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David Myers 

Professor David Myers at the blackboard.

Professor of Chemistry, Division Head for Science, Mathematics, and Computing

Contact

Fisher Science & Academic Center

Academic Program Affiliation(s)

Science, Mathematics and Computing, Chemistry, Pre-Medical

Areas of Specialization

  • Organic chemistry
  • Theoretical chemistry

Favorite/Regular Courses

  • Organic Chemistry I & II
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Computational Methods in Chemistry

Interests

Research Interests: Reactive intermediates; synthesis of natural product analogues; modeling of unusual compounds

Other Interests: Bicycling; hiking

Biography

Post-Doctoral Researcher, McMaster University, 1986-1987
Ph.D., Chemistry, Princeton University, 1988
M.A., Chemistry, Princeton University, 1983
B.S. in Chemistry; B.A. in Mathematics (magna cum laude), Fairleigh Dickinson University, 1980

His research has been published in the Journal of the American Chemical Society, the Journal of Organic Chemistry, and Tetrahedron Letters and he has co-authored papers in the American Journal of Physics and Trends in Plant Science with Eric Kramer, as well as Anuario Latinoamericano de educación quimica with several international colleagues. Along with colleague Michael Ducey (Missouri Western State University), Dr. Myers has published a laboratory exercise in theoretical chemistry for introductory students in The Chemical Educator, which was the result of an NSF-sponsored workshop held at the National Center for Supercomputing Applications, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. He is also a Research Associate at Williams College (2012–2017). He has been teaching at Simon's Rock since 1989.