William S. Jenks Ph.D.

Position Department / Business Unit
Professor Department of Chemistry
Institution Disciplines
Iowa State University Chemistry
City State / Provence
Ames Iowa
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After working as a postdoctoral fellow at Columbia, Dr. Jenks joined the faculty at Iowa State in the fall of 1992.

He was named a Cottrell Scholar by the Research Corporation in 1995 and received and NSF Career Award in 1996. He is an associate editor of Advances in Photochemistry. His on-campus recognitions include the 1998 Wilkinson award for undergraduate teaching, LXA Professor of the Month in February 1996, and being named an Outstanding Ally by the LGBTAA in 1999. In 2002, Dr. Jenks received the Award for Excellence in Teaching from the LAS College.


William S. Jenks, professor, received his B.S. from UCLA in 1986. He attended Columbia University as an NSF Pre-doctoral Fellow and subsequently as a Division of Organic Chemistry (ACS) fellow, receiving his Ph.D. in 1991.

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