Faculty & Staff Directory
- Assistant Professor
The Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry welcomes Dr. Sarah Ward to the department. Dr. Ward joined us in August 2021 as a Term Assistant Professor of Organic Chemistry, after completing an instructional position at Warren Wilson College (Swannanoa, NC).
Dr. Ward’s dissertation research, completed under the guidance of Prof. David R. Williams, focused on synthetic organic chemistry----- examining the total synthesis of marine natural products, with cytotoxic properties against human colon carcinoma. She has experience teaching undergraduate courses (Organic Chemistry I & II lectures, Organic I & I labs, and General Chemistry I lecture; Survey of Organic Chemistry, Advanced Organic Chemistry) and graduate level Natural Product Synthesis.
Dr. Ward earned a Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry (2019) from Indiana University (Bloomington, IN). She also holds a B.S. in Chemistry (2012), with a minor in Mathematics, from Western Kentucky University