Dr. Rhonda Scott, professor of chemistry at Southern Adventist University, believes
that the most important aspect of higher education is to instill a love of learning
and the desire to fully utilize the capabilities God has given to each of us. She
enjoys having the opportunity to work with students in planning their academic career,
as well as preparing for a career following graduation.
Dr. Scott obtained a BS in chemistry from Union College and a Ph.D. in biochemistry from the University of California Riverside. She previously taught at La Sierra University and the University of Wisconsin River Falls before joining the faculty at Southern Adventist University in 1997. Her major research interests are in the area of enzyme purification, sequencing, and kinetics as well as exploring new teaching methods for use in the classroom. She is the co-author of "The Basics of General, Organic and Biological Chemistry," a college textbook used in introductory chemistry courses.
Rhonda has two sons, Michael and Christopher. Her interests include bicycling, camping, hiking, and chocolate.
Chemistry, particularly biochemistry, is a dynamic field, with new discoveries being regularly reported in the news. This presents a real challenge in staying current in a field, but also makes it a fascinating and rewarding field of study.