CURRICULM VITAE





Danny G. McGuire, Ph.D.                      Home:  (580) 252-5771
1205 West Beech                                     E-mail:  mcguire@texhoma.net
Duncan, OK  73533                                  E-mail:  dannymc@cameron.edu
 

EDUCATION

Doctor of Philosophy in Chemistry; July 27, 2000
University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK
Research Advisor: Professor Michael T. Ashby
Title of dissertation: “Tuning the Frontier Orbital Character of Iron-Thiolate Complexes”

Master of Education in Chemistry, May 1994
Southwestern Oklahoma State University, Weatherford, OK

Bachelor of Applied Ministry Degree in Pastoral Work, May 1991
Oklahoma Missionary Baptist College, Marlow, OK

Bachelor of Science Degree in Natural Science, May 1986
Received Oklahoma State Teacher’s Certification (secondary science/math)
University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma, Chickasha, OK

Bachelor of Science Degree in Chemistry, May 1984
Cameron University, Lawton, OK
 

POSITIONS HELD

08/02 - pres. Cameron University
                        Physical Science Department
                        Assistant Professor of Chemistry

O8/01-07/02 Cameron University
                       Instructor for the Physical Science Department and
                       Student Support Services Tutorial Director for Science

01/01-07/31 Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK
                      Coordinator, Organic Chemistry Laboratories

08/00-12/00 Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK
                       Visiting Assistant Professor

07/00-08/00 Oklahoma State University, Oklahoma City, OK
                       Adjunct Faculty

01/00-05/00 University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK
                       Research Assistant

08/99-12/99 Oklahoma Panhandle State University, Goodwell, OK
                       Instructor:  Chemistry/Math

08/98-05/99  Cameron University, Lawton,OK
                       Adjunct Faculty for the Math Department

08/98-05/99  Duncan Public Schools, Duncan, OK
                       High School Chemistry and Physics teacher
                       (a temporary position while completing my dissertation)

01/96-07/98 University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK
                       Research Assistant
                       Department of Education G.A.A.N.N. Research Fellow

08/94-12/95  University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK
                       Graduate Teaching Assistant

06/87-06/93  M&S Research & Development, Duncan, OK
                       Organizer and President
                       Two United States Patents were issued to the group of which I was
                        Principle inventor.  The title and numbers of the U.S. patents are as
                        follows:
                        Fluid Level Monitoring & Control System, #5,035,581 issued in 1991.
                        Fluid Analysis System, #5,105,085 issued in 1992.

01/86-05/94  Oklahoma Missionary Baptist College, Marlow, OK
                       Registrar and Instructor

01/90-05/90  Comanche Public Schools, Comanche,OK
                       Junior High Life Science Teacher.
 

TEACHING INTERESTS

        Teaching students the fundamentals of chemistry is essential.  Exposing the students to primary sources of information such as journals, monographs, indexes, etc. is necessary so that they can successfully advance in the field of chemistry.  Having students write and present papers are very good ways to show the value of these resources.
        Computers have also become a great resource for faculty and student research, especially in the area of molecular modeling and molecular orbital calculations.  Doing molecular mechanics and semi-empirical calculations have become commonplace at many universities and ab initio calculations are becoming more popular with the advent of faster computers.  Students have great opportunities in this area.
        Demonstration and laboratory experience should reinforce the application of the information taught in the classroom.  I really enjoy showing students various demonstrations, laboratory techniques, and safety protocol.  Getting the students involved in chemistry means having them get hands-on experience.  It can be in a basic teaching laboratory or research laboratory.   In either case, a successful lab experience occurring early in a student’s academic career is important.

RESEARCH INTERESTS

Multi-technique approaches toward research of structure/bonding/reactivity relationships in Inorganic/Bioinorganic/Organometallic Chemistry involving: synthesis (Schlenk, vacuum line, glovebox, conventional), spectroscopy (Infrared, UV-vis, photoelectron, NMR, EPR), and physical/analytical (kinetics, electrochemistry, stopped-flow, computational) chemistry.

HONORS, AWARDS, & ACTIVITIES

1)     Member of the American Chemical Society since 1992

2)     Member of the Inorganic Division of the American Chemical Society since 1992

3)     Who’s Who of American Inventors 1992-93

4)     Obtained two United States Patents of which I was Principle Inventor
                Fluid Level Monitoring & Control System, #5,035,581 issued in 1991.
                Fluid Analysis System, #5,105,085 issued in 1992.

5)     Received Honorable Mention on a National Science Foundation proposal as a first
         year graduate student (1994-95)

6)     Received several departmental scholarships in the amount of $300.00 each which
        applied toward enrollment fees while attending the University of Oklahoma

7)     Received a DOED/GAANN Fellowship from January 1995 – May 1998 while in
        graduate school at the University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK
                Received a monthly stipend and
                Paid for tuition and research supplies

8)     Served on the Chemistry Department Safety Committee from January 2001 to July
        2001 at Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK

9)     Served as a Judge at the Research Day for Regional Universities at UCO, November,
        2001

10)  Serving on the Scientific Review Committee for the Cameron University
        Regional Science Fair (ID Number 460601), which is affiliated with the Intel
        International Science and Engineering Fair (Intel ISEF)

11)   Served as a reviewer for Addison-Wesley-Longman Publishers to review
         Russo/Silver’s Introductory Chemistry:  A Conceptual Focus, 2nd edition textbook,
         February 2001.

12)  Serving as a 2001-02 Faculty Mentor for a McNair Scholar, Cameron University

13)  Elected Secretary-Treasurer for Wichita Falls-Duncan Local Section of the
        American Chemical Society for the calendar year 2002
 

PRESENTATIONS AT SCIENTIFIC CONFERENCES

M.T. Ashby and D.G.McGuire, “Regulatory Function of Hydrogen Bonding in Iron-Thiolate Proteins:  Electrophilic Reactions of the Model System (h5_C5H5)Fe(L)2SR", 53rd Southwest Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society, Tulsa, OK, October 1-3, 1997.

D. G. McGuire and M. T. Ashby, “BrØnsted and Redox Chemistry of Electron-Rich Iron-Thiolate Complexes”, 215th National Meeting of the American Chemical Society, Dallas, TX, March 29, 1998.

M. T. Ashby and D. G. McGuire, “BrØnsted and Redox Chemistry of Electron-Rich Iron-Thiolate Complexes”, 216th National Meeting of the American Chemical Society, Bonston, MA, August 23, 1998.  An invited paper in the symposium on “Hydrogen Bonding in Transition Metal Complexes”.

PUBLICATIONS

D. G. McGuire, M. A. Khan, and M. T. Ashby*, “Discontinuum Between a Thiolate and a Thiol Ligand”.  Inorg. Chem., 2002, 41, 2202-2208.

D. G. McGuire, M. A. Khan, and M. T. Ashby*, “Unusual Molecular Structures of (h5C5H5)Fe(dppe)(SC6H4-p-Z) (Z = OCH3, H, NO2): Electron Withdrawing Substituents and conjugation Diminish Fedp-Spp Anti-Bonding”, Inorg. Chem., (will be submitted fall, 2003).

D. G. McGuire, M. A. Khan, and M. T. Ashby*, “A Comparison of the Molecular and Electronic Structures of (h5C5H5)Fe(dppe)(SC6H5) and [(h5C5H5)Fe(dppe)(SC6H5)]+: Diminshed Fedp-Spp Anti-Bonding Upon Oxidation”, Inorg. Chem., (will be submitted spring, 2003).
 
 



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