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Ph.D., Chemistry, December 2005
University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley, CA

B.A., Chemistry, summa cum laude, May 2000
Knox College, Galesburg, IL


Associate Professor of Chemistry, University of Illinois at Chicago, 2015 - present
Assistant Professor of Chemistry, University of Illinois at Chicago, 2008 - 2015.

NIH Ruth L. Kirschstein NRSA Postdoctoral Fellow 2005 - 2008
Advisor: Professor Keith A. Woerpel, University of California, Irvine
Project: Silirene-Mediated Synthesis of Allylic Amines and Allylic Amino Alcohols

Graduate Student, 2000 - 2005
Advisors: Professors Robert G. Bergman and John Arnold, University of California, Berkeley
Dissertation Title: Catalytic Hydroamination of Unsaturated Hydrocarbons with Anilines: Cationic Tantalum Imido Complexes and Brønsted Acids

Undergraduate Researcher, 1998 - 2000
Advisor: Professor Thomas W. Clayton, Knox College
Honors Thesis Title: Synthesis and Characterization of Mesomorphic Heteroleptic Carboxylate Complexes of Cu(II): Cu(O2CC7H15)3(O2CR)


Organic Chemistry II (Chem 234)
Special Topics in Inorganic Chemistry, Organometallics (Chem 517)