Karen Glover, Ph.D.
Chair of Math and Sciences
Ph.D. in Medicinal Chemistry, The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI. 1994
BA in Chemistry, Grinnell College, Grinnell, IA. 1988
I worked as an industrial post-doc in a pharmaceutical company after graduate school. During this time, I was involved in organic synthesis of cyclic peptides with potential use as anti-coagulants. I was exposed to a wide variety of synthetic techniques as well as specialized purification and characterization techniques. At the beginning of my teaching career, I worked as a Chemical Hygiene Officer (CHO).
During my undergraduate time, I participated in a summer research experience in the Netherlands. My work resulted in a publication which described the X-ray crystal structure of an analog of cis-platin, a drug used for treatment of certain types of cancer.
- Guided Inquiry teaching methods
- Use of instrumentation in undergraduate research
- Chiral reagents in synthesis
- Sulfur containing compounds
- Organic Chemistry I and II, lecture and lab
- Molecular Spectroscopy
- Medicinal Chemistry
Certifications and Memberships
- American Chemical Society (ACS)
- ACS, Division of Chemical Education
- ACS, Division of Chemical Health and Safety
- ACS, IA-IL Local Section member
- Midwestern Association of Chemistry Teachers in Liberal Arts Colleges (MACTLAC)
- Laboratory Safety Institute (LSI)
- Awarded funding by the Roy J. Carver Charitable Trust Foundation for purchase of a 90 MHz Anasazi NMR Spectrophotometer in July of 2014.
- Recipient of the Meneve Dunham Excellence in Teaching Award, Spring 2012