Stacy Vassar

Organic Chemistry Lab Coordinator

M.A. Natural Sciences (Organic Chemistry)
SUNY Plattsburgh

Stacy Vassar

As the Laboratory Coordinator for Organic Chemistry, my role lies in the weekly preparation and instruction of four to five sections of CHEM221/222 laboratory each semester.  In addition, I coordinate lab instruction with other laboratory instructors and the student teaching assistants assigned to each laboratory section.  I am also a member of the SLU Health Careers Committee.

Born and raised in the North Country of New York, I hold a Bachelor’s degree in Biochemistry/Biophysics (1995) and a Master’s degree in Natural Sciences (Organic Chemistry) (1997).  In addition to St. Lawrence University, I have been an adjunct member of the Department of Chemistry faculty at SUNY Plattsburgh for the past ten years.

Prior to St. Lawrence University, I spent nine years in QA/QC and Technical Services, working closely with the FDA for a global pharmaceutical manufacturing company (Pfizer).

I have two beautiful twin daughters, who you may see from time-to-time walking the halls of Johnson Hall of Science, I enjoy cooking, reading, hiking, and music.

My teaching philosophy can be best described as “tough love.” That is, I typically expect the same high quality work from my students that I would expect from my own children. That said feel free to stop by my office (JHS 323) whenever the door is open. If you have a question, ask it. If I know the answer, I will assist you, and if I don’t, I will find out, and we will learn together.

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