Colleen Munro-Leighton

Colleen Munro-Leighton, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry

Ph.D. in lnorganic Chemistry, North Carolina State University
Research Areas: Organometallic Chemistry, Catalysis, Green Chemistry

Dr. Munro-Leighton joined our department in the Fall of 2012. After completing her Ph.D., she went on to hold a postdoctoral appointment at the University of Virginia and a Visiting Assistant Professorship at Truman State University. Her research interests include organometallic catalysis and CO2 remediation. She works with undergraduate researchers synthesizing catalysts for C-H bond activation, synthesizing salts for CO2 remediation, and on the development of laboratories on the chemistry of soap. She teaches courses in the areas of inorganic chemistry, organic chemistry, synthesis, chemistry courses for first year students and first year seminar. In 2013-2014, she received the Elmhurst College President’s Award for Excellence in Teaching.

Dr. Munro-Leighton has a Ph.D. in chemistry from North Carolina State University, Raleigh and a B.S. in Chemistry from Butler University.

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