Executive Committee


The Executive Committee serves as the Senior Management Team responsible for ensuring the overall growth and financial health of the Division.

ExComm News

Chair-Elect: Vicente Talanquer
University Distinguished Professor
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
University of Arizona




Treasurer: Rick Moog
Professor of Chemistry
Franklin & Marshall College









Roxie Vought Allen
St. John’s School
K-12 Independent School
Houston, Texas









Clarissa Sorensen-Unruh
FT Chemistry Faculty
Central New Mexico Community College






Alternate Councilors

Greetings DivCHED Members!

I hope this newsletter finds you all in good health and peace of mind. 

I can honestly say that both personally and professionally, little of the past 6 months was easy.  In that time, we faced tough decisions about the BCCE, National ACS meetings, budgetary issues within the Division from lost National meeting programming revenue and the cancellation of the BCCE, and facing the necessary and difficult conversations about racism, implicit bias, diversity, and inclusion in our classrooms, institutions, and society. For me, intellectual growth, self-awareness, and mindfulness have all been critical in working through these (and other) issues and hopefully, making me a better professional, leader, educator, and human. I hope you all have found similar growth and resolve.

The American Chemical Society named 53 members as ACS fellows in 2020. The following list includes those named who are DivCHED members. Congratulations!

Penny J. Beuning, Northeastern University
Deborah H. Cook, Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey (Retired)
David J. Malik, Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis (Emeritus)
Ajay Mallia, Georgia Gwinnett College Zaida
Cecilia Morales-Martinez, Florida International University (Emeritus)
Sarah E. Morgan, University of Southern Mississippi
Michael A. Morgan, Francisco Bravo Medical Magnet High School, Los Angeles
John M. Newsam, Tioga Research
MaryKay Orgill, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Erica A. Posthuma, University High School of Indiana
Sherri Conn Rukes, Libertyville High School
Margareta Séquin, San Francisco State University

Stacey Lowery Bretz

Dr. Stacey Lowery Bretz
2021 Division Chair
University Distinguished Professor of Chemistry
Miami University

Vicente Talanquer

Vicente Talanquer
University Distinguished Professor
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
University of Arizona 

Dawn DelCarlo

Dr. Dawn Del Carlo
Immediate Past Chair
Professor of Chemistry Education
University of Northern Iowa


Stacey Lowery Bretz, Chair
Dawn Del Carlo, Immediate Past Chair
Vicente Talanquer, Chair-elect
Daniel King, Secretary
Deanna Cullen, Member at Large
Rick Moog, Treasurer
Patrick Daubenmire, Chair, Program Committee
Dan Sykes, Co-Chair, Biennial Conference Committee
MaryKay Orgill, Co-Chair Biennial Conference Committee
Roxie Allen, Councilor
Sally Mitchell, Councilor
Clarissa Sorensen-Unruh, Councilor
Laura Anna, Alternate Councilor
Steven Flemming, Alternate Councilor
Rachel Morgan Theall, Alternate Councilor
Marty Perry, Alternate Councilor
Alexander Grushow, Chair, ACS Exams Institute, Board of Trustees
Maria Oliver-Hoyo, Chair, Board of Publication
Kristen L Murphy, Director, ACS Exams Institute
Tom Holme, Editor-in-Chief, JCE