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Daniel King

Department Chair and Professor of Chemistry

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  • PhD, Analytical Chemistry, University of Georgia
  • BS, Chemistry Education, Huntington University

Career Highlights

Franklin W. and Joan M. Forman Distinguished Faculty Scholar Award, Taylor University, 2012.

Distinguished Lecture Award, School of Natural and Applied Sciences, Taylor University, 2009.

Pierce's Disease Research Grant co-Investigator, California Department of Food and Agriculture, $520,000, 2008.

Published research with 29 undergraduate co-authors

Featured Scholarship

“Use of Amide Exchange Mass Spectrometry To Study Conformational Changes within the Endopolygalacturonase II – Polygalacturonic Acid – Polygalacturonase Inhibiting Protein System”, Biochemistry. 10225-10233, 2002.

"Mapping Glycans onto Specific N-Linked Glycosylation Sites of Pyrus Communis PGIP Redefines the Interface for EPG:PGIP Interactions”, Journal of Proteome Research, 673-680, 2009.

“Methods for Essential Tremor Assessment: Acoustic Tremor Monitoring (ATM) and Rhythmic Spirals (RS) Methods”, American Journal of Undergraduate Research, 93-100, 2015.

“The Effects of Acute Exercise and Meat Fasting/Feasting on Urinary 3-methylhistidine by Liquid Chromatography – Mass Spectrometry”, Journal of Undergraduate Chemistry Research, 36-39 2015.

“Using Scientific Literature to Affect Students’ Identification with the Scientific Discourse Community”, Journal of Chemical Education, 506-509, 2020.


Teaching at Taylor is a real blessing. TU is large enough that I am able to focus on my area of specialization, analytical chemistry, but small enough that I am able to be actively involved in the TU community outside the classroom. Taking my young kids to athletic events is a staple of our weekend activities. This interaction between TU students and my family is what continually reinforces our decision to move to Taylor.


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