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School of Arts and Sciences | Chemistry Faculty

Ursuline Professor Melissa Barranger-Mathys talks about the future of Chemistry from Ursuline College on Vimeo.

Mary Kay Deley, M.S.
Assistant Professor, Chemistry, Chair
440 449 2227
Office: Dauby 127

Melissa Barranger-Mathys, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Chemistry
440 684 6006   Office: Dauby 126

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.

Sarah Preston, Ph.D.
Interim Dean of the School of Arts & Sciences
440 684 6073
Office: Mullen 335

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.

Jeanette Nappier, Ph.D.
Professor Emerita, 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 Chemical 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.

Sheri Israel, M.S.
Chemistry Lab Coordinator
440 646 8125
Office: Dauby 125

Constanta Petcu
Chemistry Tutor