Jim Murray

Jim Murray

Professor of Organic Chemistry

Immaculata University



Dr. Jim Murray received his B.S. (1996) in Chemistry and his M.S. (1997) and Ph.D. (2003) in Organic Chemistry from Drexel University.  During his undergraduate studies, he worked as an analytical chemist analyzing polymer modifiers at Rohm & Haas Corporation and as an organic chemist in the medicinal chemist department of GlaxoSmithKline.  Dr. Murray has over 25 years experience in organic synthesis, product isolation/purification, and nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopic analysis.  He has been on the faculty of Immaculata University since the fall of 2001 teaching courses in organic, medicinal, physical, and inorganic chemistry.  Dr. Murray’s research interests cover the areas of organic chemistry, organic chemistry education, and medicinal chemistry education.  He is interested in developing experiments that introduce new methodologies and techniques that can be used as effective teaching tools and to developing methods to introduce medicinal chemistry concepts into the undergraduate organic chemistry curriculum. Dr. Murray is a past officer of the Philadelphia Organic Chemists’ Club (POCC), 2019 Chair of the Philadelphia Section of the American Chemical Society (ACS), and a member of the ACS Divisions of Organic Chemistry, Medicinal Chemistry, and Chemical Education.

Career paths for undergraduate students.  Mentoring undergraduates.  Essential skills for undergraduates.  Teaching at a primarily undergraduate institution (PUI).  Conducting research with undergraduates.  Conducting research at a PUI.  Organic chemistry education.  Medicinal chemistry education. 

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