Newsmaker: Jeffrey D. Evanseck
Noteworthy: Named an American Chemical Society fellow for "outstanding achievements in and contributions to science, the profession and society"
Residence: Mt. Lebanon
Family: Wife, Carmen Rios, and four miniature dachshunds
Occupation: Professor and Father Joseph Lauritis Chair of Teaching and Technology, Duquesne University
Background: Evanseck teaches theoretical biophysical and physical organic chemistry, focusing his research on biomolecular energy and motion. He is past chair of the National Science Foundation Leadership Group, which serves as liaison between the foundation and its undergraduate research sites around the country.
Education: Bachelor of science in chemistry and computer science, Purdue University, 1986; doctorate in theoretical chemistry, UCLA, 1990; postdoctoral studies in theoretical biophysical science, Harvard University
Quote: "I like the balance between teaching and research (at Duquesne). Some places are skewed one way or the other, either toward research or teaching. Here, they expect you to do two full-time jobs - which doesn't sound great but it is."
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