Dr. Ariel Kelley came to Belhaven University in 2021 after receiving her Ph.D. from the University of Alabama where she specialized in Physical Organic Chemistry. During her time in graduate school, she found a passion for teaching chemistry at a university level. The choice to come to Belhaven University was easy for Dr. Kelley due to her interest in combining science and her Christian faith. She will be teaching courses involved with General and Organic Chemistry including the labs.
Areas of Expertise
Physical Organic Chemistry
Crystal Growth & Design
Supramolecular Organic Host-Guest Chemistry
"Kelley, S. A.; Blackstock, S. C. “The Large Magnetic Anisotropy of the Nitroso Group. Bis(nitroso)benzenes with Oriented Nitroso Groups” Org. Lett., 2021 (Draft)
Varadharajan, R.; Kelley, S. A., Blackstock, S. C.; Ramamurthy, V. “Encapsulation of Nitrosobenzene in Aqueous Solution. Effects on Intermolecular Association and Intramolecular Dymanics” Org. Lett., 2021 (Draft)
Owens, C. E.; Kelley, S. A.; Blackstock, S. C. “Evaluating the large magnetic anisotropy of the nitroso group in oriented nitrosoarenes” JOSHUA, 2018, 15, 26-31.
Hart, A.; Kelley, S. A.; Harless, T; Hood, J. A.; Tagert, M.; Pigza, J. A. “An efficient method for the reductive conversion of acyclic esters to ethers via a TMS-protected acetal’ Tetrahedron Letters, 2017, 58, 3024-3027."