Dr. Stephanie Hooper Marosek: “The Elemental and Noteworthy Connections Between Chemistry and Music”
Stephanie E. Hooper Marosek, Ph.D. is originally from South Carolina, and received her B.S. in chemistry from the University of South Carolina in 2000. She went on to pursue a M.S. (2004) and Ph.D. (2007) in analytical chemistry from Virginia Tech. She has worked as both an environmental chemist and an analytical chemist for industrial laboratories. She began teaching at Methodist University in the fall of 2007, and is currently a tenured associate professor of chemistry and also the Wyatt Endowed Professor of Science. She has presented her research at several national and regional chemistry conferences, and has published her work in Electroanalysisand the Journal of Forensic Research. Her research is focused primarily on interdisciplinary analysis ranging from forensic science to athletic training and kinesiology. She lives in Wade, NC with her husband Scott and their daughter Laurel. She enjoys clog dancing (both recreational and competitive) in her spare time.
Dr. Jie Zhou: “Numbers in Space and Time: from Ancient Greece to the 21st century”
Jie Zhou, who holds degrees in software engineering and mathematics, teaches mathematics at Methodist University. He moved to Fayetteville about five years ago after a stint in South Carolina. He spends his leisure time drinking coffee, learning new skills, and watching documentaries and college football.