Education B.A. (Chemistry), Wellesley College, Wellesley, MA 1968 Ph.D (Inorganic Chemistry), Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1972
Special Award of the International EPR/ESR Society, 7/96
1995-1996 United Methodist Church University Scholar/Teacher of the Year Award, University of Denver
University of Denver John Evans Professorship, 9/97 – present
American Chemical Society, Colorado Section Award, 12/01
Bruker Prize, Awarded by the Royal Society of Chemistry, EPR Discussion Group, 4/02
University Lecturer, University of Denver, lecture presented April 19, 2007 entitled "The Excitement of Science: Teamwork, Discoveries, and Communication"
Chair, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, 2011 - present
John Evans Professor, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of Denver, 9/97-present
Professor, Department of Chemistry, University of Denver, 1/90-9/97
Professor, Chemistry, University of Colorado at Denver, 9/86 - 12/89
NSF Visiting Professorship for Women, University of Denver, 1/84 - 6/85
Chair, Chemistry Department, University of Colorado at Denver, 9/80 - 8/82
Associate Professor, Chemistry, University of Colorado at Denver, 9/79 - 8/86
Assistant Professor, Chemistry, University of Colorado at Denver, 9/73 - 8/79
How to Contact Me
Office: Seeley G. Mudd Rm. 178
Mail: Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
University of Denver
2101 E. Wesley Ave.
Denver, CO 80208
Materials for classes that I am teaching are on the Blackboard sites for each course.
Research Interests: Electron paramagnetic resonance (EPR) (also known as electron spin resonance (ESR)) studies of molecules with unpaired electrons - primarily organic radicals and transition metal ions. We are interested in a variety of applications of this technique. EPR imaging examines the spatial distribution of unpaired electrons in a sample. We are developing CW, pulsed, and rapid scan imaging methodologies for in vivo applications. Electron spin relaxation times are measured by pulsed EPR techniques. The relaxation times provide insight into molecular dynamics. Measurements at multiple resonance frequencies permit assignment of mechanisms. In rapid scan EPR the magnetic field is scanned through the signal in times that are short relative to relaxation times. The full spectrum is encompassed in each scan, which provides dramatically improved signal-to-noise per unit time for samples ranging from irradiated solids to nitroxide radicals in fluid solution. We are working to develop the next generation of EPR spectrometers taking advantage of improvements in digital electronics