Dr. Tricia Stan

Patricia Stan

Associate Professor of Chemistry

Office Location: Euler 340
Phone: (765) 998-4597
Email: ptstan@taylor.edu

Specialties: Inorganic Chemistry, Catalysis, Organometallics, Air sensitive techniques


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Patricia Lynn (Earl) Stan

Assistant Professor of Chemistry
Taylor University
236 Reade Avenue, Upland, IN 46989
Office: (765) 998-4597
Email: ptstan@taylor.edu


August 2000 - Present
Taylor University, Upland, IN
Chemistry Department Adjunct Faculty teaching a non-majors chemistry class from 2000-2006. Assistant professor of chemistry 2006 – present teaching a variety of classes and labs as well as supervising student hiring for the department.

Adjunct Faculty
2001 - 2006
Manchester College, N Manchester, IN
Adjunct Faculty teaching a general education chemistry class and college algebra.

August 1996 - 2000
Illiana Christian High School, Lansing, IL
Teaching Chemistry and Earth Science

Adjunct Faculty
August 1995 - June 1997
Indiana University Northwest, Gary, IN
Purdue Calumet University, Hammond, IN
Taught Nursing Chemistry class and discussion section. General and Advanced Inorganic labs.

Chemist Laboratory Manager
June 1993-March 1995
PrismaSystems, Rome, NY (Summer 1992)
Supervised seven people on daily projects for development of diagnostic tests on a new clinical chemistry analyzer. Some involvement with FDA submissions, QC procedures and GLP guidelines development. Worked in customer service on the phone and in person.  Project management trainee, interface between lab, software and engineering. Participated in hiring and training new employees.

Visiting Assistant Professor of Chemistry
July 1991-June 1993
Hamilton College, Clinton, NY
Taught General Chemistry, Advanced Inorganic Chemistry, Team taught a Jr. level laboratory course, General Chemistry lab and lab development, Organic lab, and supervised three senior projects.

Teaching Assistant
Washington University, St. Louis, MO
Teaching Assistant for Organic Chemistry. Responsible for managing lab, instructing students, grading lab reports and lab activities.


Manchester College/Wabash County Solid Waste Management District
Recycling presentations in elementary and middle schools and programs at an associated nature center.

Northwestern University - Evanston, IL
Summer 1999
REST program, (Research Experience for Science Teachers)


Graduate Research
Department of Chemistry, Washington University, St. Louis, MO
Research in Inorganic/Organometallic Chemistry
Research Advisor: Professor John R. Bleeke
Studied the synthesis and reactivity of pentadienyl rhenium complexes. Applied proficiency with dry box and Schlenk air-sensitive techniques to the synthesis of organometallic and inorganic compounds. Utilized knowledge of both one and two dimensional multinuclear FT NMR and FT IR in studying and identifying synthesis products. Experience with crystal mounting, x-ray data collection, and structure solving permitted full characterization of these compounds.


Bird, B., Case, J., Colgan, M., Sisson, C., & Stan, P. (2011). Collaborating to Improve Student Learning: An Interdisciplinary “Big Idea” Reflection Assignment. Learning Communities Journal, Submitted December 2011.

The Big Idea: Reflection Papers on the Big Questions of a Course, Case, J., Colgan, M., Collins, P., Sisson, C., & Stan, P. 29th Annual Lilly Conference November 21, 2009, Miami University, Oxford, Ohio

The So-What Factor: Connecting Students to Life Implications in the General Education Core Chechowich, F., Colgan, M., Hoskins, T., Sigworth, J., Stan, P., Pak, J., Mid-West Scholars Conference, Indianapolis, Indiana, 2010

Patricia Stan, DG Hammond, Daniel King. 2010 General Chemistry Laboratory II CHE202/212. Deer Park, NY: Linus Publications, Inc.

Patricia Stan, DG Hammond, Daniel King. 2009 General Chemistry Laboratory I CHE201/211. Deer Park, NY: Linus Publications, Inc.

Mechanisms of n1-Pentadienyl Ligand Isomerization. First Structural Characterization of a 3- n1-Pentadienyl-Metal Complex. Organometallics November 1989 J.R. Bleeke and P.L. Earl.

April 14, 1989, 197th National ACS Meeting, Dallas, TX. Synthesis and First Structural Characterization of a C3-Bound n1-Pentadienyl Transition Metal Complex. P.L. Earl, D.A. Moore, J.R. Bleeke.


American Chemical Society


Ph.D. Inorganic Chemistry
Washington University
November 1990
St. Louis, Missouri
GPA: 3.71/4.0

A.M. Chemistry
Washington University
May 1987
St. Louis, Missouri
GPA: 3.50/4.0

B.S. Chemistry
Houghton College
May 1985
Houghton, NY
GPA: 3.47/4.0