|Troy Campus||Dothan Campus|
|Ms. Marna Barnett||Dr. David Arrington|
|Dr. James Cho||Dr. Rodney Beaver|
|Dr. Arun Ghosh|
|Dr. Chris King|
|Dr. Shaoyang Liu|
|Dr. Suzanne Farver Lukjan|
|Dr. Stacey Mixon|
|Dr. Habib ur Rehman|
|Dr. Katherine Stewart|
|Dr. Zhiyong Wang|
I have a Bachelors Degree from Troy University, and 31 years of teaching experience at the high school level. I teach CHM I and Lab for Troy University. I love teaching which is why I do what I do. My interests in chemistry lean toward the medical field. The relationships of chemical elements and compounds that determine how the body reacts to its environment including toxic substances and diseases interest me most. In addition, I search for methods to present materials to students in a manner in which they are able to understand chemistry concepts more easily and be successful in the classes that I instruct.
Dr. James Cho has received his Bachelor’s in Biology and Chemistry from the University of Kansas (Lawrence, main campus) and Ph.D. in Biochemistry from the University of Oklahoma (Norman, main campus). After graduation, he worked as a post-doctoral affiliate researcher and an adjunct professor at the University of Oklahoma before he joined Troy University in August 2019. His research interests include synthesis of biomedical hydrogels for various types of cancer treatments, desired stem cell differentiations and also constructions of biological templates for inorganic/organic nanomaterial synthesis.
Dr Ghosh has received his Bachelor and Master in Chemistry from the University of North Bengal (India) and PhD in Polymer science from the Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur. After graduation he worked as post-doctoral researcher and scientist in various universities and R&D labs in North America and New Zealand. Dr Ghosh joined the Troy University in August 2019. His research interests include processing, characterization and application of different synthetic and natural polymers and their composites.
My research interests are educational computer software, improving the teaching and understanding of thermodynamics, and advancing higher education by collaborating on creating learning resources.
Dr. Liu received his B.S. in Applied Chemistry and Ph.D. in Analytical Chemistry from University of Science and Technology of China (USTC). After graduation, he worked as a postdoctoral researcher and Research Fellow at Auburn University. Then, he joined Troy University in 2012. His current research interest is to apply advanced analytical instruments in recycled plastic, renewable energy and food science areas.
Suzanne Farver Lukjan received her PhD in Biochemistry from the University of Florida in 2011. Dr. Suzanne Farver Lukjan joined the faculty at Troy University in 2013. Her research interests include membrane protein structure, lipid dynamics, and applying biophysical techniques, such as NMR, to study complex lipid membrane systems. She currently teaches general chemistry I (lecture\ lab) and Biochemistry (lecture\ lab).
Dr. Rehman received his Ph.D. in Chemistry from Mississippi State University in 2014. He is a computational chemist and uses theoretical and computational approaches to explore structure, function, and dynamics of large biomolecules. He currently teaches physical chemistry I and II (CHM-3381 and CHM-3382) alongside introductory chemistry courses and their associated labs.
I received my B.Sc. in Chemistry from Wilfrid Laurier University and an M.A.Sc. and Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Waterloo. My research focuses on tailoring polymeric materials (e.g. plastic, rubber) for specific applications.
His current research interest is in using Organic Chemistry as a tool to explore two areas: 1) The rational construction of metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) for clean energy-related applications including methane storage, hydrogen storage, and carbon dioxide capture; 2) The genetic incorporation of unnatural amino acids into proteins and labeling of proteins with small molecule probes.
I am a physical chemist with a background in surface science and electrochemistry. I am also interested in chemical education.
I am an organic chemist with a particular interest in analytical chromatography and spectroscopy.