Vincent Dunlap, Ph.D.

Photo of Vincent DunlapAssociate Professor of Chemistry

Office: Voigt Science Hall 220A

Phone: (618) 537-6814


Ph.D., Medicinal Chemistry, University at Buffalo, State University of New York (2009)

B.S., Chemistry, University of Central Arkansas (2001)


Teaching Interests

I teach a variety of chemistry courses.  My primary interests are in Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry, but I teach General Chemistry and other courses as needed.  I hope to start a course in Medicinal Chemistry in the near future.


Published in Journal of Medicinal Chemistry and have a few other papers close to publishing.

Teaching Philosophy

I want my students to come away from my class concerned citizens.  I want them to understand that chemistry is not all about measuring and pouring.  There are things we do in chemistry that have real-world, day-to-day impact on their lives.  My class is supposed to help them see these connections, prepare them as critical thinkers to find these connections themselves, and then go out from here ready to take action in bettering the world around them.  Oh yeah, that chemistry can be lots of fun too!



Henderson State University Faculty Excellence for Outstanding Scholarly Achievement Award (2015)

Henderson State University Outstanding New Faculty Member (2013)


Organizations & Memberships

Member of the American Chemical Society (ACS) for 15 years