Chair: Associate Professor Bret Findley
Professor: Alayne Schroll
Associate Professors: Christina Chant, David Heroux, Shane Lamos
Instructor: Marque Moffett
Lab Coordinator/Instructor: Jennifer Paone-Vogt
The Leavy Family Chair (2000) was established by Edward C. Leavy ‘51, to endow a faculty position within the Department of Chemistry at Saint Michael’s College. In June 2012, Alayne Schroll was appointed as the Leavy Family Professor.
The Department of Chemistry offers programs to meet the needs of students whose primary interest is chemistry, and who intend to pursue graduate or professional studies or enter directly into industry or secondary school teaching. With an appropriate choice of electives, the chemistry major can be the foundation for a career in medicine, dentistry, allied health sciences, law, or the business world. This program is certified by the American Chemical Society. Students who wish to receive an ACS-certified degree will need to complete an approved research experience and write a research report in addition to the courses required for the major. This experience can consist of an eight-week summer project at Saint Michael’s College or an off-campus site, or an approved two-semester research project for college credit.
The major in chemistry should be chosen only by students who have a good aptitude for the physical sciences and mathematics.
Chemistry Learning Outcomes:
Students will demonstrate effective writing.
Students will demonstrate effective oral communication.
Students will demonstrate critical thinking.
Students will demonstrate effective problem solving.
Students will demonstrate accurate quantitative analysis.
Students will demonstrate library and information literacy skills.
Students will demonstrate computer literacy.
Students will show required lab skills.
Students will demonstrate scientific ethics.