Dr. Michael Crimmins, Mary Ann Smith Professor of Chemistry, is Senior Associate Dean for the Natural Sciences in the College of Arts and Sciences.
As Senior Associate Dean, he oversees the academic departments and curricula in the division of natural sciences and mathematics, including: Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Curriculum in Applied Sciences and Engineering, Curriculum for the Environment and Ecology, Exercise and Sport Science, Geological Sciences, Marine Sciences, Mathematical Decision Sciences, Mathematics, Physics and Astronomy, Psychology, and Statistics and Operations Research. He also will oversee the physical space requirements of all the departments in the College of Arts and Sciences.
Dr. Crimmins also serves as Professor of Medicinal Chemistry-Natural Products in the School of Pharmacy.
He previously held leadership positions in the Department of Chemistry, including Department Chair, Vice Chair of Graduate Studies and Vice Chair of Facilities.
He is an award-winning teacher and scholar. His research has focused on synthetic organic chemistry: development of new synthetic methods, novel synthetic strategies and total synthesis of biologically active and structurally interesting natural products. He previously chaired the North Carolina Section of the American Chemical Society, and he received the Society’s Arthur C. Cope Scholar Award in 2001 and the Charles Holmes Herty Medal in 2004. He received a Tanner Faculty Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching from UNC in 1999.
Dr. Crimmins received a B.A. with honors from Hendrix College and a Ph.D. from Duke University. He did postdoctoral work at the California Institute of Technology.
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