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Clint Jones

Dean, The School of the Natural Sciences, Associate Professor

Contact Information

OFFICE: Zurn 303B
PHONE: 814-824-2387

A passionate educator, Dr. Jones has spent almost two decades making his mark at the university. He received Mercyhurst’s coveted Teaching Excellence Award even before earning tenure in 2012. At that point, he became chair of the Chemistry & Biochemistry Department and began strengthening the department's curricula, which led to the creation of a capstone research experience for students. Working alongside faculty amid three academic calendar changes, implementing further curriculum revisions, and purchasing and updating capital equipment, he successfully led his department to earn national degree accreditation from the American Chemistry Society in 2016. As a singer, songwriter and musician, not to mention a tea sommelier, photographer and chef, he manifests a strong creative bent.

About Dr. Jones
    • Ph.D., Analytical Chemistry, Georgia Tech, 2003
    • B.S., Chemistry, Georgia Tech, 1999
    • CHEM 121/122: General Chemistry I and Lab
    • CHEM 131/132: General Chemistry II and Lab
    • CHEM 230/231: Quantitative Analysis and Lab
    • CHEM 240/241: Organic Chemistry I and Lab
    • CHEM 242/243: Organic Chemistry II and Lab
    • CHEM 333/334: Instrumental Analysis and Lab
    • SCI 118/119: Astronomy and Lab
    • Dr. Jones has worked with over 30 students of various majors on independent research projects over the years. He tailors each research project to match the students’ aspirations following graduation—graduate school, medical school, pharmacy school. He is currently focusing on organic polymer nanoparticle synthesis and characterization along with investigating the chemical makeup of various teas with electrochemistry, gas chromatography mass spectrometry, and spectroscopy.
    • Mercyhurst University Teaching Excellence Award, May 2011