Wayne Jones, dean of the College of Engineering and Physical Sciences, was recently elected to the American Chemical Society’s Board of Directors for 2018.
Jones, also professor of chemistry, became dean of CEPS in July 2017, previously serving as professor and chair in the department of chemistry at Binghamton University, State University of New York. He was also the founding director of the Center for Learning and Teaching at Binghamton.
“I’m excited to serve the American Chemical Society and represent my fellow chemists and chemical engineers on the board,” says Jones. “I look forward to working on the board’s strategic efforts to improve education and member engagement across the society and the international chemical community.”
An active volunteer leader in the American Chemical Society for more than 20 years, Jones has served at the local, regional and national level in ACS leadership roles. He is currently the chair of the ACS Committee on Committees and treasurer of the Northeast Region Board. He has previously served as chair of both the Local Section Activities Committee and the Membership Affairs Committee.
Jones also has organized numerous symposia, chaired two Northeast Regional Meetings and served as program chair for national meetings of the Division of Chemical Education three times. In 2010, he was recognized as an ACS Fellow. In 2015, he received the E. Anne Nalley Award for Service to the ACS in the Northeast Region.
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