Department of Chemistry and Physics

Dr. Heather V. Clontz

Dr. Heather V. Clontz

Associate Professor

233 Smith Science Center


University of South Carolina, PhD
Mercer University, BS

About Me

I have always enjoyed science and knew I wanted to be a scientist at an early age. I realized that I wanted to teach when I was living overseas. At the time I was teaching English as a Second Language (ESL) and really enjoyed it. When I returned to the states, I knew I wanted to teach chemistry!

I have been teaching at Wingate University for 12 years. During that time I have taught mainly organic chemistry. Most recently I have taught a class called Chemistry in Society that is for non-science majors. I have really enjoyed showing my students that you don’t have to be a chemistry major to enjoy or learn about chemistry — it is all around you!

Outside of the classroom, I enjoy spending time with my husband and son. I also enjoy traveling. I have taught three W’International classes, mainly focusing on North Africa.

Ferguson, K.K., Voegtle H.L, Gibson, J.M. “Synthesis of Tethered Anthracene Derivatives for Use on a Silanol Surface.” Wingate Research Review 4: 93-109. 2012

Perera, R.; Sono, M.; Voegtle, H.L.; Dawson, J.H. “Molecular Basis for the Inability of an Oxygen Atom Donor Ligand to Replace the Natural Sulfur Donor Heme Axial Ligand in Cytochrome P450 Catalysis. Spectroscopic Characterization of the Cys436Ser CYP2B4 Mutant.” Archives of Biochemistry and Biophysics 507: 119-125. 2011

Rowe, A.; Smith, B.; Voegtle, H.L. “Advances in the Synthesis of 4-Hydroxymellein.” Wingate Research Review 1: 44-53. 2009

Voegtle, H.L.; Jones, T.H.; Davidson, D.W.; Snelling, R.R. “E-2-Ethylhexenal, E-2-Ethyl-2-Hexenol, Mellein, and 4-hydroxymellein in Camponotus species from Brunei.” Journal of Chemical Ecology 34: 215-219. 2008

Jones, T.H.; Voegtle, H.L.; Miras, H.M.; Weatherford, R.G.; Spande, T.F.; Garraffo, H.M.; Daly, J.W.; Davidson, D.W.; Snelling, R.R. “Venom chemistry of the Ant Myrmicaria melanogaster from Brunei.” Journal of Natural Products 70:160-168. 2007

Bryson, T.A.; Gibson, J.M.; Stewart, J.J.; Voegtle, H.; Tiwari, A.; Dawson, J.H.; Marley, W.; Harmon, B. “Synthesis of Quinolines, Pyridine Ligands and Biological Probes in Green Media.” Green Chemistry 5:177-180. 2003

Voegtle, H.L.; Sono, M.; Adak, S.; Pond, A.E.; Tomita, T.; Perera, R.; Goodin, D.B.; Ikeda-Saito, M.; Stuehr, D.J.; and Dawson, J.H. “Spectroscopic Characterization of Five- and Six-Coordinate Ferrous-NO Heme Complexes. Evidence for Heme Fe-Proximal Cysteinate Bond Cleavage in the Ferrous-NO Adducts of the Trp-409Tyr/Phe Proximal Environment Mutants of Neuronal Nitric Oxide Synthase.” Biochemistry 42:2475-2484. 2003

DeBerry, S., Clontz, H.V., Gibson, J.M., Daniel, S. “”Palladium-Catalyzed Dehydration/Reduction of Alcohols by Aqueous Formic Acid in Near-critical Water.”” Southeastern Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society. 2014

Honeycutt, A.P, Love, B.W., Clontz, H.V., Gibson, J.M. “”One-Pot Deoxygenation of Crude Organometallic Adducts and Similar Compounds.”” Southeastern Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society. 2013

Clontz, H.V., Wilson, K.R., Dahm, C.E. “”A Model for a Sophomore Level Research Class.”” Southeastern Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society. 2013

Summer Research Grant, Wingate University, 2017

Innovative Teaching Grant, 2013

Summer Research Grant, Wingate University, 2011

Summer Research Grant, Wingate University, 2008

Summer Research Grant, Wingate University, 2007

Postdoctoral Fellowship, Dreyfus Foundation, 2004-2005

Women Chemists Travel Award, American Chemical Society, 2001