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Dr. Rose Ann Clark

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    Position: Professor, Analytical Chemistry

    Department: Chemistry, Biochemistry

    Office: Science Center 208

    Email Dr. Rose Ann Clark

    814.472.3910

    About Dr. Rose Ann Clark

    Education

    • B.S., University of North Carolina - Wilmington
    • Ph.D., North Carolina State University
    • NSF Postdoctoral Fellow, The Pennsylvania State University
    • Research & Teaching
    • Publications and Affiliations
    • Professional Memberships & Service
    Research & Teaching

    Research Interests

    • Cytochrome c electrochemistry on self-assembled monolayers
    • Surface analysis of mixed self-assembled monolayers
    • Development of New Peptide self-assembled monolayers
    • Educational research and coursework development in Green Chemistry
    • Biochemistry Grant from Alden Trust to purchase equipment for biochemistry laboratory

    Teaching

    • Chemical Principles I and II
    • Human Chemistry I and II
    • Forensics and Forensic Chemistry
    • Quantitative Analysis and Instrumental Analysis
    • Other courses:  Environmental Chemistry, Homeland Security, and Forensics
    Publications and Affiliations

    Recent Publications

    28.  Clark, R.A.*; Radford, S. A.; Zovinka, E.P. Understanding the Importance of Calibration and Statistical Analysis in the Laboratory in preparation for The Chemical Educator

    27. Patterson, Kelsey; Onkst, Bryant; Youmbi, Frank; Yawitz, Tanner; Clark, Rose A. Immobilized Cyt c electrochemistry on Peptide Self-Assembled Monolayers.  Journal of Electroanalytical Chemistry, Submitted 2018, May 30th. JELECHEM-D-18-00786.

    26. Clark, R.A.; Schorr, H.*, Zovinka, E.P. “Fundraising to Keep the SFU Chemistry Club Active and Engaged” in ACS Books Symposium Series "Building and Maintaining Award-Winning ACS Student Members”, Mio, M.J. and Benvenuto, M.(eds.) Vol 3. ACS Symposium Series, submitted 12/15/17, published, summer 2018.

    Rose A. Clark,  invited Speaker for Geneva College Seminar Series, Developing and Characterizing SAMS for Communication with the Protein, Cytochrome c.  Aug. 2017

    Patterson, Kelsey; Onkst, Bryant; Youmbi, Frank; Yawitz, Tanner; Clark, Rose A. Immobilized Cyt c electrochemistry on Peptide Self-Assembled Monolayers.  Pittcon Conference and Expo, Chicago, Il, Feb. 28th, 2018.

    Edward P. Zovinka, Rose A. Clark “Saint Francis University Rural Outreach Chemistry for Kids (R.O.C.K.) Program: Over twenty years in the making!” 55th ACS National Meeting, New Orleans, LA, March 18-22, 2018. PAPER ID: 2871164.

    25. Clark, R.A.; Fry, C.M.*, Mosier, D.R.*, Zovinka, E.P. “Using Community Service Activities to Invigorate the SFU Chemistry Club” in ACS Books Symposium Series "Building and Maintaining Award-Winning ACS Student Members”, Mio, M.J. and Benvenuto, M.(eds.) published October 5, 2016 DOI 10.1021/bk-2016-1230.ch009. ACS Symposium Series, Vol. 1230, Chapter 9, pp 95–108

    24. Clark, Rose A.; Stock, Anne E.; and Zovinka, Edward P. “Metalloporphyrin Oxidation Catalysts of Organic Substrates” Book Chapter Accepted into Comprehensive Organic Chemistry Experiments for the Laboratory Classroom (COCELC), March 2015.

    23. Trout, Colin; Smith; Laura E.; Marciniak, Agnieszka N.; Basile, Caitlin A.; Kirby, David J.; Clark, Rose A. “ Characterizing the Surface Acidity of Carboxylic Acid terminated Self-Assembled Monolayers using Electrochemical Titration. Journal of Electroanalytical Chemsitry (689 (2013) 284–290).

    22. Marciniak, A. N., Ritchey, L. E., & Clark, Ph.D., R. A. Surface pKa and cytochrome c: How the Surface pKa of a Self-Assembled Monolayer affects the Formal Reduction Potential and the Electron Transfer Rate of Absorbed Cytochrome c. Spectrum, 2012 3(1), 12-17.

    21. Clark, Rose A.; Horner, Anthony; Zovinka, Edward P. “Measuring Potassium in Muscle Tissue through the use of an Atomic Emission Spectrometer”,  Journal of Undergraduate Research June 2012 (Vol.11, #1).

    20.  Clark, Rose A.; Stock, Anne; Zovinka, Edward P. “Metalloporphyrins as Oxidation Catalysts:
            An Inorganic Process through Green Chemistry Methods” J. Chem. Educ., 2012, 89 (2), pp 271–275.

    19.  Clark, Rose A.; Stock, Anne; Zovinka, Edward P. “Metalloporphyrins as Oxidation Catalysts:
            An Inorganic Process through Green Chemistry Methods” Spectrum, 2010.

    18. Kathryn Davis, Brianna Drews, Hongjun Yue, Katie Knorr, David Waldeck and Rose A. Clark; “Electron transfer kinetics of covalently attached cytochrome c/SAM/Au electrode assemblies” in preparation, copy of paper in promotion package. J. Phys. Chem. C. 2008, 112, 6571-6576.

    17.  Hongjun Yue, Kim Schrock, Katie Knorr, Stephanie Switzer, David Kirby, Joe Rosmus, David Waldeck and Rose A. Clark; “Multiple Sites for Electron Tunneling between Cytochrome c and Mixed Self-Assembled Monolayers (SAM)” J. Phys. Chem. C. 2008, 112, 2514-2521.

    16. Yue, Hongjun, Petrovic, Jelena; Rose A.; Waldeck, David H.; “Ionic Strength as a Probe to the Kinetic Interactions between Cytochrome c and Self-assembled Monolayers”. J. Phys. Chem. B 2006, 110, 5062-5072.

    15.  Petrovic, Jelena; Yue, Hongjun; Clark, Rose A.; Waldeck, David H.; and Bowden, Edmond F. “Impact of Surface Immobilization and Solution Ionic Strength on the Formal Potential of Immobilized Cytochrome c”.  Langmuir 2005, 21, 6308-6316.

    Affiliations

    • American Chemical Society
    • American Chemical Society - Division of Analytical Chemistry
    • Society for Electroanalytical Chemists
    • Society of Analytical Chemists of Pittsburgh
      • Served as secretary, treasurer, and now chair-elect
    • PA Society for Teaching Scholars
    • Iota Sigma Pi –Honor Society for Women in Chemistry
    • Quaint Corner Children’s Museum Board Member

    Professional Memberships & Service

    Affiliations

    • American Chemical Society
    • American Chemical Society - Division of Analytical Chemistry
    • Society for Electroanalytical Chemists, Board Member
    • Sigma Xi, Chemistry Research Honor Society
    • Society of Analytical Chemists of Pittsburgh
      • Scholarships, Chair Elect Starter Grant 2011-12, Chair 2012-13
      • High School Scholarships, Chair Elect 2012-13, Chair 2013-14 
      • PA Society for Teaching Scholars
    • Iota Sigma Pi –Honor Society for Women in Chemistry
    • Awards Committee Member (2004)

    Community Service

    • Community Science Outreach, Rural outreach chemistry for kids and the TEAMs project (for elementary and middle school science education)
    • Reviewer for the Journal of Analytical Chemistry, Journal of Electroanalytical Chemistry and Electrochemical Communications
    • Department of Labor, U.S. Women’s Bureau Girl’s E-Mentoring in Science, Engineering and Technology.
    • Reviewer for the National Science Foundation grants