About Prof. French


B.A., 1986, Chemistry, Ohio Wesleyan University

Ph.D., 1992, Chemistry, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Research Advisor: John A. Katzenellenbogen

Thesis: “Synthesis and Biological Evaluation of 11-β-Substituted and 7-α-Substituted Estradiol Analogs for the Study of Estrogen Responsive Breast Tumors”

Postdoctoral Research Associate, 1992-94, The Johns Hopkins University
Research Advisor: Gary H. Posner
Topics: 1) Chiral Lewis Acid-Catalyzed Asymmetric Diels-Alder reactions, 2) Synthesis and Evaluation of Artemisinin-based Anti-Malarial Drugs

Assistant Professor of Chemistry, 1994-1997, Chemistry and Physics Department, Radford University

Assistant Professor of Chemistry, 1997 – 2002, Chemistry Department, Albion College

Associate Professor, 2002 – 2007, Chemistry Department, Albion College

Professor of Chemistry, 2007 – present, Chemistry Department, Albion College

Royal Society USA Research Fellow, 2003 – 2004, Cardiff University, Cardiff Wales

Director of Foundation for Undergraduate Research, Scholarship and Creative Activity, FURSCA, Albion College, 2005-2008 

Chair of Chemistry Department 2008-present