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Tina Choe is a Professor of Chemistry and also the Dean of the Frank R. Seaver College of Science and Engineering. She earned her B.S. and Ph.D. in Chemistry from University of California, Los Angeles and joined the LMU community in 1995 as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry. She advanced to the rank of Professor in 2007.
After serving as Chair of the Chemistry and Biochemistry Department from 2008-2012, she continued providing leadership in the college as Associate Dean for Undergraduate Studies from 2012-2014.
An organic chemist, Dr. Choe is interested in the development of new synthetic methods, natural product synthesis and in science education. In 2008, Dr. Choe was acknowledged for her dedication to teaching, research, and the Loyola Marymount University community with the Fritz B. Burns Distinguished Professor Award.
University of California at Los Angeles: Ph.D., Organic Chemistry 1994
University of California at Los Angeles: B.Sc., Chemistry 1988
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Received the Fritz B. Burns Distinguished Professor Award for her dedication to teaching, research, and the Loyola Marymount University community.
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S.W. Tina Choe Named Dean of Seaver College
LMU Newsroom online
S.W. Tina Choe, Ph.D., professor of chemistry in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, has been named dean of the Frank R. Seaver College of Science and Engineering. She is the 11th dean of the college and the first woman to hold that post.
Loyola Marymount Names First Woman Dean of the College of Science and Engineering
Chemistry Professor S. W. Tina Choe will become the first woman at the helm of the LMU Frank R. Seaver College of Science and Engineering/
Sung-Won Tina Choe, PhD Teaching PhilosophyLMU Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
It’s all about students. My approach to teaching is rooted in what serves my students best. Effective teaching requires not only mastery of the material but understanding the students and the way they learn. In addition, clearly communicating objectives and expectations and encouraging interactions with the students in and outside of the classroom are also critical in teaching.
Combination vs. Disproportionation in Dialkyl Biradicals. Selectivity Reversal in a Crystalline Solid.Photochemical & Photobiological Sciences
While 1,6-biradicals produced by photodecarbonylation of dimethyl 11-oxodibenzo[c,h]bicyclo[4.4.1]undeca-3,8-diene-1,6-dicarboxylate (1) react exclusively by disproportionation in benzene solution, reactions in crystals lead to radical–radical combination reactions in almost quantitative yield.
Analyzing Scientific Literature Using a Jigsaw Group Activity: Piecing Together Student Discussions on Environmental ResearchJournal of college science teaching
Presents a jigsaw activity that encourages students to critically analyze the collected literature on a certain topic from different viewpoints.
Preparation of various C-2 branched carbohydrates using intramolecular radical reactionsCarbohydrate Research
A new and efficient method for the facile synthesis of C-2 branched carbohydrates has been developed using an intramolecular radical cyclization-fragmentation reaction. The desired C-2 branched glucopyranosides were isolated in 40-84% yield. Additionally, an unexpected furanoside was obtained from a tributyltin iodide-promoted rearrangement of the radical intermediate.