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

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Upcoming EPIC Events

04/04/14, 3:30 pm, Dr. Weiss

04/11/14, 4:00 pm, Ms. Soublo

04/11/14, Poster Session

04/17/14, Dr. Anderson

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