Deborah Austin, Ph.D.
Professor of Chemistry
Associate Dean of Academic Advising
Department of Chemistry
1015 Philadelphia Avenue
Chambersburg PA 17201
Phone: 717-264-4141 ext. 3284
Office: SC 201
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
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
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
1988 – present Pine Instrument Company, Grove City, PA
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
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.
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.
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