Dr. Wayne Harrison

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Dr. Harrison serves as Professor of Chemistry and Chair of the Natural Sciences Department.

He received his BS in Chemistry from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, and his Ph.D. in Organic/Organometallic Chemistry from Iowa State University.  His research was in novel organometallic approaches to heterocyclic compounds.  Following a postdoctoral stint with Professor Gary Posner at Johns Hopkins University, Dr. Harrison has been teaching at various Liberal Arts Colleges as well as large research Universities since 1985, where he has been a tenured Professor on three different occasions.  Dr. Harrison has served as Director of Organic Chemistry Laboratories at NC State University, a member of the American Chemical Society, ACS Organic Division, an auditor for the EPA, and as Visiting Professor at Wake Forest University.  He has been at Greensboro College since 2001.

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“I loved the GC Honors program and Greensboro College. I felt safe and a sense of genuine belonging at the college. I worked closely with my thesis advisor and professors who helped inspire me to define my path and passion of interest. That path has led me to my doctoral studies in Engineering Mechanics.”

- Joshua Fitzgerald, Class of ’19, Mathematics Major

Joshua currently studies astrodynamics at Virginia Tech University and is an Engineering Mechanics Ph.D. Candidate.