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Department: Chemistry & Physics

Laura StultzNo Photo Available

Professor of Chemistry

Office:

Stephens Science Center 340

Contact Information:

Birmingham-Southern College
Box 549022
Division of Science and Mathematics
900 Arkadelphia Rd
Birmingham, AL 35254
Office Phone: (205) 226-4877
Office Fax: (205) 226 3078
E-mail: lstultz@bsc.edu

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Brief Career Background:

After college, Dr. Stultz taught high school science for three years at a private school in Bethesda, Md. She then attended graduate school to obtain a Ph.D. in Inorganic Chemistry working with Professor Thomas Meyer at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Upon completion of her graduate degree, Dr. Stultz did postdoctoral research with Profesor George Christou at Indiana Univeristy and taught Introductory Chemistry. She began her career at Birmingham-Southern in 1997.

Educational Background:

B.A. Chemistry, Oberlin College 1986
Ph.D. Chemistry, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill 1995.

Areas of Academic Interest:

  • Metal Containing Anti-Cancer Drugs
  • Coordination Chemistry
  • Electron Transfer Reactions of Transition Metals Bioinorganic Chemistry

Courses Taught:

CH 101 Introductory Chemistry (1)
An introduction to the fundamental principles of chemistry and the importance of chemistry in modern life. This course may be counted toward the laboratory science requirement but cannot be used as a prerequisite for CH 122. Three lecture periods and one three-hour laboratory per week.

CH 121 General Chemistry I (1)
A study of the laws and theories of chemistry, stoichiometry atomic and molecular structure of matter, chemical bonding, properties of solutions, and periodicity of the elements. Three lecture periods and one three-hour laboratory per week. Two tutorial sessions are offered each week. Prerequisite: satisfactory score on math ACT or SAT and on chemistry placement exam. Fall, Summer.

CH 122 General Chemistry II (1)
A continuation of CH 121, covering equilibria, thermodynamics, kinetics, and oxidation reduction. Laboratory work includes semi-micro qualitative analysis. Three lecture periods and one three-hour laboratory per week. Prerequisite: CH 121. Spring.

CH 149 Chemical Principles (1)
A one-semester course covering advanced topics in atomic theory, equilibria, thermodynamics, and kinetics, as well as an introduction to organic and biochemistry. This course is designed for students with excellent high school preparation in chemistry and replaces the CH 121/122 sequence. Three lecture periods and one three hour laboratory per week. Prerequisite: AP score of four or consent of instructor. Fall.

CH 406 Inorganic Chemistry (1)
A course containing both theoretical and descriptive inorganic chemistry. Topics include group theory and symmetry, crystal field theory, coordination chemistry, reaction mechanisms, organometallic chemistry, and bioinorganic chemistry. Three lecture periods and one three-hour laboratory per week. Prerequisite: CH 312. Spring.

Science and Public Policy and the Environment (Interim)

Medical Spanish (Interim)