• Ph.D., Arizona State University, 1988
  • B.S., University of California Davis, 1981


  • General Chemistry
  • Physical Chemistry
  • Physical Biochemistry
  • Quantum Chemistry and Spectroscopy
  • Computational Chemistry
  • Solid State Chemistry
  • Statistical Thermodynamics
  • Advanced Inorganic Chemistry


After earning his doctorate, Jeff R. Schoonover, Ph.D., held a research and teaching postdoctoral fellowship at Arizona State University. He later held the position of Visiting Assistant Professor of Chemistry at Moorehead State University, Kentucky, for two years. Schoonover joined the faculty at St. Mary’s University in 1992.

Research Interests

Schoonover’s primary area of research is chemical education. However, his research background and interests include theoretical chemistry, non-linear kinetics, solid state reaction kinetics and mechanisms, solid-solid phase transformations, ceramic materials preparation and processing, thermodynamics of solid solutions, and spectroscopy of rare earth compounds.

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