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About

Jerry Jenkins, Ph.D

Department of Chemistry

Professor

Education
Yale University, Post-doctoral, 1972
Univ of Pittsburgh, PhD, 1970
Anderson University, BA, 1961

Research and Teaching Interests
  • Mechanistic organic chemistry
  • Particularly orbital symmetry control of concerted reactions
Professional Affiliations and Awards
American Chemical Society

Publications
Published works on: oxidative decarboxylations, orbital symmetry controlled reactions, immobilized micelles, chiral resolving reagents, nonlinear optical effects, and chemical education.

Personal Bio
Jerry A. Jenkins received his BA degree summa cum laude from Anderson University and PhD in organic chemistry from the University of Pittsburgh. He joined Otterbein after an NSF Postdoctoral Fellowship at Yale University.

Jerry has spent sabbaticals at Oxford University, The Ohio State University (LA Paquette), and Battelle, represented liberal arts colleges on the Advisory Board of Chemical Abstracts Service, and served as Councilor to the American Chemical Society.

He has published in the areas of oxidative decarboxylations, orbital symmetry controlled reactions, immobilized micelles, chiral resolving reagents, nonlinear optical effects, and chemical education. Professor Jenkins has devoted a career to challenging students to appreciate the logic, structure, and aesthetics of organic chemistry through a problem-solving approach.

/ Contact

Science Building 316

JJenkins@otterbein.edu

614.823.1616