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B.S. – Chemistry/Biology: Ouachita Baptist University
M.S. – Organic Chemistry: University of Missouri
Ph.D. – Higher Education: Seton Hall University
Dr. Evans is a recipient of a Fulbright Fellowship – Kiel, West Germany (1980-1981) and co-recipient of Prix-Galien Research Award (1996). She joined the Science Department as an adjunct professor in 2003, became an instructor in Chemistry in the Science Department in 2007 and was promoted to assistant professor of Chemistry in 2015. Dr. Evans has taught General Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, Biochemistry and Analytical Chemistry courses.
Dr. Evans’ research interests are focused on developing new synthetic organic methods for use in the design of novel serotonin receptors agonists and antagonists for the treatment of depression. In addition, she is working with our undergraduate research students to discover covalent peptidomimetic inhibitors of calpain enzymes as potential treatment of diseases such as muscular dystrophy. Dr. Evans has educational research interests which include retention of science students at the undergraduate level, exploration of innovative teaching methods and curriculum design to enhance the learning experience of science students, and increasing the number of science majors who become middle school and high school science teachers. She spearheaded the curricular design and implementation of the new chemistry minor which was first offered in 2015.
Prior to joining Dominican College, Dr. Evans’ scientific career started in 1984 as a synthetic chemist in the Agricultural Products Department at E. I. Dupont de Nemours (Wilmington, DE). In 1987, she then joined the medicinal chemistry department of Biochem Pharma (Quebec, Canada) as a research scientist and was involved in the discovery of a drug for the treatment of AIDS and hepatitis B infections.