With a BS from the University of Illiniois at Urbana-Champaign, a PhD from Caltech, and a postdoctoral stint at Stanford University, I started my faculty career back in Urbana-Champaign before coming to the University of Georgia in 1987. I pursued a productive research program while moving up the administrative ladder, acting as Department Head (1996 – 2003), then Associate Vice President for Research (2007 – 2016). Now back in Chemistry, I am teaching a graduate course in Group Theory, and spending the rest of my time working on administrative data-driven projects for several administrative offices at the University.
I approach new initiatives from an analytical, evidence-based perspective, while embracing and managing change. I have a keen interest in the ability to integrate authoritative enterprise data to use in data-driven strategic decision-making. I balance strategic thinking with the attention to detail needed to "just get it done." I thrive on inclusiveness, transparency, and consensus-building. My current focus is on UGA Elements (elements.uga.edu), business process modeling and continuous improvement in an academic department (Chemistry), and consulting for the Office of Research and the OneSource and OneUSG projects. TEST
1980-1981, National Institutes of Health NRSA Postdoctoral Fellow, Stanford University, Stanford, CA (with Keith O. Hodgson)
1975-1980, Ph.D., Chemistry, 1980, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA (with Harry B. Gray); Dissertation title: "Metalloprotein Electron Transfer. Cytochrome aa3 Reduction Kinetics and Theoretical Formulation of Distance Dependence"
1971-1975, B. S., Chemistry (summa cum laude), University of Illinois, Urbana, IL (with Gilbert P. Haight, Jr.); Thesis title: "Redox Catalysis of the Hydrolysis of Phosphoester and Phosphoanhydride Bonds"
Fellow, American Association for the Advancement of Science, 2013
Farrell W. Lytle Award, Stanford Synchrotron Radiation Lightsource, 2008
Associate Vice President for Research, University of Georgia, 2007 - 2016
President, Society of Biological Inorganic Chemistry, 2006-2008
Distinguished Research Professorship, University of Georgia, 2003-2013
Presidential Young Investigator Award, National Science Foundation, 1985-1990