Laura Boyd D.A.

EDUCATIONImage of Dr. Laura Boyd

August, 2005 to August, 2009: Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of Mississippi, University, MS 38677

Doctor of Arts in Chemistry, Cumulative GPA: 3.90

Dissertation Defense: Heterogeneous Electron Transfer Rate Constant for Ferrocene/Ferrocenium in Room-Temperature Ionic Liquids

August, 2001 to May, 2005: Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of Mississippi, University, MS 38677

Bachelor of Science in Chemistry, Cumulative GPA: 3.78

EMPLOYMENT HISTORY

August, 2009 to Present: University of Texas at Tyler, Department of Chemistry, Tyler, TX 75799

Title: Senior Lecturer

  • CHEM 1305: Introductory Chemistry I Lecture – Fall 2009-2019; Spring 2010-2020; Summer 2013, 2014, 2015
  • CHEM 1105: Introductory Chemistry I Lab – Fall 2009-2019; Spring 2010-2020;  Summer 2013, 2014, 2015
  • CHEM 1111: General Chemistry I Lab – Fall 2011-2012;  Spring 2011-2020
  • CHEM 1112: General Chemistry II Lab –  Spring 2010
  • CHEM 1320: Forensic Chemistry I Lecture with Lab – Fall 2014-2018; Spring 2015, 2020
  • CHEM 1321: Forensic Chemistry II Lecture with Lab – Spring 2019
  • CHEM 5301: Introduction to Graduate Teaching and Research – Fall 2019

August, 2007 to May, 2008: University of Mississippi, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University, MS

Title: Instructor of Record

  • CHEM 101: Introductory Chemistry
  • CHEM 102: Introductory Chemistry Lab

August, 2003 to July, 2009: University of Mississippi, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University, MS 38677

Title: Teaching/Research Assistant

Research Assistant for Dr. Charles L. Hussey

Teaching Assistant for:

  • CHEM 115: Majors General Chemistry Lab I
  • CHEM 314: Quantitative Analysis Lab
  • CHEM 469: Instrumental Analysis Lab (ICP-OES, IR, UV-VIS)
  • CHEM 512: Advanced Instrumental Analysis Lab (GC, HPLC, GC-MS, NMR)
  • CHEM 514: Electrochemistry Lab


Title: First Aid/CPR Instructor (2008-present)

Taught First Aid/CPR/AED to all Girl Scout Heart of the South summer camp staff.

 

AWARDS AND HONORS

  • Departmental Award for Excellence in Teaching - May 2017
  • Provost’s Excellence in Teaching Award (received August, 2016)
  • Regents’ Outstanding Teaching Award Nominee (2016)
  • Provost’s Excellence in Teaching 2013-2014 (received August 2014)               
  • Regents’ Outstanding Teaching Award Nominee (2014)
  • White Fellowship Award Nominee (2014)
  • Academic Excellence (received Fall 2014)
  • Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society
  • Collegiate All-American Scholar
  • Who’s Who Among American Colleges and Universities
  • USAA National Collegiate Natural Sciences Award
  • National Society for Collegiate Scholars Honor Society
  • Golden Key International Honor Society
  • Alpha Epsilon Delta – Pre-Med Honor Society
  • Gamma Beta Phi Honor Society
  • Chancellor’s Honor Roll


American Chemical Society Student Chapter Awards Earned while Advisor or Co-Advisor:

  • 2009-10 Honorable Mention Chapter            
  • 2010-11 Outstanding Chapter + Green Chemistry Award    
  • 2011-12 Commendable Chapter + Green Chemistry            
  • 2013-14 Outstanding Chapter + Green Chemistry                
  • 2014-15 Outstanding Chapter                                                  
  • 2015-16 Commendable Chapter + Green Chemistry                                                               
  • 2016-17 Outstanding Chapter + Green Chemistry                                                                      
  • 2017-18 Outstanding Chapter + Green Chemistry                                                                   
  • 2018-19 Outstanding Chapter
     

SERVICE LEADERSHIP AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Advisor/Co-Advisor of American Chemical Society UT-Tyler Student Chapter (2009-2012, 2013-Present)

Coordinated student travel and attended ACS National Meeting 2010, 2011, 2012, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019,  2020

Omega Phi Alpha Vice President of Service, National Service Sorority (2003-2004)

 

SERVICE ACTIVITIES

UNIVERSITY SERVICE (The University of Texas at Tyler)

University Committees & Other University-Wide Service

  • Member    Faculty Recognition Subcommittee, 2012–2015.
  • Member    David G. and Jacqueline M . Braithwaite Scholarship in Chemistry 2010-12
  • Member    CAS Faculty Advisory Council, 2019-Present


Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry Committees & Other Departmental Service

  • Introductory Chemistry I Laboratory Coordinator, 2009–Present.
  • General Chemistry I Laboratory Coordinator, Spring ‘12, ‘13, ‘14, ‘16, ‘17, ‘18, ‘19, ‘20.
  • Advisor - American Chemical Society Student Chapter, 2009–2012, 2013-present .
  • Chair - Students’ Retention and Success Committee, 2019-2020, member 2018-2019
  • Chair - Fermentation Chemist Search Committee, 2018-2019
  • Member -  Graduate Program Committee, 2019-2020
  • Member -3+4 Curriculum Sub-Committee, 2019-2020
  • Member - Fermentation Chemistry Curriculum Sub-Committee, 2018-2020
  • Member - Awards and Scholarship Committee, 2015–2020
  • Member - Internal Advisory Committee, 2014–2020
  • Member - Core Curriculum Assessment Committee, 2013–2020
  • Member - Safety Committee, 2010-2020
  • Member - Assistant Professor of Biochemistry Search Committee, 2013–2014
  • Member - Chemistry Lecturer Search Committee, 2013–2014
  • Member - Administrative Assistant Search Committee, Fall 2013
  • Member - Scholarship Committee, 2011–2012
  • Member - Visiting Assistant Professor of Physics Search Committee, 2011–2012
  • Member - Assistant Professor of Chemistry Search Committee, 2010–2011
  • Member - Department Chair Search Committee, 2010–2011
  • Member - Chemistry Lecturer Search Committee, 2009–2010
  • Member - Assistant Professor of Chemistry Search Committee, 2009–2010
  • Member - Physics Lecturer Search Committee, 2009–2010
  • Member - Laboratory Assistant Committee, 2009–2010


COMMUNITY SERVICE (General)

  • Volunteer lifeguard for a one week session at a camp for special needs children Summers 2001-present
  • Assisted in chemical education outreach booth at the Tyler Mini-Maker Faire - current
  • Organized chemistry magic show for homeschooled children Nov 2014, Feb 2016
  • Helped organize/implement multiple chemistry magic shows for various schools 2013-present
  • Webelo/Cub Scouts Science Day organizer & participant 2013-2015 - 5 hour on-campus workshop fulfilling the Science Badge and Belt-Loop requirements.
  • Girl Scout Science Day participant/organizer       May 2012, March 2015 - 4 hour on-campus workshop earning the Home Scientist Badge and Forensic Badge
  • Texas Adopt-A-Highway Program participant (4-6 annual events) 2009–2017
  • Relay For Life - American Cancer Society April 2010, 2011, 2012, 2014


PROFESSIONAL SERVICE

Member    American Chemical Society                   2003–Present

MENTORING ACTIVITIES  

Chemistry Major Advisor— Last Names H-K                      2017-Present

High School Mentorship Advisor            Sabrina Singler    2013–2014

RESEARCH EXPERICENCE

August, 2005 to May, 2009 – Doctoral thesis research under Dr. Charles L. Hussey.  I studied the electron transfer rate constant of Ferrocene/Ferrocenium mixture in four different ionic liquids.  The ionic liquids contained the same anion, bis((trifluoromethyl) sulfonyl)imide, with various cations, tri-1-butylmethylammonium, 1-methyl-3-ethylimidazolium, 1-butyl-3-methylimidazolium, and 1-butylpyridinium.

GRANTS, PRESENTATIONS, and PUBLICATIONS

·         December 2011 The American Chemical Society in Travel Grant.   Boyd, L.E. and Mason, R.N. Travel Monies for the Student Chapter to attend the National ACS Meeting, $300    Funded     March 2012

·         January 2015 The American Chemical Society in Travel Grant.   Boyd, L.E. and Smee, J.S. Travel Monies for the Student Chapter to attend the National ACS Meeting, $300    Funded     March 2015

·         January 2016 The American Chemical Society in Travel Grant.   Boyd, L.E. and Leamer, L.A. Travel Monies for the Student Chapter to attend the National ACS Meeting, $300     Funded     March 2016

·         January 2017 The American Chemical Society in Travel Grant.   Boyd, L.E. and Johnson, L.A. Travel Monies for the Student Chapter to attend the National ACS Meeting, $300     Funded     April 2017

·         January 2018 The American Chemical Society in Travel Grant.   Boyd, L.E. and Johnson, L.A. Travel Monies for the Student Chapter to attend the National ACS Meeting, $300     Funded     March 2018

·         January 2019 The American Chemical Society in Travel Grant. Boyd, L.E. and Johnson, L.A. Travel Monies for the Student Chapter to attend the National ACS Meeting, $300 Funded     March 2019

·         January 2020 The American Chemical Society in Travel Grant. Boyd, L.E. and Johnson, L.A. Travel Monies for the Student Chapter to attend the National ACS Meeting, $300 Funded     March 2020

PUBLICATIONS

·      Tsuda, T., Boyd, L., Kuwabata, S. and Hussey, C.L. Electrochemical Behavior of Copper(I) Oxide in Urea-Choline Chloride Room Temperature Melts. Transactions of the Electrochemical Society. 2009, 16 (Issue 49), 159.

·      Tsuda, T., Boyd, L., Kuwabata, S., and Hussey, C.L. Electrochemistry of Copper(I) Oxide in the 66.7-33.3 mol % Urea-Choline Chloride Room Temperature Eutectic Melt. Journal of The Electrochemical Society 2010, 157, F96-F103.

·      Pan, Y., Boyd, L., Kruplak, J., Cleland Jr, W.E., Wilkes, J.S., and Hussey, C.L. Physical and Transport Properties of Bis(trifluoromethylsulfonyl)imide-Based Room-Temperature Ionic Liquids: Application to the Diffusion of Tris(2,2 -bipyridyl)ruthenium(II). Journal of The Electrochemical Society 2011, 158, F1-F9.

PROFESSIONAL PRESENTATIONS

J. Michael King, Tanvir Rashid, Lauren A. Johnson, and Laura E. Boyd. “UT Tyler ACS Student Chapter.” 257th National Meeting of the American Chemical Society, Orlando, FL.  March 2019 (Poster).

Christy Hjorth, Jessica Bird, Lauren A. Johnson, and Laura E. Boyd. “UT Tyler ACS Student Chapter.” 255th  National Meeting of the American Chemical Society, New Orleans, LA.  March 2018 (Poster).

Christy Hjorth, Payton Hightower, Lauren A. Johnson, and Laura E. Boyd. “UT Tyler ACS Student Chapter.” 253rd National Meeting of the American Chemical Society, San Francisco, CA.  April 2017 (Poster).

Matthew Terra, Laura Calvo, Lauren A. Leamer, and Laura E. Boyd. “UT Tyler ACS Student Chapter.” 251st National Meeting of the American Chemical Society, San Diego, CA.  March 2016 (Poster).

Laura Calvo, Patrick Martin, Brian Western, Jason J. Smee, and Laura E. Boyd. “UT Tyler ACS Student Chapter.” 249th National Meeting of the American Chemical Society, Denver, CO.  March 2015 (Poster).

Matthew Brantley, Justin Hazlerig, Jason J. Smee, and Laura E. Boyd. “UT Tyler ACS Student Chapter.” 247th National Meeting of the American Chemical Society, Dallas, TX.  March 2014 (Poster).

Michele Folmer, Michele Jenkins, Melissa McGraw, Jason J. Smee, and Laura E. Boyd. “American Chemical Society Student Chapter at The University of Texas at Tyler.” 243rd National Meeting of the American Chemical Society, San Diego, CA.  March 2012 (Poster).

Laura E. Boyd, and Charles L. Hussey “Heterogeneous Electron Transfer Rate Constant for Ferrocene/Ferrocenium in Room-Temperature Ionic Liquids.” The Southeastern Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society, Nashville, TN.  November 2008 (Poster)