Building Your Best Chemistry Career Volume 1: Academic Perspectives

ISBN : 9780841237988

Mark A. Benvenuto
128 ページ
180 x 259 mm
ACS Symposium Series

Jumpstart your academic career... Obtaining a degree is the first step of many building blocks that will form your career. In this volume, authors provide engaging and informative perspectives on success in academia and government. Success stories discuss key lessons learned by chemists who have successfully created their own career, including resiliency, networking, leadership, and career advancement. This book is a valuable resource for first-time job seekers in chemical sciences and newly hired Ph.D. graduates, as well as new faculty and graduate advisors.


Chapter 1: Caring for Your Brand And Your Career, William F. Carroll
Chapter 2: How to Nurture a Successful Career Anywhere, Kelly O. Sullivan
Chapter 3: Things I Wish I Had Known Earlier (Or, You Can Learn from My Mistakes), Lisa M. Balbes
Chapter 4: The Journey to Success, Susan Vittorio
Chapter 5: Career Success in the Chemical Profession: A How to Primer, Heinz P. Plaumann and Mark A. Benvenuto
Chapter 6: Becoming an Outstanding Professor, Katelyn Cottone
Chapter 7: From One Job to the Next? Klaus Friedrich
Chapter 8: Professor to Program Manager: How I Achieved Success after Leaving Academia, Bradley K. Norwood
Chapter 9: A Journey from Faculty to Administrator, Amanda C. Bryant-Friedrich
Chapter 10: When the Call to Service Turns into a Call for Leadership, Sherine O. Obare
Chapter 11: Tackling the Transition into Academic Administration, Leah K. Aggison
Chapter 12: A Journey Through a Career in Academia: From Faculty to Administration, Ben Caldwell
Editor's Biography
Author Index
Subject Index


Mark Benvenuto is a Professor of Chemistry in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at the University of Detroit Mercy and a Fellow of the American Chemical Society. His research interests span a wide array of subjects, including the synthesis of novel materials for water remediation; plus the use of energy dispersive X-ray fluorescence spectroscopy to determine trace elemental compositions of aquatic and land-based plant matter, food and dietary supplements, and medieval and ancient artifacts. He served as the chairperson of his department at UDM for 18 years. Benvenuto received a B.S. in chemistry from the Virginia Military Institute and, after several years as a lieutenant in the United States Army, a Ph.D. in inorganic chemistry from the University of Virginia. After a postdoctoral fellowship at the Pennsylvania State University, he joined the faculty at the University of Detroit Mercy in 1993.