Elizabeth Ann Nalley

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Elizabeth Ann Nalley
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Alma materNortheastern State University, Oklahoma State University, Texas Woman's University
AwardsIota Sigma Pi Award in Professional Excellence (2005)
Scientific career
InstitutionsCameron University

Elizabeth Ann Nalley (also known as Ann Nalley) is an American chemist and professor of chemistry at Cameron University in Lawton, Oklahoma.

Nalley was born in July, 1942 at Catron, Missouri.[1] She received a B.S. in chemical education from Northeastern State University in Tahlequah, Oklahoma in 1965, an M.S. in analytical chemistry from Oklahoma State University in 1969, and a Ph.D. in radiation chemistry from Texas Woman's University in 1975.[1][2][3] Her career as a chemistry instructor began before she finished her undergraduate education, with a stint as a chemistry teacher at Muskogee Central High School from 1964 to 1965. In 1969, she joined the Cameron University faculty as an instructor, and she has been a full professor (Cameron's first female full professor) since 1978.[1][2]

Nalley has also served for 21 years on the board of directors of the honor society Phi Kappa Phi and was president from 1995 to 1998.[4] In 2005, she was given the Iota Sigma Pi Award in Professional Excellence.[5] She served as president of the American Chemical Society in 2006,[6][7] and received the ACS Award for Encouraging Women into Careers in the Chemical Sciences in 2015.[8]


  1. ^ a b c "50 Making a Difference profile: Elizabeth A. Nalley, Cameron University, Lawton", The Journal Record, September 26, 2008.
  2. ^ a b C.V. from Nalley's web site.
  3. ^ Faculty hall of fame award 1996: Dr. E. Ann Nalley Archived 2010-05-27 at the Wayback Machine, Cameron University Office of Alumni Relations.
  4. ^ Speaker bios, Human Rights Day Event, Chemistry and the Middle East: Honoring Dr. Zafra M. Lerman, AAAS.
  5. ^ 2005 Iota Sigma Pi Award in Professional Excellence Archived 2009-05-14 at the Wayback Machine, Iota Sigma Pi.
  6. ^ Gradoz, Angela (December 6, 2004), "Nalley named president of the American Chemical Society", Cameron Collegian, archived from the original on 2006-09-20.
  7. ^ Report of the Past President[permanent dead link], ACS Spring National Meeting – Chicago 2007.
  8. ^ "2015 National Award Recipients". American Chemical Society. Retrieved 2016-03-20.

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