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Deb Austin Ph.D.

Departments and Positions:
Office of the Dean, Associate Dean of Academic Advising
Phones:
School Extension 3284
Biography:

Deborah Austin, Ph.D.  
Professor of Chemistry
Associate Dean of Academic Advising

Department of Chemistry
Wilson College
1015 Philadelphia Avenue
Chambersburg PA 17201

Email: daustin@wilson.edu
Phone: 717-264-4141 ext. 3284
Office: SC 201

Curriculum vitae

Education

1984  Ph.D. in Analytical Chemistry
         Dissertation “Application of Modulated Hydrodynamic
         Voltammetry to the Study of Anodic Electrocatalysis
         Iowa State University, Ames, IA

1980  B.S. in Chemistry, cum laude
         Clarion State College, Clarion, PA

 

Select Awards

2006  Outstanding Service to Students, Wilson College
2005  Summer Research Stipend, Wilson College
2001  Donald F. Bletz Award for Teaching Excellence, Wilson College
1999  Donald F. Bletz Award for Teaching Excellence, Wilson College
1995  Faculty Award for Teaching Excellence, Wilson College
1991  Lindback Foundation Award for Distinguished Teaching, Wilson College
1982  Outstanding Teaching Award in Analytical Chemistry, Iowa State University
1980  Shell Fellowship, Iowa State University
1980  American Institute of Chemists Award, Clarion State College
Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers, 3rd edition, 5th edition, 6th edition,
          8th edition, 9th edition


Courses Taught

CHM 103   Fundamentals of General Chemistry
CHM 104   Fundamentals of Organic Chemistry
CHM 201   Organic Chemistry I
CHM 202   Organic Chemistry II
CHM 301   Physical Chemistry I
CHM 270   Topics: Medicinal Chemistry
WS 225     Women in Science


Consulting

1988 – present  Pine Instrument Company, Grove City, PA


Grants

2002  Spectroscopy Society of Pittsburgh Equipment Grant, joint effort with Ray Shively
1995  Spectroscopy Society of Pittsburgh Equipment Grant,, joint effort with Ray Shively
1988  Ben Franklin Partnership Grant with Pine Instrument Company, Grove City, PA


Organizations

Member, American Chemical Society
Member, National Association for Academic Advising


Publications and Presentations

D.S. Austin, “Using POGIL in a Non-Majors Organic/Biochemistry Course”, American Chemical Society National Meeting, August 2005.

B. R. Wels, D. S. Austin-Harrison and D. C. Johnson, “The Electrocatalytic Reduction of Iodate at Platinum Electrodes in 0.5 M H2SO4”, Langmuir, 7(1991)559.

D. S. Austin-Harrison and D. C. Johnson, “Pulsed Amperometric Detection Based on Direct and Indirect Anodic Reactions:  A review”, Electroanalysis, 1(1989)189.           

T. D. Cabelka, D. S. Austin, and D. C. Johnson, “Electrocatalytic Oxidation of As(III). Part II.  Kinetic Studies at Pt Electrodes”, J. Electrochem. Soc., 132(1985)359.

D. S. Austin, J. A. Polta, T. Z. Polta, A. P.-C. Tang, T. D. Cabelka, and D. C. Johnson, “Electrocatalysis at Pt Electrodes for Anodic Electroanalysis”, J. Electroanal. Chem., 168(1984)227.

T. D. Cabelka, D. S. Austin, and D. C. Johnson, “Electrocatalytic Oxidation of As(III). Part I.  Voltammetric Studies at Pt Electrodes in 0.5 M HClO4”, J. Electrochem. Soc., 131(1984)1595.

D. S. Austin, D. C. Johnson, T. G. Hines, and E. T. Berti, “Square-wave Hydrodynamically Modulated Voltammetry”, Anal. Chem., 55(1983)2222.

D. S. Austin, D. C. Johnson, T. G. Hines, and E. T. Berti, “Square-wave Hydrodynamically Modulated Voltammetry” presented at the National Meeting of the Electrochemical Society, Washington D. C., October 1983.

D. S. Austin and D. C. Johnson, “Square-wave Modulated Hydrodynamic Voltammetry” presented at the meeting of the Iowa Academy of Science, Luther College, April 1983.


Recent Abstracts

H. Plank, R. Shively and D. Austin, “Extraction of Isoflavones from Soybean”, J. Penn. Acad. Sci., 79(2006)121.

J. Reggi, R. Shively, D. Austin, “Methyltrioxorhenium-Catalyzed Epoxidation of Olefins in Halogen-Free Ionic Liquids”, J. Penn. Acad. Sci. 79(2006)122.    

A. Whitney, D. Austin and R. Welliver, “Detection of Plum Pox Virus (PPV) in Herbaceous Hosts”, J. Penn. Acad. Sci., 76(2003)140.


Personal information

Mom to four-legged, furry “kids”:  Lymric (whippet), Myka (black lab), Maddye (chocolate lab), and Mystery (domestic short-hair cat)

Aunt to Kristen (Butler University), Ashley (Fishers High School) and Amber (Fishers High School)

Hometown:  Punxsutawney, PA