Department of Chemistry and Physics

Dr. Jacob M. Plummer

Dr. Jacob M. Plummer

Assistant Professor

203 Smith

704-233-6444

j.plummer@wingate.edu


Education
University of Notre Dame, PhD
Northwestern College, BA

About Me

Chemistry is about problem solving. I got into teaching because I really enjoy working with students who want to understand science and use it to solve real-world problems. Whether working in the lab or the classroom, I want students to understand we are all working together to make life better for ourselves and others. I also serve as a health professions advisor.

I have advised students who have participated in pre-health programs, including pre-medical, dentistry, veterinary medicine, pharmacy, physician assistant and optometry programs. I greatly enjoy working with students planning to enter the field of medicine, and am grateful for the opportunity to assist them in reaching their dreams.

I am a huge fan of martial arts and regularly train at a local club. To date, I have studied Taekwondo, Jiu-Jitsu, Judo, Aikido and Capoeira. When I am not teaching or training, I enjoy spending time at home with my wife and son.

Plummer JM, Weitgenant JA, Noll BC, Lauher JW, Wiest O, Helquist P. “Synthesis, Structure, and Metal Complexation Behavior of a New Type of Functionalized Chiral Phenanthroline Derivative.” J. Org. Chem. 2008, 73, 3911-3914.

“Synthesis of Aminoallenes.” Illinois State Academy of Science (ISAS) Poster Presentation. March 30, 2012. Knox College. Poster Presentation Award Winner.

Illinois State Academy of Science Poster Award

Mini-Keck Grant Rudolph S. Bottei Teaching Award