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Donna Nelson

Donna Nelson

Donna J. Nelson is the 2015 ACS President and professor of chemistry at the University of Oklahoma. Donna specializes in organic chemistry, which she both researches and teaches. Her work with America's Scientific Readiness focuses on science education, which includes classroom innovations and correcting organic chemistry textbook inaccuracies.  Her further interests include ethnic and gender diversity among highly ranked science departments of research universities and improving the presentation of science and images of scientists to the public, such as serving as a science advisor to the AMC television show Breaking Bad.