Dr. James Pennington received his Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry from the University of Michigan in 1998. Dr. Pennington joined the Chemistry Department at Texas A&M University in 1998, and is currently an Instructional Assistant Professor. His primary responsibility is teaching sophomore organic chemistry for non-chemistry majors (pre-Med, pre-Dent, pre-Vet, Engineering). In recognition of his teaching and service to students, he was a Fish Camp Namesake (2006), and received College Level (2007) and University Level (2015) Association of Former Students Distinguished Achievement Awards in Teaching. While Dr. Pennington has collaborated on research with several research groups in Chemistry and Physics since arriving at Texas A&M, and has been a co-author on 3 papers, his primary contribution to the University, outside of teaching, has been through outreach in the form of the Texas A&M Chemistry Road Show. Dr. Pennington took over as the coordinator of the Chemistry Road Show in 2008, after the passing of Dr. John Hogg. Currently, Dr. Pennington presents the Chemistry Road Show at schools, libraries and other venues across the State of Texas over 80 times per year, averaging around 20,000 participants annually.
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