Chemistry Board of Advisors

The function of the Board of Advisors is to provide guidance and counsel in relevant matters to the department head, faculty and students. The Board of Advisors will also review the departmental programs and recommend areas of opportunity. By working with the chemistry department, the board will influence the University, state and nation by assisting the department head in creating excellence in teaching and research programs. By partnering with the department, the development of professionals for industry, government and academia will be enhanced.


Serving as a liaison between the department, industry, government and the community at large is the key to the future success of the department and board. Major fundraising efforts for the department, along with motivating students to develop employment opportunities through association with board members, will foster graduate success and future involvement in the department and Board of Advisors.

Board MemberMember Affiliation
Mr. Brad Bledsoe CTP Transportaion Prodcuts, LLC
Ms. Tracy Clark-Stovall Director, Quality Assurance Dairi Concepts
Dr. Robert Ernst  
Mr. Garrett Glover  
Dr. Wyman Grindstaff Emeritus Faculty
Ms. Sue Grindstaff Emeritus Faculty
Dr. Matthew Harthcock Director of Engineering & Technology Schneller LLC
Mr. Arthur D. Hurtado Fundación Hurtado
Mr. Matthew Lepper Missouri State Highway Patrol Crime Lab
Mr. Mike Minor Verizon
Dr. David Osborne Chief Scientific Officer Tolmar Inc.
Mr. Joe Peters Cox Hospital, Pharmacy
Mr. Erick Roberts

Superintendent, Solid Waste Management Division

Department of Environmental Services

City of Springfield

Ms. Corrie Sifers  
Mr. Craig Teague Cornell College
Ms. Debbie Underwood

Senior Accountant-Tax and Accounting Services

KPM CPAs, PC

Mr. Jason Walworth Reeds Spring High School
Dr. Annette Wardell Physician, Taylor Health & Wellness Center
Dr. Josh Whitford, DDS Dentist, Silver Lake Dentistry
Mr. Scott Workman Missouri State Highway Patrol Crime Lab