Sheila R. Smith, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry
College of Arts, Sciences, and Letters
Natural Sciences
313-583-6399

Teaching Areas:

Biochemistry, Chemistry (ACS certified)

Research Areas:

Biochemistry, Bioinorganic Chemistry

Biography and Education

Education

Post-Doctoral Research Associate: Michigan State University, 1998-2001

Post-Doctoral Research Associate: Amherst College,1997-1998

Ph.D., Inorganic Chemistry, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, 1997

B.S. North Carolina State University, 1992

Selected Publications

'Foundation Coursework in Undergraduate Inorganic Chemistry: Results from a National Survey of Inorganic Chemistry Faculty.” Journal of Chemical Education, 2015, 92 (6), 973-979.

“In-Depth Coursework in Undergraduate Inorganic Chemistry: Results from a National Survey of Inorganic Chemistry Faculty” Journal of Chemical Education, 2015, 92 (6), 980-985.

“Great Expectations: Using an Analysis of Current Practices to Propose a Framework for the Undergraduate Inorganic Curriculum”, Inorganic Chemistry, 2015, 54 (18), pp 8859–8868.

“Investigation of the Copper Binding Site and the Role of Histidine as a Ligand in Riboflavin Binding Protein.” Inorganic Chemistry, 2008, 47, 6867–6872.

Awards and Recognition

Leadership Council, IONiC (Interactive Online Network of Inorganic Chemists)
Alternate Councilor, Division of inorganic Chemistry (2014-2017)
ACS Inorganic Exam Committee, 2014,2016