Curtis F. Chapman | Hodges University

Curtis F. Chapman

Biomedical Sciences
Title:
Program Chair, Biomedical Sciences & Associate Professor

Email Address:
cchapman@hodges.edu

(239) 598-6108

Courses Taught:
Fundamentals of Chemistry with Lab; General Chemistry I with Lab; General Chemistry II with Lab; Organic Chemistry I with Lab; and Research Methods in the Health Sciences

Education:
Ph.D. Chemistry, The Pennsylvania State University, 1993
B.S. Chemistry, Lynchburg College, 1987

Equipped with a passion for science, Dr. Curtis Chapman received his bachelor’s degree and doctoral degree in chemistry. His thesis, titled, “Time-Resolved Fluorescence Studies of Solvation Dynamics and Chemical Reaction,” led to his post-doctoral research at the Beckman Laser Institute and Medical Clinic. He participated in various projects, which involved interactions of lasers with cells and fluorescence detection of tumors and abnormal cells.

After completing his research, Chapman accepted the position of senior scientist for EA Photonics where he served as the principal investigator on a USDA SBIR Phase I project developing instrumentation for the analysis of dairy products. His experience in the field continued as he took on the role of a technical staff member of Call/Recall, Inc. and prepared test samples for 3-D optical memory.

Transitioning to academia, Chapman served as an adjunct faculty member at Modesto Junior College before moving to Florida and joining Edison State College and preparing laboratory experiments for the science classes. He also taught chemistry and interdisciplinary studies courses. While continuing to serve as an adjunct, he taught chemistry and physics at Golden Gate High School for five years. It was in 2009 when Chapman joined the faculty at Hodges University. Currently, he teaches chemistry and is an associate professor and chair of the Biomedical Sciences program. 

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