Chemistry and Biochemistry

Sean Butler

Sean Butler

Title: Associate Professor of Chemistry / Chemistry Master's Program Coordinator
Department: Chemistry and Biochemistry
Building: RBS 3031
Phone: 903.565.5654


  • B.S. Chemistry, The University of Texas at Tyler, 2004
  • Ph.D. Organic Chemistry, The Ohio State University, 2011


Sean C. Butler received his Bachelor of Science degree in chemistry from The University of Texas at Tyler in 2004. He then went on to graduate school at The Ohio State University in Columbus. While in graduate school, he studied organic chemistry and was involved in a variety of projects centered on the total synthesis of natural products. He graduated from Ohio State in the spring of 2011 and began his career at UT Tyler in the fall. He enjoys being in the classroom with students and teaching undergraduate laboratory courses. He has been privileged to receive numerous awards and honors.

Dr. Butler’s academic and research interests involve chemical education, synthetic organic chemistry, peptide chemistry, natural products chemistry, medicinal/pharmaceutical chemistry, and chemical outreach. During his time at UT Tyler, he has mentored numerous students that have presented their research at local, regional, and national chemical conferences. Many of these students have gone on to become physicians, research or industrial scientists, pharmacists, and others have decided to become teachers themselves to spread their love of science to future generations.

When he is not involved in teaching or research, Dr. Butler enjoys photography, woodworking, as well as traveling and visiting national parks with his wife, Samantha, and daughter, Ryann.

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