Faculty

Regular Faculty

Michael Hill headshot

Michael Hill, Chair

Fletcher Jones Foundation Professor of Chemistry
B.A., Macalester College; Ph.D., University of Minnesota
Hill teaches general chemistry, inorganic chemistry, and organometallic chemistry.
Professor Jeff Cannon

Jeffrey Cannon

Associate Professor, Chemistry; Advisory Committee, Biochemistry
B.A. Occidental College; Ph.D. University of California, Irvine
Jeff Cannon teaches Organic Chemistry and does research in organic synthesis and catalysis.
Professor Chris Craney

Chris Craney

Professor, Chemistry; Advisory Committee, Biochemistry
B.S., University of Puget Sound; M.S., D.A., Washington State University
Chris Craney teaches physical chemistry I (kinetics) and biochemistry.
Emmanuelle Despagnet Ayoub

Emmanuelle Despagnet-Ayoub

Associate Professor, Chemistry
B.S., Ecole Normale Superieure; M.S., Ph.D., Paul Sabatier University
Emanuelle Despagnet-Ayoub’s research interests lie in the development of transition-metal complexes for energy storage and polymerization; the photochemistry of aromatic compounds; and the activation of small molecules via electrochemical processes. Read her Oxy Story profile.
Professor Raul Navarro

Raul Navarro

Assistant Professor, Chemistry
B.S., Yale University; Ph.D., California Institute of Technology
Raul Navarro’s research focus lies in developing new chemical reactions and applying them in the synthesis of biologically active natural products.
Professor Eileen Spain

Eileen Spain

Carl F. Braun Professor of Chemistry
B.S., Sonoma State University; Ph.D., University of Utah
Eileen Spain teaches physical chemistry II (quantum mechanics and spectroscopy) and nanochemistry.
Professor Andrew Udit

Andrew K. Udit

Associate Professor, Chemistry; Advisory Committee, Biochemistry
H.B.Sc., University of Toronto; Ph.D., Caltech
Andrew Udit’s research in Chemical Biology focuses on perturbing coagulation with virus nanoparticles, and catalysis using enzymes.

On Special Appointment

Lauren Chin

Non Tenure-Track Instructor, Chemistry
B.A., Occidental College

Douglas Duquette

Full-Time Non-Tenure Track Assistant Professor, Chemistry
B.A., M.A., Harvard University; Ph.D., Caltech

Mike Gray

Non-Tenure Track Assistant Professor, Chemistry
B.A., University of California, Santa Cruz; M.S.,Ph.D., University of California, Santa Barbara

Natalie Muren

Non-Tenure Track Assistant Professor, Chemistry
B.A., Willamette University; Ph.D., California Institute of Technology

John Phillips

Non-Tenure Track Assistant Professor, Chemistry
B.S., University of California, Berkeley; Ph.D., University of Wisconsin, Madison

Weidong Wang

Instrumentation Facilities Manager; Non-Tenure Track Assistant Professor, Chemistry
B.S., from Jilin University; Ph.D., Rochester University

Anne Yu

Non-Tenure Track Instructor, Chemistry
B.A, Pomona College; M.S., UCLA

Emeriti/ae Faculty

Donald Deardorff

Carl F. Braun Professor, Chemistry, Kinesiology, Emeritus (1981-2015)
(323) 259-2763

Deardorff taught organic chemistry and organic synthesis at Oxy.

Phoebe Dea

Phoebe Dea

Fletcher Jones Professor, Chemistry, Emerita (1993-2014)
(323) 259-2625

Dea taught instrumental chemistry at Oxy.

Frank P. DeHaan

Carl F Braun Professor of Chemistry, Emeritus (1961-1995)