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Tonya Peeples

Associate Dean for Equity and Inclusion
Professor of Chemical Engineering

Affiliation(s):

  • Engineering Dean's Office
  • Center for Engineering Outreach and Inclusion
  • Chemical Engineering

101M Hammond Building

tzp225@psu.edu

814-865-7876

Research Areas:

Biotechnology and Synthetic Biology; Energy & the Environment; Interfaces & Surfaces; Materials & Nanotechnology

Interest Areas:

Biotechnology of extremophiles, synthesis of specialty chemicals and pharmaceuticals, removing pollution from the environment (bioremediation), creating valuable products from bio-renewable starting materials

 
 

 

Education

  • BS, Chemical Engineering, NC State University, 1988
  • Ph D, Chemical Engineering, Johns Hopkins University, 1994

Publications

Journal Articles

  • C. S. Grant and Tonya Peeples, 2018, "Professional societies and African American engineering leaders: Paving pathways and empowering legacies", MRS Bulletin, 43, (9), pp. 703-709
  • R. Gonzalez, F. Nicolau and Tonya Peeples, 2017, "Optimization of the 11a-hydroxylation of steroid DHEA by solvent-adapted Beauveria bassiana", Biocatalysis and Biotransformation, 35, (2), pp. 103-109
  • V. A. Henry, J. L.P. Jessop and Tonya Peeples, 2017, "Differentiating Pseudomonas sp. strain ADP cells in suspensions and biofilms using Raman spectroscopy and scanning electron microscopy", Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry, 409, (5), pp. 1441-1449
  • V. A. Henry, J. Jessop and Tonya Peeples, 2017, "Differentiating Pseudomonas sp strain ADP cells in suspensions and biofilms using Raman spectroscopy and scanning electron microscopy", ANALYTICAL AND BIOANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY, 409, (5), pp. 1441-1449
  • R. Gonzalez, F. Nicolau and Tonya Peeples, 2017, "Optimization of the 11-hydroxylation of steroid DHEA by solvent-adapted Beauveria bassiana", BIOCATALYSIS AND BIOTRANSFORMATION, 35, (2), pp. 103-109
  • S. J. Garikipati and Tonya Peeples, 2015, "Solvent resistance pumps of Pseudomonas putida S12: Applications in 1-naphthol production and biocatalyst engineering", Journal of Biotechnology, 210, pp. 91-99
  • S. J. Garikipati and Tonya Peeples, 2015, "Solvent resistance pumps of Pseudomonas putida S12: Applications in 1-naphthol production and biocatalyst engineering", JOURNAL OF BIOTECHNOLOGY, 210, pp. 91-99
  • Tonya Peeples, 2014, "Bioremediation Using Extremophiles", MICROBIAL BIODEGRADATION AND BIOREMEDIATION, pp. 251-268
  • S. J. Garikipati, A. M. McIver and Tonya Peeples, 2009, "Whole-cell biocatalysis for 1-naphthol production in liquid-liquid biphasic systems", Applied and Environmental Microbiology, 75, (20), pp. 6545-6552
  • S. J. Garikipati, A. M. McIver and Tonya Peeples, 2009, "Whole-Cell Biocatalysis for 1-Naphthol Production in Liquid-Liquid Biphasic Systems", APPLIED AND ENVIRONMENTAL MICROBIOLOGY, 75, (20), pp. 6545-6552
  • Nicole Biglione, V. G. J. Rodgers and Tonya Peeples, 2008, "Determining design and scale-up parameters for degradation of atrazine with suspended Pseudomonas sp ADP in aqueous bioreactors", BIOTECHNOLOGY PROGRESS, 24, (3), pp. 588-592
  • A. M. McIver, S. J. Garikipati, K. S. Bankole, M. Gyamerah and Tonya Peeples, 2008, "Microbial oxidation of naphthalene to cis-1,2-naphthalene dihydrodiol using naphthalene dioxygenase in biphasic media", BIOTECHNOLOGY PROGRESS, 24, (3), pp. 593-598
  • Mian Li, Michael J. Hanford, Jin Woo Kim and Tonya Peeples, 2007, "Amyloglucosidase enzymatic reactivity inside lipid vesicles", Journal of Biological Engineering, 1
  • J. W. Kim and Tonya Peeples, 2006, "Screening extremophiles for bioconversion potentials", Biotechnology Progress, 22, (6), pp. 1720-1724
  • E. G. Ankudey, H. F. Olivo and Tonya Peeples, 2006, "Lipase-mediated epoxidation utilizing urea-hydrogen peroxide in ethyl acetate", Green Chemistry, 8, (10), pp. 923-926
  • E. G. Ankudey, H. F. Olivo and Tonya Peeples, 2006, "Lipase-mediated epoxidation utilizing urea-hydrogen peroxide in ethyl acetate", GREEN CHEMISTRY, 8, (10), pp. 923-926
  • J. Kim and Tonya Peeples, 2006, "Screening extremophiles for bioconversion potentials", BIOTECHNOLOGY PROGRESS, 22, (6), pp. 1720-1724
  • H. F. Olivo, A. Osorio-Lozada and Tonya Peeples, 2005, "Microbial oxidation/amidation of benzhydrylsulfanyl acetic acid. Synthesis of (+)-modafinil", Tetrahedron Asymmetry, 16, (21), pp. 3507-3511
  • J. Fang, O. Chan, C. Kato, T. Sato, Tonya Peeples and Karl Niggemeyer, 2003, "Phospholipid FA of piezophilic bacteria from the deep sea", Lipids, 38, (8), pp. 885-887
  • H. F. Olivo, Tonya Peeples, M. Y. Ríos, F. V., J. W. Kim and S. N., 2003, "Microbial C-hydroxylation and ß-4-O-methylglucosidation of methyl-benzamide 7-azanorbornane ethers with Beauveria bassiana", Journal of Molecular Catalysis B: Enzymatic, 21, (3), pp. 97-105
  • M. Li, J. W. Kim and Tonya Peeples, 2002, "Kinetic enhancement of starch bioconversion in thermoseparating aqueous two-phase reactor systems", Biochemical Engineering Journal, 11, (1), pp. 25-32
  • M. J. Hanford and Tonya Peeples, 2002, "Archaeal tetraether lipids: Unique structures and applications", Applied Biochemistry and Biotechnology - Part A Enzyme Engineering and Biotechnology, 97, (1), pp. 45-62
  • M. Li, J. Kim and Tonya Peeples, 2002, "Amylase partitioning and extractive bioconversion of starch using thermoseparating aqueous two-phase systems", Journal of Biotechnology, 93, (1), pp. 15-26
  • J. Kim, L. O. Flowers, M. Whiteley and Tonya Peeples, 2001, "Biochemical Confirmation and Characterization of the Family-57-Like a-Amylase of Methanococcus jannaschii", Folia Microbiologica, 46, (6), pp. 467-473
  • J. Kim, H. A. Terc, L. O. Flowers, M. Whiteley and Tonya Peeples, 2001, "Novel, Thermostable Family-13-Like Glycoside Hydrolase from Methanococcus jannaschii", Folia Microbiologica, 46, (6), pp. 475-481
  • S. Stolyar, A. M. Costello, Tonya Peeples and M. E. Lidstrom, 1999, "Role of multiple gene copies in particulate methane monooxygenase activity in the methane-oxidizing bacterium Methylococcus capsulatus Bath", Microbiology, 145, (5), pp. 1235-1244
  • J. Semrau, A. Chistoserdov, J. Lebron, A. Costello, Tonya Peeples and M. Lidstrom, 1995, "Cloning And Characterization Of Genes For The Particulate Methane Monooxygenase", Journal Of Cellular Biochemistry, pp. 51-51 Suppl. 21A
  • Tonya Peeples and R. M. Kelly, 1995, "Bioenergetic response of the extreme thermoacidophile Metallosphaera sedula to thermal and nutritional stresses", Applied and Environmental Microbiology, 61, (6), pp. 2314-2321
  • Tonya Peeples and R. M. Kelly, 1993, "Bioenergetics of the metal/sulfur-oxidizing extreme thermoacidophile, Metallosphaera sedula", Fuel, 72, (12), pp. 1619-1624
  • Tonya Peeples, S. Hirosue, G. J. Olson and R. M. Kelly, 1991, "Coal sulphur transformations monitored by hyperthermophilic archaebacteria", Fuel, 70, (5), pp. 599-604
  • D. Thompson, B. Field, H. Lehmler , D. Kalpin , M. Hladik , K. Shilling, W. Bao, G. LeFevere, Tonya Peeples and J. Vargo, , "Implications for Human Health: A critical review on the potential impact of neonicotinoids use", Environmental Science: Processes & Impacts

Conference Proceedings

  • M. Delcau and Tonya Peeples, 2018, "Kinetic characterization and differentiation of atrazine catabolism via Pseudomonas sp strain ADP biofilms and planktonic cells", ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY, 255
  • Tonya Peeples, T. R. Peterson, M. K. Nyaema and B. Newhall, 2017, "Engagement in practice: Increasing the researcher/inclusion staff collaboration culture for inspiration of diverse learners in science technology engineering and mathematics (STEM)", 2017-June
  • M. Delcau and Tonya Peeples, 2017, "Temporal and temperature-dependence on expression of Atrazine-degrading genes in Pseudomonas sp ADP biofilms", ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY, 253
  • V. Henry, J. Jessop and Tonya Peeples, 2016, "Identification of functional group characteristics and physicochemical properties of Pseudomonas sp strain ADP biofilm", ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY, 251
  • R. Gonzalez, M. F. Nicolau and Tonya Peeples, 2015, "N-alkane Solvent-enhanced Biotransformation of Steroid DHEA", Journal of Advances in Biology & Biotechnology, 2, (1), pp. 2394-1081
  • V. Henry, J. Jessop and Tonya Peeples, 2015, "Analyzing the degradation capacity within Pseudomonas sp strain ADP biofilm", ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY, 249
  • F. N. Manterola and Tonya Peeples, 2015, "Methods to increase substrate conversion in the fungus, Beauveria bassiana", ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY, 249
  • V. A. Henry, Tonya Peeples and J. L. Jessop, 2013, "Detecting pseudomonas sp. Strain ADP in an atrazine enriched environment with raman spectroscopy", pp. 904
  • Tonya Peeples, T. Akim Nilausen, K. Olanrewaju and Gary Aurand, 2010, "Metabolism of biorenewable hydrolysates by extremophilic microorganisms"
  • S.J. Garikipati and Tonya Peeples, 2008, "Whole-cell biocatalysis in biphasic media for oxidation of naphthalene"
  • S. J. Garikipati and Tonya Peeples, 2008, "Whole-cell biocatalysis in biphasic media for oxidation of naphthalene"
  • N. Biglione, V. G.J. Rodgers and Tonya Peeples, 2008, "Determining design and scale-up parameters for degradation of atrazine with suspended Pseudomonas sp. ADP in aqueous bioreactors", 24, (3), pp. 588-592
  • A. M. McIver, S. J. Garikipati, K. S. Bankole, M. Gyamerah and Tonya Peeples, 2008, "Microbial oxidation of naphthalene to cis-1,2-naphthalene dihydrodiol using naphthalene dioxygenase in biphasic media", 24, (3), pp. 593-598
  • A. M. McIver and Tonya Peeples, 2008, "ACSAICHE 99033-Biocatalytic systems for aromatic oxidations", ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY, 235
  • S. J. Garikipati and Tonya Peeples, 2008, "ACSAICHE 99035-Whole-cell biocatalysis in biphasic media for oxidation of naphthalene", ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY, 235
  • Nicole Kim Biglione, Rodgers, Victor G. J. and Tonya Peeples, 2007, "BIOT 237-Analysis of suspended and biofilm atrazine degrading cells", ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY, 234
  • Angela M. McIver, Garikapati, S. V. B. Janardhan and Tonya Peeples, 2007, "BIOT 29-Biocatalytic systems for aromatic oxidations", ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY, 234
  • Emmanuel G. Ankudey and Tonya Peeples, 2007, "BIOT 312-Enantioselective hydrolysis of epoxides in organic solvents by Beauveria bassiana", ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY, 234
  • T. Akim Nilausen and Tonya Peeples, 2006, "Bioconversion of biomass using a coculture of Thermotoga Maritima and Methanococcus Jannaschii"
  • D. G. Rethwisch, K. Jain, P. Rasmussen, K. T. Rethwisch, Tonya Peeples and A. B. Scranton, 2005, "Epoxidation of soybean oil in a microemulsion-assisted environment", pp. 5246
  • J. L.P. Jessop and Tonya Peeples, 2005, "Engineering problem solving design project: Emergency/Homeless Shelter Design", pp. 5493-5501
  • T. A. Nilausen, S. Fischer and Tonya Peeples, 2004, "Bioconversion of corn stover pyrolysates using a coculture of thermotoga martima and methanococcus jannaschii", pp. 8645
  • T. Akim Nilausen, Stephen Fischer and Tonya Peeples, 2004, "Bioconversion of corn stover pyrolysates using a coculture of thermotoga martima and methanococcus jannaschii"
  • M. Li and Tonya Peeples, 2004, "Purification of hyperthermophilic archaeal amylolytic enzyme (MJA1) using thermoseparating aqueous two-phase systems", 807, (1), pp. 69-74
  • M. Li, J. W. Kim and Tonya Peeples, 2003, "Energy-cost reduction in starch processing using aqueous two phase reactor systems", 38, (12-13), pp. 2709-2724
  • H-H.A. T. Nguyen, M. Zhu, S. J. Elliott, K. H. Nakagawa, B. Hedman, A. M. Costello, Tonya Peeples, B. Wilkinson, H. Morimoto, P. G. Williams, H. G. Floss, M. E. Lidstrom, K. O. Hodgson and S. I. Chan, 1996, "The Biochemistry of the Particulate Methane Monooxygenase", Kluwer Academic
  • R. M. Kelly, Tonya Peeples, S. B. Halio, K. D. Rinker and G. D. Duffaud, 1994, "Extremely thermophilic microorganisms - Metabolic strategies, genetic characteristics, and biotechnological potential", 745, pp. 409-425
  • V. Muralidharan, I S. Hirsh, Tonya Peeples, R. M. Kelly, I. Suy and E. J. Bouwer, 1991, "Mixed Cultures of High Temperature Bacteria: Prospects for Bioprocessing of Fossil Fuels"
  • R. M. Kelly, Tonya Peeples, V. Muralidharan, L. J. Snowden, S. Hirosue and G. J. Olson, 1990, "Hyperthermophilic Archaebacteria: Prospects for Bioprocessing of Fossil Fuels"
  • G. J. Olson, Tonya Peeples, I. I. Blumentals, R. N. Schicho, S. H. Brown and R. M. Kelly, 1989, "Bioprocessing of Fossil Fuels Using Hyperthermophilic Archaebacteria"

Other

  • C. S. Grant, Tonya Peeples and L. D. Madsen, 2018, "Professional societies and African American engineering leaders: Paving pathways and empowering legacies", MRS BULLETIN, 43, (9), pp. 703-709
  • Tonya Peeples, L. Bullard and L. Thorp, 2016, "Christine grant... of North Carolina State University", Chemical Engineering Education, 50, (3), pp. 161-168
  • Tonya Peeples, 2005, "New carpet backing uses soy-based polyol", Industrial Bioprocessing, 27, (1), pp. 2
  • Tonya Peeples, 2003, "Introduction to biochemical engineering: Synthesis, resourcefulness, and effective communication in group learning", Chemical Engineering Education, 37, (3 SPEC. ISS.), pp. 174-179
  • Tonya Peeples, 2003, "Biochemical Engineering", Science Careers: Advice From Experts
  • R. N. Schicho, S. H. Brown, I. I. Blumentals, Tonya Peeples, G. D. Duffaud and R. M. Kelly, 1994, "Continuous culture techniques for extremely thermophilic and hyperthermophilic microorganisms"

Research Projects

  • October 2016 - September 2027, "Strategic Research Leadership Program (SRLP): UI STEM Collaborative for Outreach and Research in Education (PI Mark McDermott)," (Sponsor: UI OVPR).
  • September 2018 - August 2024, "NSF INCLUDES Alliance: The National Alliance for Inclusive and Diverse STEM Faculty (PI Howard Gobstein)," (Sponsor: National Science Foundation).
  • July 2017 - June 2022, "Biotechnology Training Grant (PI Rob Kerns)," (Sponsor: National Institutes of Health).
  • July 2017 - June 2020, "University of Iowa Center for Exemplary Mentoring (PI Raul Curto)," (Sponsor: Alfred P. Sloan Foundation).
  • July 2016 - June 2018, "CIRTL INCLUDES (PI C. Ogilvie)," (Sponsor: National Science Foundation).
  • August 2012 - August 2017, "University of Iowa College of Engineering Graduate Assistantship in Areas of National Need Nanotechnology Fellowships (PI Tonya Peeples)," (Sponsor: Department of Education).
  • July 2014 - June 2017, "University of Iowa Center for Exemplary Mentoring (PI Phillip Kutzko)," (Sponsor: Alfred P. Sloan Foundation).
  • August 2011 - August 2016, "Iowa EPSCoR: Harnessing Energy Flows in the Biosphere to Build Sustainable Energy Systems (PI Theodore Heindel)," (Sponsor: National Science Foundation).
  • July 2011 - June 2016, "Biocatalysis Training Grant (PI Amnon Kohen)," (Sponsor: National Institutes of Health).
  • July 2008 - June 2014, "Bioinformatics Training Grant (PI Tom Casavant)," (Sponsor: National Institutes of Health).
  • August 2009 - August 2013, "University of Iowa Sustainability in Engineering: Graduate Assistantship in Areas of National Need Program (PI Tonya Peeples)," (Sponsor: Department of Education).
  • January 2009 - June 2012, "Monitoring Contaminant Impact on Biofilm Adaptation with Raman Spectroscopy (PI Tonya Peeples)," (Sponsor: Center for Health Effects of Environmental Contamination).
  • July 2010 - June 2011, "Opportunities for Graduate Studies in Quantitative Biomedical Research (PI Katherine Chaloner)," (Sponsor: National Institutes of Health).
  • January 2010 - December 2011, "Biogas Generation from Mixed Agricultural Wastes (PI Tonya Peeples)," (Sponsor: University of Iowa Facilities Management).
  • July 2007 - June 2010, "Program for Enhanced Design Experience (PI Tonya Peeples)," (Sponsor: Genencor, a Danisco Division).
  • July 2002 - June 2009, "Iowa Regents University Alliance for Graduate Education and the Professoriate (Iowa AGEP) (PI Wallace Loh)," (Sponsor: National Science Foundation).
  • July 2006 - June 2009, "Graduate Assistantships in Areas of National Need (PI Tonya Peeples)," (Sponsor: Department of Education).
  • June 2003 - August 2008, "Center for Environmentally Beneficial Catalysis (PI Bala Subramanian)," (Sponsor: National Science Foundation).
  • March 1999 - August 2008, "Microbial Biofilm Reactors for Processing Waste Materials (PI Tonya Peeples)," (Sponsor: USDA (Biotechnology Byproducts Consortium)).
  • June 2006 - August 2006, "Literature Review of Hydrogen Production, Storage, Transportation and Utilization Technology (PI Trainee Karen Hamans)," (Sponsor: Iowa Energy Center).
  • February 2002 - January 2005, "A molecular, biochemical and biophysical study on piezophilic bacterial adaptation to the deep-sea high pressure environment (PI Jiasong Fang)," (Sponsor: Iowa Space Grant Consortium, a NASA Training Grant).
  • July 2000 - June 2005, "Biocatalysis Training Grant (PI Dan Quinn)," (Sponsor: National Institutes of Health).
  • September 2001 - August 2004, "Archaeal Chaperonins to Extend the Functional Range of Conditions in Which Enzymes can be Used (PI Trainee Kurtz Seipel)," (Sponsor: NASA GSRP).
  • March 1999 - November 2004, "Extremophilic Interfacial Systems for Waste Remediation Operations in Space (PI Tonya Peeples)," (Sponsor: NASA).
  • July 1999 - June 2003, "Hybrid Thermal/Biological Conversion of Lignocellulose to Industrial Chemicals (PI's Tonya Peeples/Robert Brown)," (Sponsor: Iowa Energy Center).
  • June 1997 - May 2002, "Molecular Adaptation to Extremes: Engineering Protein Stability in Archaeal Proteoliposomes (PI Tonya Peeples)," (Sponsor: National Science Foundation).
  • December 2001 - June 2002, "Biohydroxylations of Norepibatidines using Archaesome Immobilized Cytochrome P450 (PI's Tonya Peeples/Horacio Olivo)," (Sponsor: Univ. Iowa Bioscience Initiative).
  • July 1997 - June 2002, "Gene Expression in Bioremediation Training Grant (PI E. Peter Greenberg)," (Sponsor: National Science Foundation).
  • July 1998 - June 2001, "Extremophilic Conversion of Corn to Higher Value Products (PI Tonya Peeples)," (Sponsor: National Corn Growers Association-Corn Refiners Association Iowa Space Grant Consortium).
  • July 1998 - June 1999, "Interfacial Processing of Non-Aqueous Substrates (PI Tonya Peeples)," (Sponsor: The Carver Charitable Trust).

Honors and Awards

  • Diversity Champion, Finalist, Iowa Women of Innovation, Iowa Technology Association, 2016
  • Diversity Champion, Finalist, Iowa Women of Innovation, Iowa Technology Association, 2016
  • Diversity Pioneer, American Institute of Chemical Engineers Minority Affairs Committee, 2015
  • Diversity Champion, Finalist, Iowa Women of Innovation, Iowa Technology Association, 2015
  • Fellow: Executive Leadership in Academic Technology and Engineering Program, 2015
  • Diversity Catalyst Award, University of Iowa, 2013
  • Invitee: “Identifying and Surmounting Impediments to Implementing Diversification Efforts in Engineering Education”, American Society of Engineering Education and National Academy of Engineering Workshop, 2013
  • Michael J. Brody Award for Faculty Excellence in Service to the University and the State of Iowa, University of Iowa and the State of Iowa, 2011
  • Career Development Award, University of Iowa, 2010
  • Council of Independent Colleges Academic Leadership Followship, Council of Independent Colleges, 2008
  • Outstanding Service Award, College of Engineering, University of Iowa, 2007
  • Minority Affairs Committee Service Award, American Institute Chemical Engineers, 2006
  • Distinguished Service Award, AICHE Minority Affairs Committee, 2005
  • Lloyd N. Ferguson Young Scientist Award, NOBCChE, 2004
  • National Academy of Engineering: Frontiers in Engineering Symposium Participant, 2002
  • Chemical Engineering Summer School Best Poster, American Society for Engineering Education, 2002
  • Collegiate Teaching Award, University of Iowa, 2001
  • Old Gold Summer Fellowship, University of Iowa, 1997
  • Career Award, National Science Foundation, 1997
  • Old Gold Summer Fellowship, University of Iowa, 1996
  • General Electric Faculty for the Future Award, University of Iowa, 1996
  • General Electric Faculty for the Future Award, University of Iowa, 1995
  • Postdoctoral fellowship, California Institute of Technology, 1994
  • Pre-doctoral fellowship, Ford Foundation, 1989 - 1992

Service

Service to Penn State:

  • Contribution to Programs to Enhance Equal Opportunity/Cultural Diversity, Panelist, ELATES Panel Webinar, National Science Foundation, EDGE program, 2020
  • Contribution to Programs to Enhance Equal Opportunity/Cultural Diversity, Member, Administrative Council on Multicultural Affairs –Leaders of diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts from campus units, Vice Provost for educational equity, August 2018
  • Contribution to Programs to Enhance Equal Opportunity/Cultural Diversity, Member, Council of College Multicultural Leaders–Leaders of academic program equity and inclusion efforts for underrepresented students, Office of Graduate Educational Equity, August 2018
  • Contribution to Programs to Enhance Equal Opportunity/Cultural Diversity, Member, Sloan grant for minority PhD fellowships, serving on coordinating council to proliferate best practices in mentoring minority PhD students across the PSU campusunits, Sloan University Center for Excellence in Mentoring, August 2018
  • Assistance to Student Organizations, Advisor, GEM Grad Lab, 2018
  • Contribution to Programs to Enhance Equal Opportunity/Cultural Diversity, Advisor, Diversity Round Table, 2018
  • Contribution to Programs to Enhance Equal Opportunity/Cultural Diversity, Advisor, Council of College Multicultural Leadership (CCML), 2018
  • Contribution to Programs to Enhance Equal Opportunity/Cultural Diversity, Advisor, Academic Council on Multicultural Affairs (ACMA), 2018
  • Administrative Support Work, Member, Engineering Faculty Council, 2018
  • Administrative Support Work, Member, Engineering Management Committee, 2018
  • Administrative Support Work, Board Member, The Industrial and Professional Advisory Council (IPAC), 2018
  • Administrative Support Work, Member, University Executive Committee, 2018

Service to External Organizations:

  • Participation in or Service to Professional and Learned Societies, Member, American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE), 2020
  • Service to Public and Private Organizations, Member, Talent@Iowa Governance Council, 2017 - 2018
  • Service to Public and Private Organizations, Member, U. Iowa Committee on Academic Values, 2016 - 2018
  • Service to Public and Private Organizations, Member, U. Iowa Committee on Academic Values, 2016 - 2018
  • Other, Other, Ethnic Inclusion Director for Iowa Engineering, University of Iowa, 2013 - 2018
  • Other, Other, Graduate Assistantships in Areas of National Need Program Director, University of Iowa, 2013 - 2018
  • Other, Other, Associate Dean for Diversity and Outreach, University of Iowa, 2013 - 2018
  • Service to Public and Private Organizations, Member, U. Iowa Undergraduate Fellowships Committee, 2013 - 2015
  • Service to Public and Private Organizations, Member, U. Iowa Presidential Scholarship Committee, 2013 - 2016
  • Service to Governmental Agencies, Board Member, Governor’s STEM Advisory Council, Southeast Regional board, 2013
  • Service to Governmental Agencies, Board Member, Governor’s STEM Advisory Board for the Southeast Regional Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM), 2013 - 2018
  • Participation in Community Affairs, Advisor, Grant Wood Area Education Association (GWAEA) Parent Advisory Board for Children with Special Needs, 2012 - 2018
  • Participation in Community Affairs, Advisor, Liberty High School Diverse Family Alliance, 2012 - 2018
  • Participation in Community Affairs, Advisor, Iowa Women’s Foundation Leadership Circle, 2012 - 2018
  • Service to Public and Private Organizations, Member, Grant Wood Area Education Association Special Education Parent Advisory Committee, 2012 - 2018
  • Service to Public and Private Organizations, Member, U. Iowa Diversity Events Collaborative Commitee, 2012 - 2018
  • Service to Public and Private Organizations, Board Member, U. Iowa School of Social Work Critical Cultural Competency Advisory Board, 2011 - 2018
  • Service to Public and Private Organizations, Member, U. Iowa National Coalition Building Institute, Campus Affiliate, 2011 - 2018
  • Service to Public and Private Organizations, Instructor, U. Iowa National Coalition Building Institute, Campus Affiliate, 2011 - 2018
  • Service to Public and Private Organizations, Member, U. Iowa College of Engineering; Teaching Committee, 2011 - 2018
  • Service to Public and Private Organizations, Member, U. Iowa GEEMaP NSF IGERT Advisory Board, 2011 - 2016
  • Participation in or Service to Professional and Learned Societies, Member, American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), 2011
  • Participation in or Service to Professional and Learned Societies, Member, American Society for Engineering Education, 2011
  • Participation in or Service to Professional and Learned Societies, Member, American Chemical Society, Biotechnology(BIOT), 2010 - 2011
  • Service to Public and Private Organizations, Chairperson, U. Iowa College of Engineering;Chem Dept. Post Tenure Review for Professor, 2010 - 2011
  • Service to Public and Private Organizations, Member, U. Iowa College of Engineering;Chem Dept. Faculty Search Committee, 2010 - 2011
  • Service to Public and Private Organizations, Member, U. Iowa Search Committee, Chief Diversity Officer, Associate Vice President, 2009 - 2010
  • Service to Public and Private Organizations, Member, U. Iowa Council of T32 Directors Diversity Committee, 2009 - 2010
  • Service to Public and Private Organizations, Member, U. Iowa NSF EPSCoR Diversity Task Force, 2009 - 2016
  • Other, Other, Professor, University of Iowa, 2009 - 2018
  • Service to Governmental Agencies, Member, EPSCoR Diversity Task Force, 2009 - 2016
  • Service to Public and Private Organizations, Member, U. Iowa Louis-Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation Planning Committee, 2009 - 2015
  • Service to Public and Private Organizations, Chairperson, U. Iowa College of Engineering;Chem Dept. Post Tenure Review for Professor, 2009 - 2010
  • Service to Public and Private Organizations, Member, U. Iowa College of Engineering;Chem Dept. CBE Mentoring Committee, 2009 - 2018
  • Service to Governmental Agencies, Board Member, United States Fizi Itombwe Development Association, 2009 - 2012
  • Participation in or Service to Professional and Learned Societies, Member, American Society of Microbiology, 2009
  • Participation in or Service to Professional and Learned Societies, Other, University Council, Southeastern Consortium for Minorities in Engineering, SECME, 2008 - 2011
  • Service to Public and Private Organizations, Member, U. Iowa Collegiate Diversity Committee, 2008 - 2018
  • Service to Public and Private Organizations, Director, U. Iowa College of Engineering; Ethnic Inclusion Effort for Iowa Engineering, 2008 - 2018
  • Service to Public and Private Organizations, Coordinator, U. Iowa College of Engineering;Chem Dept. Program For Enhanced Design Experience, 2007 - 2010
  • Service to Public and Private Organizations, Board Member, U. Iowa African American Council, 2007 - 2018
  • Service to Public and Private Organizations, Board Member, U. Iowa Alliance for Graduate Education and the Professoriate (AGEP), 2007 - 2009
  • Participation in or Service to Professional and Learned Societies, Advisor, National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE), 2007
  • Participation in or Service to Professional and Learned Societies, Member, National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE), 2007
  • Participation in or Service to Professional and Learned Societies, Board Member, Alliances for Graduate Education and the Professoriate (AGEP), 2007 - 2011
  • Participation in or Service to Professional and Learned Societies, Member, National Association of Multicultural Engineering Program Advocates (NAMEPA), 2006
  • Service to Public and Private Organizations, Director, Multi-Ethnic Engineering and Science Student Association (MESA)/Iowa City Community School District (ICCSD) tutoring program, 2006 - 2018
  • Service to Public and Private Organizations, Member, U. Iowa Gender Equity Task Force, 2006 - 2008
  • Service to Public and Private Organizations, Member, U. Iowa Gender Equity Task Force, 2006 - 2008
  • Service to Public and Private Organizations, Member, U. Iowa COE Graduate Research Advisory Committee, 2006 - 2013
  • Service to Public and Private Organizations, Other, Interim Director, U. Iowa College of Engineering; Ethnic Inclusion Effort for Iowa Engineering, 2006 - 2008
  • Participation in or Service to Professional and Learned Societies, Member, Food Pharmaceutical and Bioengineering, American Institute of Chemical Engineers, 2005
  • Participation in or Service to Professional and Learned Societies, Advisor, NationalOrganization for the Advancement of Black Chemists and Chemical Engineers (NOBCChE), 2004
  • Participation in or Service to Professional and Learned Societies, Member, NationalOrganization for the Advancement of Black Chemists and Chemical Engineers (NOBCChE), 2004
  • Participation in or Service to Professional and Learned Societies, Mentor, ACS Scholarship Program, 2003
  • Participation in or Service to Professional and Learned Societies, Member, Admissions Committee, Graduate Assistance in Areas of National Need, 2003
  • Participation in or Service to Professional and Learned Societies, Mentor, AIChE (MAC) Scholarship program, 2003 - 2009
  • Service to Public and Private Organizations, Chairperson, U. Iowa College of Engineering;Chem Dept. Departmental Consulting Group for Assistant Professor (Tenure review), 2003 - 2007
  • Service to Public and Private Organizations, Chairperson, U. Iowa College of Engineering;Chem Dept. Undergraduate Curriculum Committee, 2002 - 2006
  • Other, Other, Associate Professor, University of Iowa, 2002 - 2009
  • Participation in or Service to Professional and Learned Societies, Coordinator, AIChE (MAC) Urban Outreach, 2002 - 2007
  • Participation in or Service to Professional and Learned Societies, Other, Urban Outreach Coordinator, Minority Affairs Committee, American Institute of Chemical Engineers, 2002 - 2007
  • Service to Public and Private Organizations, Other, Tutor, Multi-Ethnic Engineering and Science Student Association (MESA)/Iowa City Community School District (ICCSD) tutoring program, 2002 - 2018
  • Service to Public and Private Organizations, Member, U. Iowa CBE Undergrad. Curriculum Committee Chair, 2002 - 2006
  • Service to Public and Private Organizations, Member, U. Iowa Ad Hoc CBE Graduate Currriculum Committee, 2001 - 2002
  • Participation in or Service to Professional and Learned Societies, Member, Society of Women Engineers East Central Iowa Chapter, 2001 - 2007
  • Service to Public and Private Organizations, Member, U. Iowa Executive Board: CBB NIH Training Grant Coordinating Committee, 2000 - 2018
  • Service to Public and Private Organizations, Member, U. Iowa Executive Board: CBB NSF-RTG Admissions Committee, 1999 - 2004
  • Participation in or Service to Professional and Learned Societies, Member, American Society for Engineering Education, 1999 - 2006
  • Participation in or Service to Professional and Learned Societies, Member, American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), 1999 - 2005
  • Participation in or Service to Professional and Learned Societies, Member, AIChE Women's Initiatives Committee, 1999
  • Service to Business and Industry, Board Member, Iowa Energy Center Advisory Council, 1998 - 2008
  • Service to Public and Private Organizations, Member, U. Iowa Graduate Admissions Committee, 1998 - 2002
  • Service to Public and Private Organizations, Board Member, U. Iowa Executive Board: CBB, 1998 - 2018
  • Service to Public and Private Organizations, Board Member, U. Iowa Center for Biocatalysis and Bioprocessing Executive Board, 1998 - 2018
  • Service to Public and Private Organizations, Member, U. Iowa College of Engineering;Chem Dept. Admissions Committee, 1998 - 2001
  • Service to Public and Private Organizations, Member, U. Iowa Illumine Advisory Board, 1997 - 1998
  • Service to Business and Industry, Board Member, Iowa Energy Center Advisory Board, 1997 - 2007
  • Service to Public and Private Organizations, Member, U. Iowa NSF- RTG Admissions Committee, 1997 - 2001
  • Participation in or Service to Professional and Learned Societies, Other, Reviews of Scholarship, NSF Bioengineering Directorate, 1997
  • Participation in or Service to Professional and Learned Societies, Other, Reviews of Scholarship, Journal of Biotechnology, 1997 - 1998
  • Participation in or Service to Professional and Learned Societies, Other, Reviews of Scholarship, Biotechnology and Bioengineering Journal, 1996
  • Participation in or Service to Professional and Learned Societies, Advisor, Society of Women Engineers, 1996 - 2007
  • Participation in or Service to Professional and Learned Societies, Member, AIChE Environ. Technol. Div., 1996 - 2005
  • Participation in or Service to Professional and Learned Societies, Member, American Chemical Society (ACS), 1996
  • Participation in or Service to Professional and Learned Societies, Member, ACS Biotechnology (BIOT) Division, 1996
  • Participation in or Service to Professional and Learned Societies, Liaison, AIChE (MAC) Liasonto student chapters, 1996 - 2003
  • Participation in or Service to Professional and Learned Societies, Member, AIChE Food Pharm. and Bioeng. (FP&B) Div. (15), 1996
  • Participation in or Service to Professional and Learned Societies, Liaison, Minority Affairs Committee, American Institute of Chemical Engineers, 1996 - 2003
  • Service to Public and Private Organizations, Faculty Advisor, U. Iowa College of Engineering; SWE UI Student Chapter, 1996 - 2018
  • Service to Public and Private Organizations, Member, U. Iowa College of Engineering; UI Women in Engineering Committee, 1995 - 2018
  • Participation in or Service to Professional and Learned Societies, Other, Mentor for MAC Scholarship recipients, Minority Affairs Committee, American Institute of Chemical Engineers, 1995
  • Participation in or Service to Professional and Learned Societies, Member, Minority Affairs Committee, American Institute of Chemical Engineers, 1995
  • Participation in or Service to Professional and Learned Societies, Member, AIChE Minority Affairs Committee (MAC), 1995
  • Other, Other, Research Fellow, California Institute of Technology, 1994 - 1995
  • Participation in or Service to Professional and Learned Societies, Member, Association of Women in Science (Triangle Chapter), 1993 - 1994
  • Other, Other, Research Assistant, North Carolina State University, 1992 - 1994
  • Participation in or Service to Professional and Learned Societies, Member, Amer. Inst. of Chemical Engineers (AIChE), 1989
  • Participation in or Service to Professional and Learned Societies, Member, Tau Beta Pi, 1987
  • Other, Other, Summer Pre-Professional, Dow Corning Corporation, May 1987 - August 1987
  • Other, Other, Summer Pre-Professional, Dow Corning Corporation, May 1986 - August 1986
  • Other, Other, Summer Pre-Professional, Dow Corning Corporation, May 1985 - August 1985
  • Other, Other, Assistant Professor, University of Iowa, 1985 - 2002
  • Service to Public and Private Organizations, Member, U. Iowa Facets Course Instructor, 1997
  • Other, Other, Associate Director, University of Iowa, 2018
  • Other, Other, Strategic Planning Student Success Committee Director, University of Iowa, 2011
  • Service to Public and Private Organizations, Member, U. Iowa Biocatalysis Training Grant Coordinating Committee Committee, 2018
  • Service to Public and Private Organizations, Member, U. Iowa Partnership for Innovation in Research and Education) Planning Committee, 2011
  • Other, Other, Associate Director University of Iowa Center for Biocatalysis and Bioprocessing, University of Iowa, 2018
  • Service to Governmental Agencies, Member, Greeters Panel for President Bush, 2001
  • Service to Public and Private Organizations, Member, U. Iowa Committee on Affirmative Action, 1998
  • Service to Public and Private Organizations, Member, U. Iowa Women in Science and Engineering (WISE) Leadership Conference, 1998
  • Organizing Conferences and Service on Conference Committees, Member, U. Iowa Executive Board: CBB Conference Committee, 1998
  • Service to Public and Private Organizations, Member, U. Iowa Faculty Panel to Meet with Governor Vilsack, 2000
  • Service to Public and Private Organizations, Member, U. Iowa Employment Practices Committee, 2017
  • Service to Public and Private Organizations, Member, U. Iowa College of Engineering; Dean Search Committee, 1999
  • Service to Public and Private Organizations, Speaker, U. Iowa College of Engineering;Multiethnic Engineering Student Association (MESA) Annual Banquet, 1999
  • Service to Public and Private Organizations, Member, U. Iowa OVPR Review Committee: Center for Biocatalysis and Bioprocessing, 2014
  • Service to Public and Private Organizations, Member, U. Iowa GEM Grad Lab, 2009
  • Service to Public and Private Organizations, Member, U. Iowa Quality Improvement Committee, 2014
  • Service to Public and Private Organizations, Speaker, U. Iowa CDE, Friday After Class, 2009
  • Service to Public and Private Organizations, Member, U. Iowa Quality Improvement Committee, 2014
  • Service to Public and Private Organizations, Member, U. Iowa College of Engineering;Chem Dept. Faculty Search Committee, 1999
  • Service to Public and Private Organizations, Member, U. Iowa College of Engineering;Chem Dept. Graduate School Fair AIChE, 1999
  • Service to Public and Private Organizations, Member, U. Iowa College of Engineering;Chem Dept. Faculty Search Committee, 1998
  • Service to Public and Private Organizations, Member, U. Iowa College of Engineering;Chem Dept. Seaman's Center Space Proposal, 1998
  • Service to Public and Private Organizations, Member, U. Iowa College of Engineering;Chem Dept. CBE Curriculum Committee, 1997
  • Service to Public and Private Organizations, Chairperson, U. Iowa College of Engineering;Chem Dept. Industrial Relations Committee Chair, 1996
  • Service to Public and Private Organizations, Member, U. Iowa College of Engineering; Strategic Planning Committee, 2008
  • Service to Public and Private Organizations, Member, U. Iowa College of Engineering; Faculty/Staff Ad-hoc Workplace Environment Committee, 2008
  • Service to Public and Private Organizations, Member, U. Iowa College of Engineering;Chem Dept. FPOA Committee, 2010
  • Service to Public and Private Organizations, Member, U. Iowa College of Engineering; Student Success Committee, 2011
  • Service to Public and Private Organizations, Chairperson, U. Iowa College of Engineering;Chem Dept. Faculty Perceptions of Admisnistrators, 2003
  • Service to Public and Private Organizations, Mentor, U. Iowa College of Engineering; Search Committee: Diversity Implementation Coach, 2012
  • Participation in or Service to Professional and Learned Societies, Other, Reviews of Scholarship, Trends in Biotechnology Journal, 1995
  • Participation in or Service to Professional and Learned Societies, Other, Reviews of Scholarship, ACS Petroleum Research Fund Proposals, 2001
  • Participation in or Service to Professional and Learned Societies, Other, Reviews of Scholarship, NSF Chemistry Division Proposals, 2012
  • Participation in or Service to Professional and Learned Societies, Reviewer, ACT Science Test Question Reviewer, 1996
  • Participation in or Service to Professional and Learned Societies, Chairperson, AIChE (MAC), 2007
  • Participation in or Service to Professional and Learned Societies, Chairperson, AIChE (MAC), 2006
  • Participation in or Service to Professional and Learned Societies, Other, Vice Chairperson, AIChE (MAC), 2005
  • Participation in or Service to Professional and Learned Societies, Chairperson, AIChE FP&B: Bioeng Area programming, 2003
  • Participation in or Service to Professional and Learned Societies, Other, Vice Chairperson, AIChE FP&B, 2002
  • Participation in or Service to Professional and Learned Societies, Chairperson, Minority Affairs Committee, American Institute of Chemical Engineers, 2006
  • Participation in or Service to Professional and Learned Societies, Other, Reviews of Scholarship, NSF Career Program Proposals Reviewer, 2002
  • Participation in or Service to Professional and Learned Societies, Other, Reviews of Scholarship, NSF Large Bioengineering Proposals/ POWRE Program Proposals, 2000
  • Participation in or Service to Professional and Learned Societies, Other, Reviews of Scholarship, NSF Lexen Proposals Reviewer, 1999
  • Participation in or Service to Professional and Learned Societies, Other, Reviews of Scholarship, EPA-NSF Technology for a Sustainable Environment Proposals, 1998
  • Participation in or Service to Professional and Learned Societies, Chairperson, Food Pharmaceutical and Bioengineering, American Institute of Chemical Engineers, 2003
  • Participation in or Service to Professional and Learned Societies, Organizer, NSF Advance PEER Mentoring Summits, 2007
  • Participation in or Service to Professional and Learned Societies, Organizer, NSF Advance PEER Mentoring Summits, 2009
  • Service to Public and Private Organizations, Member, U. Iowa CBE Curriculum Committee, 1997