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Science Faculty: Deborah Hokien, Ph.D.

Professor of Chemistry


Phone: 570-348-6279

Educational Background: Ph.D., Analytical Chemistry, Lehigh University, Bethlehem, PA. B.S., Chemistry, University of Scranton, Scranton, PA.

Research Interests: environmental chemistry, phytoremediation, and bioremediation studies, health benefits of red-wine polyphenols, biochemistry, and polymer surface chemistry. These projects involve analytical instrumentation, quantitative analysis, water quality studies, instrumental method development, and synthetic chemistry.

General Science Interests: bioanalytical chemistry, cancer research, and biotechnology

Teaching Interests: general chemistry, environmental science and advanced analytical chemistry

Professional Activities and Awards: American Society for Engineering Education, NASA-Langley Research Center, Hampton, VA (1997, 1998, and 1999). Oak Ridge Institute and Education, U.S. Food and Drug Administration, Rockville, MD (1996).  Past Chairperson (2004-2005) Susquehanna Valley Local Section of the American Chemical Society (SVS-ACS), 2009-10 Visiting Scholar at the Robert Mondavi Institute for Wine & Food Science, Department of Viticulture & Enology, University of California, Davis, CA, and Program Director of the Doctoral Studies in Human Development (2013).

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