School of Arts and Sciences | Chemistry Faculty
Sarah Preston, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Chemistry, Chair
440 684 6073
Office: Dauby 119
Sarah S. Preston was born in Cincinnati, OH and received a B.S. degree in chemistry from Ohio University in 1999, her M.S. degree in 2002 and her Ph.D. in 2006, both from The Ohio State University working with Jon R. Parquette. At Ohio State, she was a University Fellow, a GAANN Fellow and a Proctor & Gamble Industrial Fellow. After completing her graduate work, she became a faculty member at Ursuline College, where she currently serves as department chair and explores interests in technology in education and ligand synthesis for asymmetric catalysis. She lives in Mentor with her husband, Adam.Melissa Barranger-Mathys, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Chemistry
440 684 6006
Dr. Barranger Mathys is the newest faculty member of the Chemistry Department. She joined Ursuline College after spending 13 years teaching chemistry and biochemistry at Mercyhurst College. She completed her undergraduate work at the University of Akron and her Ph.D. at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, VA. At Ursuline College she teaches Principles of Chemistry and Biochemistry. Most recently she was chosen to be the college mentor of the National Chemistry Olympiad
team. This team consists of four of the brightest high school students and a team of three mentors. In July of each year, this team competes with 76 other countries for the gold in chemistry.
Mary Kay Deley, M.S.
440 449 2227
Office: Besse 105Jeanette Nappier, Ph.D.
Professor Emeritus, Chemistry
Dr. Jeanette Nappier's professional career is a blend of industrial research and college teaching.
As a research supervisor for Republic Steel Corporation she published in the area of metal corrosion and as a Senior Research Chemist for BP C
hemical she was awarded a patent in homogeneous catalysis. She has held faculty positions at the University of Arizona, the University of Texas, Permian and Ursuline College, a position which she currently holds. Her present research is in chemical education of under-represented populations. Dr. Nappier is married to Dr. Thomas Nappier and they have two adult children. Jeffrey Eummer
Chemistry Lab Coordinator
440 646 8125
Office: Dauby 125