Our Faculty

Elizabeth Blue, Assistant Professor
(Ph.D. Organometallic Chemistry, 2006, North Carolina State University)
Synthesis and characterization of new copper(I) organometallic and coordination compounds, and on developing catalytic processes for C-N bond-formation. Dr. Blue teaches Organic Chemistry lectures and laboratories. Her academic interests include; Organometallic Chemistry, Chemical Education, and Green Chemistry.

Office: 307 Leslie Campbell Hall of Science
Phone: (910) 893-1859
Email: [email protected]

Andrew M. Bryan, Professor Emeritus
(Ph.D. Physical Chemistry, 1993, N.C. State University, Raleigh) Dissertation Research - Synthesis and characterization of pure and aluminum substituted iron oxides and oxyhydroxides.
Dr. Bryan remembers when he and Dr. Jung taught everything except inorganic chemistry. Dr. Bryan followed Dr. Jung serving as the second Chairman of the Department of Chemistry and Physics for more than 10 years. During his 20 years of departmental service, Dr. Bryan attended summer workshops at SUNY Long Island, Northeastern University, University of Dayton, University of West Virginia, and University of Virginia.  Dr. Bryan retired disabled due to early onset of Parkinson's Disease, but he and his family live in the university community.  He continues to explore ideas in chemical education in various ways.

Office: none
Phone: contact department office
Email: [email protected], [email protected]

W. Lin Coker III, Department Chair of Chemistry & Physics and Associate Professor
(Ph.D. Analytical Chemistry, 1997, North Carolina State University)
Dr. Coker’s research interests include metal determination in real world samples and methods comparisons. Dr. Coker teaches general chemistry, quantitative analysis and preparatory chemistry.

Office: 103-A Leslie Campbell Hall of Science
Phone: (910) 893-1739
Email: [email protected]

Kimberly Elmore, Laboratory Manager
(B.S., Chemistry, 2006, Campbell University)
Mrs. Elmore supervises general chemistry laboratory instruction and safety.

Office: 306 Leslie Campbell Hall of Science
Phone: 814-5420
Email: [email protected]

Scott A Fedorchak, Instructor
(M Sc. Physics, 1991, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA)
(B.S. Physics and Nuclear Engineering 1982, United States Military Academy, West Point, NY)
Mr. Fedorchak teaches General Physics and Special Topics in Modern Physics.

Office: 310-A Leslie Campbell Hall of Science
Phone: (910) 893-1867
Email: [email protected]

Sarah K. Goforth, Assistant Professor
(Post-doctoral research, Organometallic Chemistry, University of Virginia)
(Ph.D. Inorganic Chemistry, 2013, University of Florida)
(B.S. Chemistry and Mathematics, Furman University)
Dr. Goforth teaches organic and inorganic chemistry, and her research interests focus on organometallic synthesis and catalysis.

Office: 311-A Leslie Campbell Hall of Science
Phone: (910) 814-5572
Email: [email protected]

James M. Jung, Professor Emeritus
(Ph.D. Organic Chemistry, 1962, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill)
Tripeptide synthesis through oxazolidine-5-one intermediates.
Dr Jung teaches organic chemistry laboratory. Dr. Jung taught organic chemistry and other classes for over 46 years. He also served as Chairman of the Department of Chemistry and Physics, and as Head of the Division of Mathematics and Sciences.

Office: 313 Leslie Campbell Hall of Science
Phone: (910) 893-1736
Email: [email protected]

Brian D Kesling, Assistant Professor
(Ph.D. Physical Chemistry, 2004, West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV)
Synthesis and characterization of polycarbonate blended with organic photoconductors using solid state NMR spectroscopy.
Dr. Kesling teaches general chemistry, physical chemistry, and labs for physics 221 and 222.

Office: 308 Leslie Campbell Hall of Science
Phone: (910) 814-5767
Email: [email protected]

Jason Ezell, Assistant Professor
(M.S. Nuclear Physics, 1986, North Carolina State University)
Mr. Ezell’s research interests include using nuclear microanalysis methods as well as identifying naturally occurring radionuclides in the environment. Mr. Ezell teaches both Calculus and Algebra based introductory Physics as well as an introductory Astronomy course.

Office: 312 Leslie Campbell Hall of Science
Phone: (910) 893-1737
Email: [email protected]

Michael B. Wells, Dean of College of Arts & Sciences and Associate Professor
(Ph.D. Organometallic Chemistry, 1996, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill)
Reaction of alkynes bound to chiral tungsten complex.
Dr. Wells teaches organic chemistry, inorganic chemistry, and the chemical evidence module of the forensic science course. Dr. Wells has served as chair of the Department of Chemistry and Physics, and is now the Dean of the College of Arts & Sciences.

Office: 193 Main Street, Pearson Hall
Phone: (910) 893-1277
Fax: (910) 893-1274
Email: [email protected]

Jordan Womick, Assistant Professor
(Ph.D. Physical Chemistry, 2012, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill)
Dr. Womick teaches general chemistry and instrumental analysis.

Office: 309 Leslie Campbell Hall of Science
Phone: (910) 893-1738
Email: [email protected]

Connie Turlington, Administrative Assistant
Phone: (800) 334-4111, ext. 5444
Email: [email protected]