Dr. W. Gary Hollis - Professor of Chemistry, Dept. Chairperson

Professor of Chemistry

Department Chairperson

Biographical Information

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
BS in Chemistry, 1983; PhD in Organic Chemistry, 1988


Roanoke College
Associate Professor of Chemistry, 2000-present
Assistant Professor of Chemistry, 1995-2000

The College of William and Mary
Assistant Professor of Chemistry, 1988-1995

Current Courses
  • Chem 221 - Organic I
  • Chem 221L - Organic Lab I
  • Chem 222 - Organic II
  • Chem 222L- Organic Lab II
  • Chem 480 - Senior Seminar
  • GST 400 - Science and Religion (Senior Symposium)
  • INQ 110 - Freshman Seminar - Forensic Science
  • INQ 250 - Chemistry and Crime
Research Interests
  • The use of alkenylboronate esters as substrates in photochemical reactions.
  • The use of trialkylboranes as alkylating agents.
  • Synthesis of perfluoronated aromatics for use in metallocene and polymer chemistry.
Contact Information

Street address
Chemistry Department,
Roanoke College
221 College Lane
Salem, VA 24153-3794


540 375-2437

540 375-2055

540 265-4661

Roanoke Acquires New Instrumentation

Roanoke Acquires New Instrumentation

“At Roanoke, first semester freshman use instruments that are available only to seniors or grad students at many other schools,” says Dr. Gail Steehler.

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Upcoming EPIC Events

09/05/14, 3:30 pm, Summer Presentations

09/18/14, 7:30 pm, ACS @ Lynchburg

09/26/14, 3:30 pm, Magic Show

09/27/14, 2:00 pm, Magic Show

09/27/14, TBA, Poster Session

See EPiC Calendar for more events.