Handout photo courtesy St. Mary's College of Maryland
March 24, 2014
Work highlights: dean of the College of Arts and Sciences and professor of chemistry at Lewis & Clark College in Portland, Ore.; director of the Science Education Alliance of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute in Chevy Chase;. tenured faculty member in the department of chemistry at Xavier University of Louisiana; visiting scientist at the University of Michigan in biophysics.
Education: chemistry degree from Fisk University and a doctorate in biochemistry from Purdue University; conducted her postdoctoral training at the University of Cincinnati School of Medicine
Personal: married to Eric Heatley; has two grown children, Jordan Starck and Patrice Starck Darby