Prof. Lisa McElwee-White

Lisa McElwee-White

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Lisa McElwee-White is the Colonel Allen R. and Margaret G. Crow Professor of Chemistry at the University of Florida.  She received her B.S. degree from KU where she carried out research under the supervision of Professor Kristin Bowman-James and Professor Earl Huyser.  She joined the faculty at Stanford University as an Assistant Professor in 1985 and moved to the University of Florida as an Associate Professor in 1993.  Professor McElwee-White was promoted to Professor in 1997 and later served as Associate Dean for Administrative Affairs in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences before returning to the Chemistry Department as Chair.  She currently directs a research program focused on organometallic chemistry with applications in materials.  Professor McElwee-White’s work has been recognized with the Francis P. Garvan-John M. Olin Medal (2019), Charles H. Herty Medal (2019), Florida Award (2015) and the Charles H. Stone Award (2012).


B.S. in Chemistry, University of Kansas, 1979
Ph.D. in Chemistry, California Institute of Technology, 1983