Professor of Chemistry
Chemistry / Academic
- IDEA Center 357
B.S., Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology
M.S., Ph.D., Arizona State University
I am a Professor of Chemistry after joining the faculty in 2008 and earning tenure in 2013. I typically teach Organic Chemistry and General Chemistry each year. Organic chemistry creates a unique mentoring and teaching opportunity because of the academic challenge. I enjoy helping students develop skills to succeed in my course and in the future. As a member of the Johnson Center committee (2009-2014) I mentored new faculty through a monthly lunch series. From 2013-2016 I formalized and expanded the Austin College’s STEM Teaching and Research (STAR) program, which seeks to integrate formal leadership concepts into the science curriculum to create a generation of science leaders able to take on future. Under my leadership the STAR program quadrupled in size from 6 to 24 faculty and secured initial funding from the Keck Foundation. In the past two years I managed teams that successfully secured scholarship funds for Austin College Students through the NSF’s S-STEM and Noyce programs. My academic research focuses on synthesizing organic crystals with free moving components that can be use in molecular machines.
- Chemistry 111: General Chemistry I
- Chemistry 112: General Chemistry II
- Chemistry 221: Organic Chemistry I
- Chemistry 222: Organic Chemistry II
- Chemistry 421: Advanced Organic Chemistry
Reed, K. E.; Aiello, D. P.; Barton, L. F.; Gould, S. L.; McCain, K.; & Richardson, J. M. (2016). Integrating Leadership Development Throughout the Undergraduate Science Curriculum. Journal of College Science Teaching, 45(5), 51-59.
McGill, S*; Nesterov, V.; Gould, S.L.; “[5,10,15,20-Tetrakis(4-methoxyphenyl)porphyrinato]zinc dicholormethane disolvate” ActaCryst. E. 2013, E69, m471.
McGill, S*; Nesterov, V.; Gould, S.L.; “[5,10,15,20-Tetrakis(4-toyl)Porphyrin]-zinc (II) dichloromethane solvate” Acta Cryst. E. 2010, E66, m723.
* indicates Austin College undergraduate researcher
National Science Foundation – NOYCE Award, $1.2 million, Austin College STEM Education Leadership Scholars (ACSELS) Program, Austin College (2017-2022).
National Science Foundation – S-STEM Award, $649,161, Austin College’s Career Empowering STEM Scholars (ACCESS), Austin College (2016).
W.M. Keck Foundation Undergraduate Education Award, $250,000, Scientific Teaching and Research (STAR) Leadership Program, Austin College (2014-2017).
American Chemical Society, Petroleum Research Fund New Investigator Award, $50,000, Synthesis of New Tunable Porous Coordination Materials to Demonstrate Geared Motion in Solid-State Materials, Austin College. (2011-2014).
Sponsor of the KangRAAS