Faculty Profiles

Chemistry department faculty contact and bio information


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Dr. Alan Schrock

  • Position: Professor and Chair
  • Department: Chemistry
  • Office Location:  Building 58, Room 101

Dr. Alan K. Schrock is Professor and Chair of the Department of Chemistry, which he joined after a 26-year career with The Dow Chemical Company. He teaches courses and works with undergraduates involved in research projects. He also is the Chair of the Department of Physics.

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Dr. Korry L. Barnes

  • Position: Visiting Assistant Professor
  • Department: Chemistry
  • Office Location:  Building 58, Room 151

Dr. Korry Barnes, a visiting Assistant Professor of Chemistry, aims to discover new drug leads that have the potential to address unmet challenges in medicinal chemistry.

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Dr. Michael Huggins

  • Position: Professor, Dean of Hal Marcus College of Science and Engineering
  • Department: Chemistry
  • Office Location:  Building 4, Room 426

Dr. Michael Huggins, Dean of Hal Marcus College of Science and Engineering, has received several awards and fellowships over the course of his career, including the 2013 University Faculty Distinguished Service Award.

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Dr. Tanay Kesharwani

  • Position: Assistant Professor
  • Department: Chemistry
  • Office Location:  Building 58, Room 008

Dr. Tanay Kesharwani, a Assistant Professor in the Department of Chemistry, focuses his research on developing new synthetic methods that can be used on novel materials and small molecules.

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Dr. Karen Molek

  • Position: Associate Professor of Chemistry and Administrative Fellow for Student Engagement, Chemistry Scholars Program Director
  • Department: Chemistry
  • Office Location:  Building 58, Room 002

Dr. Karen Molek, an award-winning Associate Professor of Chemistry, has helped raise more than $2 million in outside funding since she begin teaching at UWF in 2008.

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Dr. Abayomi Daniel Olaitan

  • Position: Post Doctoral Associate
  • Department: Chemistry
  • Office Location:  Building 58, Room 152

Dr. Daniel Olaitan is a post doctorate associate here at UWF that has an PH.D. in Chemistry from Baylor University.

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Dr. A. Timothy Royappa

  • Position: Professor
  • Department: Chemistry
  • Office Location:  Building 58, Room 001
  • Personal UWF Website

Dr. A. Timothy Royappa, Professor of Chemistry, conducts research on copper(I) complexes for semiconductor microelectronics, pharmaceutical and nanotechnology applications. He is in UWF’s Distinguished Teaching Hall of Fame.

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Dr. Carl Saint-Louis

  • Position: Post-Doctoral Teaching Associate
  • Department: Chemistry
  • Office Location:  Building 58, Room 152

Dr. Carl Saint-Louis has a PH.D. from the University of Alabama. Dr. Saint-louis teaches General Chemistry II here at UWF.

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Dr. Leonard Ter Haar

  • Position: Professor
  • Department: Chemistry
  • Office Location:  Building 4, Room 0445

Dr. Leonard Willem ter Haar, a Professor of Chemistry, has been involved in many aspects of UWF’s growth.

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Dr. Pamela Vaughan

  • Position: Associate Professor
  • Department: Chemistry
  • Office Location:  Building 3, Room 58

Dr. Pamela Vaughan, Associate Professor, holds a Ph.D. in Analytical Chemistry from the University of Maryland, teaches analytical courses and conducts aquatic photochemistry research. Vaughan has served on college leadership councils and founded the Office of Undergraduate Research in 2010.

Adjunct Faculty

Chemistry department adjunct faculty contact and bio information.


  • Dr. Karen W. Barnes

    • Position: Visiting Lecturer, Analytical
    • Department: Chemistry
    • Office Location: Building 58A, Room 217
    • kbarnes2@uwf.edu
    • 8508576018
    • Courses: General Chemistry, Chem Lab and Analytical Chemistry
    • Short Bio: Ph.D., Analytical Chemistry, University of Florida; B.S., Chemistry (Cum Laude) University of West Florida