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Patricia Dooley

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Patty Dooley

Chemistry
Division: Science, Mathematics and Computing
Appointment: 2008

Fisher Science & Academic Bldg 130
413-644-4966
pdooley@simons-rock.edu

 

Education:

PhD, Vanderbilt University, Chemistry, 1998
MS, Naval War College, National Security and Strategic Studies (with honors), 1999
MS, Vanderbilt University, Chemistry, 1989
BS, University of Notre Dame, Chemistry, 1978

Professional History:

Deputy Head and Academy Professor, United States Military Academy, West Point, NY 1999-2008
West Point Fellow, Naval War College 1998-1999
Assistant Professor, United States Military Academy, West Point, NY 1989-1992
Various leadership and command & staff positions throughout the world in the United States Army, 1978-2008

Areas of Interest:

Interdisciplinary integration of chemistry education and history, literature, politics, society, and other scientific disciplines, classroom research into formative assessment.

Publications/Book Chapters/Exhibitions/Performances:

  • Dooley, Patricia A. “How Do You Say ‘Sulfuric Acid’ in Dari? Chemistry as a Second Language: Chemical Education” in a Globalized Society. January 1, 2010, 121-138.
  • Huang, Hai; Dooley, Patricia A.; Harris, Constance M.; Harris, Thomas M.; and Stone, Michael P., “Differential Base Stacking Interactions Induced by Trimethylene Interstrand DNA Cross-Links in the 5’-CpG-3’ and 5’-GpC-3’ Sequence Contexts,” Chem. Res. Toxicol., 2009, 22 (11): 1810–1816.
  • Dooley, Patricia A.; Tsarouhtsis, Dimitrios; Korbel, Gregory A.; Nechev, Lubomir V.; Shearer, Jill; Zegar, Irene S.; Harris, Constance M.; Stone, Michael P.; and Harris, Thomas M., “Structural Studies of an Oligodeoxynucleotide Containing a Trimethylene Interstrand Cross-Link in a 5’-(CpG) Motif: Model of a Malondialdehyde Cross-Link,” J. Amer. Chem. Soc., 123(8): 1730-1739.
  • Dooley, Patricia A.; Zhang, Mingzhou; Korbel, Gregory A.; Nechev, Lubomir V.; Harris, Constance M.; Stone, Michael P.; and Harris, Thomas M., “NMR Determination of the Conformation of a Trimethylene Interstrand Cross-Link in an Oligodeoxynucleotide Duplex Containing a 5’-d(GpC) Motif,” J. Amer. Chem. Soc., 125(1): 62-72.
  • Blackman, Merrill S.; Dooley, Patricia; Kuchinski, Bill; and Chapman, David, “It Worked a Different Way,” College Teaching 50(1): 27-28.

Awards/Grants

  • United States Military Academy Fellow to the Naval War College, 1998-1999 Four-Year Army ROTC Scholarship, University of Notre Dame, 1974-1978 (Distinguished Military Graduate)