Kirt L. Durand, Ph.D'10
Senior Analytical Chemist (Greensboro, NC). Involved in development of
methods to analyze the amount of active ingredients in our products
(pesticides, insecticides, fungicides, etc.). Responsible for the
company’s inerts program that Quantify and qualify the surfactants and
polymers used in our products.
Paul Robeson high school, 2006 (Chicago, IL), Bachelor’s degree in
Science UAPB, 2010 (Pine Bluff, AR) and PhD Purdue, 2014 (West
Lafayette, IN). Synthesized and reacted radicals to disulfide linked
peptides and proteins. In my study I used HPLC and mass spectrometry to
characterize peptides and small proteins.
Antonie H. Rice, Ph.D'96
Current Occupation: Assistant Dean of Education and
Student Affairs for the National School of Tropical Medicine at Baylor
College of Medicine in Houston, TX. He previously worked at UAPB from
2002-2015 in the Department of Chemistry and Physics and served as Chair
of the Chemistry and Physics Department, and Associate Dean of the School of
Arts and Sciences during his tenure.
Bachelors of Science degree in Chemistry - UAPB (1996), (Pine Bluff,
AR); Masters of Science in Pharmaceutical Chemistry - University of
Kansas (1999); Doctorate of Philosophy in Pharmaceutical Chemistry - University of Kansas (2002). His research involves chemical modification
of taxanes and delivery of anticancer drugs across the blood-brain
Current Occupation: Chemical Research at BASF (Wyandotte, Michigan). Involved in Polyurethane Research to fabricate improved high
density window gasket foams for transportation industry, produce bonding
layer on low surface energy substrates for subsea adhesion, incorporate
photochromic molecules into construction sprayfoam for special tagging
and R&D safety liaison.
Education: Bachelor’s degree in Science UAPB, 2010 (Pine Bluff, AR).
Occupation: Project set up manager Q2 solutions, a quintiles quest joint venture. As a project set up manager her job responsibilities include
but are not limited to developing the database design requirements
which include configuration, programming for full protocols and protocol
amendments, and developing and maintaining client design standards. She is also responsible for communicating and coordinating set up activities
with clients and internal customers to ensure approvals are met, launch
is successful, and a seamless transfer of the project to the Project
Manager. She also participates in internal and external audits and
coordinate and mentor more junior staff and new hires to the company.
Education: Bachelor of Science in Chemistry, University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff, 2012.
Stephen T. Broughton, MD.'11
Current Occupation: Resident Physician, Department of Internal Medicine, Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center (Winston-Salem, North Carolina). Stephen plans to specialize in
Education: Bachelors of Science in Chemistry, UAPB (2011),
(Pine Bluff, AR), Doctor of Medicine, UAMS (2015), (Little Rock, AR).
Occupation: Graduate student at Washington University in St. Louis,
enrolled in the Post-Baccalaureate Pre-Medical Program
Education: Bachelors of Science in Chemistry, UAPB (2015), (Pine Bluff, AR)
Ruth D. Jones, Ph.D'94
Current Occupation: Mishap Investigation Specialist at the NASA Safety Center in Huntsville, Alabama
Bachelor of Science degree in Physics from University of Arkansas at
Pine Bluff in 1994. She received both Doctorate of Philosophy and
Masters of Science degrees in Physics/Materials Science in December 2000
and July 1997, respectively from Alabama A & M University,
Huntsville, Alabama. She was a 1989 honor graduate of Central High
School, West Helena, Arkansas.
Dr. Jones is the second African
American woman to receive a Ph. D. in Physics in the state of Alabama,
and the first woman to receive a Bachelor of Science degree in Physics
from the prestigious University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff. The author of numerous articles on optical physics, Dr.
Jones is a member
of the System Safety Society, Society of Women Engineers, American
Physical Society, SPIE and Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated. One
of her goals is to help young people, particularly minorities in small
towns, understand the excitement, opportunities and enjoyment in
pursuing a technical career.
Benjamin Newton, Ph.D'09
Current Occupation: Research Electronics Engineer, Air Force Research Lab Wright Patterson Air Force Base. 5237 Cooper Rd, Dayton, OH 45433
Education: Bachelors of Science degree in Physics, UAPB (2009), Masters of Science in Microelectronics and Photonics and Doctorate of Philosophy in Microelectronic and Photonics, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville (2014)
Current Occupation: Technical Consulting Sr. Analyst: Accenture
Education: B.S in Chemistry, University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff; M.S in Material Science and Engineering, Norfolk State University