Dr. DeLaLuz serves as theChair of the Natural Sciences and Mathematics Department. Dr.DeLaLuz also teaches courses including Biochemistry I, BiochemistryII, Biochemistry Synthesis/Molecular Biology, and Senior Research.Dr. DeLaLuz received the Lee University "Excellence in Teaching"award in 2001 and the "Excellence in Advising" award in 2005.Beyond teaching and academic advising Dr. DeLaLuz is also a facultyadvisor for the Omega Alpha Phi service club and is an activemember of the campus community.
Ron Harris has been teaching at Leesince 1966. He commonly teaches classes such as Physical Science,Earth and Space Science, and Chemistry. Before joining the Leefaculty, Harris taught in the North Carolina public school systemfor three years. He earned his MAT from the University of NorthCarolina.
Dr. John Hearn, an AssistantProfessor of Chemistry, was formerly a chemist at the Air ForceResearch Laboratory at Tyndall Air Force Base. He earned his PhDfrom the University of Georgia. Dr. Hearn has also served as abiochemistry laboratory technician and a graduate teachingassistant in chemistry.
Dr. Matthew Krepps, AssociateProfessor of Chemistry, teaches general, analytical, instrumental,and inorganic chemistry courses, as well as astronomy. Kreppsis a member of the American Chemical Society (ACS) and haspresented at multiple regional and national ACS meetings. Hehas also written several articles for publication in scientificjournals, and his research focuses on chemical education and heavymetal remediation from waste water. He is currently the Lee CyclingClub sponsor, which supports many area and regional charities bycycling in their sponsored events. He also serves as organist forthe Liturgical Chapel series as well as for Service of Lessons& Carols. Krepps earned his PhD in inorganic chemistry from theUniversity of Kentucky.
Dr. David Pigg, an AssistantProfessor of Physics, has served as a post-doctoral researchscientist at the University of Tennessee at Knoxville - Oak RidgeNational Lab. He earned his PhD from Vanderbilt University inComputational Physics, specializing in numerical methods in QuantumMechanics and focusing on the application of time-dependentcoupled-cluster theory to nuclear physics. He has publishedarticles on atomic physics in the Physical Review.
Dr. Schlosser received her Doctoratein Chemistry Education from Purdue University in 2012 and joinedthe Lee University Faculty in the spring of that year. She teachesPrinciples of General Chemistry, General Chemistry I, GeneralChemistry II, Physical Science, Principles of Organic &Biochemistry, and Introduction to General,Organic, & Biochemistry for the Department of Natural Sciencesand Mathematics. Dr. Schlosser also teaches courses for theEducation Department that focus on Teaching Science and Mathematicsfor grades 7-12. Her research interests include maximizing thepotential of tools and resources students use to learn chemistry.Beyond her academic and professional pursuits Dr. Schlosser enjoysspending time hiking with her husband.
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