- Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Nottingham University, 1989
- Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Northwestern University, 1988
- Ph.D. University of Kentucky
- B.S. Wheaton College
New synthetic methodology; preparation and exploitation of 2 alkylidene oxetanes, oxospirohexanes and dioxaspirohexanes; metal mediated approaches to the rapid assembly of diverse β-lactones as tools for proteomic profiling; synthesis of glycosphingolipids for examination of their role in immunomodulation.