Biographical Sketch: Alexandra C. Stenson
 
EDUCATION
 

Ph.D. in Analytical Chemistry, Department of Chemistry, (Dr. William T. Cooper, PhD advisor), Florida State University, 2002.

B.S. in Chemistry and in Environmental Chemistry, (summa cum laude-3.98 GPA), Florida State University, 1998.

A.A. (summa cum laude-4.0 GPA), Edison Community College, 1996.

   
PROFESSIONAL APPOINTMENTS
2005– present

Assistant Professor, Chemistry Department, University of South Alabama
Associate Member of the Graduate Faculty since November 2009.
Campus Coordinator for the Alabama Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation since 2007.

 

 

 

2004- 2005 Research Scientist II at Vertex Pharmacueticals Inc., Boston, MA
 
2002- 2004 Investigator/ Research Scientist I at Vertex Pharmaceuticals Inc., Boston, MA


1998-2001 Teaching/Research Assistant at Florida State University, Tallahassee,FL.


   
HONORS AND AWARDS
 

• Invitee at Xi Omega Sorority’s Faculty Appreciation Dinner in 2006, 2007, 2008, and 2009.
• Graduate Student Award in Environmental Chemistry, Environmental Division, American Chemical Society,   2001
• Teaching Assistant Appreciation Award Runner-Up, 1999.

   
TEACHING EXPERIENCE
  University of South Alabama
  • General Chemistry I (CH131)                       (Spr 06-10; Fall 06, 08, 09, 10)
  • Introductory Analysis (CH265)                       (Spr 06-10; Sum 06-09; Fall 07-09)
  • Physical Chemistry I Laboratory (CH301L)     (Fall 05-10)
  • Physical Chemistry II Laboratory (CH302L)    (Spr 06)
  • Instrumental Analysis (CH465)                       (Fall 10)
Florida State University:
  • Introduction to Analytical Chemistry Laboratory (CH3120L)
  • Advanced Analytical Chemistry Laboratory (CH4130L)
Research Students Mentored (21 total, *multiple semesters in my research laboratory)
Priscillia Ajaegbu*, Talia America*, Erin Capley*, Hijrah El-Sabae*, Joseph Glovacz*, Vanessa Jarvis*, Harry Larubi*, Nicole Novotny*, Eva Osilla*, Samantha Reilly*, Angela Dabbs, Andrew Harris, Melissa Maso, Tresher Moorer, Brett Parrish, Julius Pugh, Christopher Roe, James Ryles, Devi Sampat, Melissa Stringer, and Landon Sykora

   
GRANTS AND RESEARCH SUPPORT
 

• National Science Foundation (NSF) – MRI: Acquisition of a Linear Ion Trap Mass Spectrometer, Principal Investigator, ($387,001), recommended for funding, Aug. 2010.

• National Science Foundation (NSF) – RUI: Analytical Method Development for MSn Characterization of Humics, Principal Investigator, ($148,000), Aug. 2009, three years continuing.

• National Science Foundation (NSF)
– Alabama Louis Stokes Association for Minority Participation, Principal Investigator, ($51,842 to date), continuing since Nov, 2006.

• Arts & Sciences Summer Professional Development Awards, Prefractionation of Humic Substances, Principal Investigator, ($5,351), Dec, 2006, one year.

• University of South Alabama Research Council
, Prefractionation of Humic Substances, Principal Investigator, ($4,752.1), Feb, 2006, one year.

   
MANUSCRIPT AND PROPOSAL REVIEWS
  Proposals:

NSF review panel
Additional NSF proposals


Fall 09
Spr 07, Spr 08(2)
  Manuscripts:

• Analytical Chemistry
• Chemosphere
• Environmental Science and Technology
• Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta
• International Journal of Environmental Analytical Chemistry
• Journal of Chromatography A
• Marine Chemistry
• Nature Geoscience
• Rapid Communications in Mass Spectrometry:


Fall 06
Spr 08
Spr10, Sum10
Fall 08, Fall 09
Spr 09
Fall 08
Spr 08, Spr 09
Spr 09
Fall 08, Sum 10
   
PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS
 

• American Chemical Society, secretary of the local section during the 2007 academic year

   
COLLABORATORS
 
  • Eugene A. Cioffi      (University of South Alabama, Chemistry)
  • James H. Davis        (University of South Alabama, Chemistry)
  • Norris W. Hoffman  (University of South Alabama, Chemistry)
  • William M. Landing (Florida State University, Chemical Oceanography)
  • Alan G. Marshall      (Florida State University, Chemistry)
  • Gregory Waselkov   (University of South Alabama, Anthropology)
   
SYNERGISTIC ACTIVITIES
 

• Science Olympiad – Earth Science Workshop coordinator (2009 & 2010).
• Expanding your Horizons/ Girls Exploring Math and Science - Planning-Committee member and workshop coordinator (since 2005).

   
PUBLICATIONS (University of South Alabama students are underlined, * indicates the corresponding author)
 

• Peer-Reviewed Journals:

Capley, E. N.; Tipton, J. D.; Marshall, A. G.; Stenson,* A. C.; Chromatographic Reduction in Isobaric and Isomeric Complexity of Fulvic Acids Enables Multistage Tandem Mass Spectral Characterization. Analytical Chemistry (accepted for publication, Aug 2010)

Stenson*, A. C. Fourier Transform Ion Cyclotron Resonance Mass Spectral Characterization of Metal-Humic Binding. Rapid Communications in Mass Spectrometry (2009), 23(4), 465-476. (citations to date: 1)

Stenson*, A. C. Reversed-Phase Chromatography Fractionation Tailored to Mass Spectral Characterization of Humic Substances. Environmental Science and Technology (2008), 42(6), 2060-2065. (citations to date: 5)

Stenson*, A. C.; Cioffi, E. A. Speciation of M+3-hydroxypyrone chelation complexes by electrospray ionization ion trap and Fourier Transform ion cyclotron resonance mass spectrometry. Rapid Communications in Mass Spectrometry (2007), 21(16), 2594-2600. (citations to date: 1)

Soutullo, M. D.; Odom, C. I.; Wicker, B. F.; Henderson, C. N.; Stenson, A. C.; Davis*, J. H., Jr. Reversible CO2 Capture by Unexpected Plastic-, Resin-, and Gel-like Ionic Soft Materials Discovered during the Combi-Click Generation of a TSIL Library. Chemistry of Materials (2007), 19(15), 3581-3583. (citations to date: 17)

Soutullo, M. D.; Odom, C. I.; Salter, E. A.; Stenson, A. C.; Sykora, R. E.; Wierzbicki, A.; Davis*, J. H., Jr. Ultra-Easy Access to NH2-Functionalized TSILs, Their Potential as Highly Volume-Efficient Electrophile Scavengers, and Insights into the Electronics of Girard's Reagent T, A Venerable Chemical Work Horse. Journal of Combinatorial Chemistry (2007), 9(4), 571-573. (citations to date: 3)

Stenson, A. C.; Marshall, A. G.; Cooper*, W. T. Exact Masses and Chemical Formulas of Individual Suwannee River Fulvic Acids from Ultrahigh Resolution

Electrospray Ionization Fourier Transform Ion Cyclotron Resonance Mass Spectra. Analytical Chemistry (2003), 75(6), 1275-1284. (citations to date: 131)

Stenson, A. C.; Landing, W. M.; Marshall, A. G.; Cooper*, W. T. Ionization and Fragmentation of Humic Substances in Electrospray Ionization Fourier Transform-Ion Cyclotron Resonance Mass Spectrometry. Analytical Chemistry (2002), 74(17), 4397-4409. (citations to date: 102)

• Book Chapter:

Cooper*, W.T., Llewelyn, J.M., Bennett, L.G. Stenson, A.C., Salters, J.M. 2005. Organic Phosphorus Speciation in Natural Waters by Mass Spectrometry. In Organic Phosphorus in the Environment. Edited by: B.J. Turner, E. Fossard, D.S.Baldwin 45-74. CABI Publishing, Cambridge Ma.

   
ORAL PRESENTATIONS AT NATIONAL CONFERENCES
 

Stenson, A.C; Tipton J. D.; Capley, E.N.; Marshall, A. G. MSn analysis of Essentially Single-Formula Fulvic Ions. Humic Science & Technology XIII Conference, Boston MA, 2010.

Stenson, A.C. Optimization of a Second Fractionation Step of Humic Substances as Groundwork for Permitting Large-scale MSn Characterization. Pittcon Conference, Orlando, Fl. 2010.

Hoffman, N.; Traylor, R.; Wicker, B.F.; Stenson, A.C.; Rilley, S.; Sykora, R.; Marshall, A.G.; Kwan, M.L.; Schroder, P.; Dixon, D. Using collision-induced-dissociation mass spectrometry to predict solution-phase relative affinities of unidentate ligands for a Pd(II) pincer cation. 41st Central Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society, Cleveland, OH, 2009.

Stenson, A.C. Meaningful Prefractionation of Humic Substances for the Purpose of Improved ESI Mass Spectral Characterization. Pittcon Conference, New Orleans, LA. 2008.

Hoffman, N.; Traylor, R.; Wicker, B.F.; Stenson, A.C.; Rilley, S.; Marshall, A.G.; Khitrov, G.; Kwan, M.L.; Schroder, P. Using the Mass-Spectrometric Techniques Collision-Induced Dissociation and Infrared Multi-Photon Dissociation to Predict Solution-Phase Relative Affinities of Unidentate Ligands for a Pd(II) Pincer Cation. Gordon Research Conference for Organometallic Chemistry, Newport, RI, 2008.

Stenson, A.C. and Cooper, W.T. Sources and extent of alteration of aquatic humic substances from individual molecular formulas. 225th ACS National Meeting, New Orleans, LA, 2003.

Cooper, W.T.; Stenson, A.C.; Llewelyn, J.M.; Milligan, L.; Fievre, A.; Marshall, A.G., Ultrahigh Resolution FT-ICR Mass Spectrometry of Natural Organic Matter. 16th Int. Mass Spectrometry Conf., Edinburgh, Scotland, 2003.

Stenson, A.C. and Cooper, W.T. Electrospray Ionization and Fourier Transform-Ion Cyclotron Resonance Mass Spectrometry as a Tool for Characterizing Humic Substances. Conference of the American Society for Mass Spectrometry, Orlando, FL. 2002.

Stenson, A.C.; Marshall, A.G.; Cooper, W.T. Electrospray Ionization-Fourier Transform-Ion Cyclotron Resonance Mass Spectrometry as a Tool for Characterizing Humic Substances. The Pittcon Conference, New Orleans, LA, 2002.

Cooper, W.T.; Stenson, A.C.; Marshall, A.G. Identification of Individual Humic Molecules by Electrospray Ionization and Ion Cyclotron Resonance Mass Spectrometry. 223rd ACS National Meeting, Orlando, FL, 2002.

Cooper, W.T.; Stenson, A.C. Molecular Fingerprinting of Aquatic Fulvic Acids by Ultra-high Resolution ESI FT-ICR Mass Spectrometry. 11th Biennial Conference of the International Humic Substances Society and the 6th Humic Substances Seminar, Boston, MA, 2002.

Cooper, W.T.; Stenson, A.C.; Marshall, A.G. Identification of Iindividual Humic Molecules by Electrospray Ionization and High-field Ion Cyclotron Resonance Mass Spectrometry. ACS National Meeting, American Chemical Society, Division of Environmental Chemistry, Boston, MA, 2002.

Stenson, A.C. et al. Size-Based Separations Coupled with High Resolution Mass Spectrometry as a Tool for the Characterization of Organic Nutrients in Surface Waters. The Pittcon Conference, New Orleans, LA, 2001.

   
INVITED SEMINARS
 

Stenson, A.C.; Tipton J. D.; Capley, E.N.; Marshall, A. G. Offline Multi-step ‘Micro-prep’ on Humic Samples, Florida State University, 2010.

Stenson, A.C. The Use of Ultra-high Resolution Mass Spectrometry to Characterize Complex Mixtures of Humic Substances, University of Mississippi, 2009.

Stenson, A.C. Mass Spectral Characterization of Humic Substances, University of Alabama Birmingham, 2006.

Stenson, A.C. Molecular Characterization of Humic Substances through Mass Spectrometry, Local Section Meeting of the American Chemical Society, Mobile, Al, 2006.

   

     

 
         
 

University of South Alabama - Mobile, AL, 36688-0002, (251) 460-6181
Date Last Changed: August 17, 2010
astenson@jaguar1.usouthal.edu
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August 17, 2010