David C. Lever
Baccalaureate Colleges Constituency Group
Associate Professor of Chemistry
Ohio Wesleyan University
David Lever received his B.A. in chemistry magna cum laude from Colgate University in 1986 and a Ph.D. in organic chemistry from the University of Utah in 1992. He was elected to Phi Beta Kappa as well as Sigma Xi. He conducted a Human Genome Distinguished Postdoctoral Fellowship at Duke University, funded by the Department of Energy. Lever joined the OWU faculty in 1994 and currently teaches organic chemistry, general chemistry and the world of chemistry. He has received funding from the National Science Foundation, Collaborative Research at Undergraduate Institutions for his research into the characteristics of keratinase enzymes from bacterial sources, and from the NSF CCLI program for incorporation of GC and GCMS instrumentation into first- and second-year chemistry laboratories. He has also been funded by the Agilent Corporation Higher Education Philanthropic Grants Program. His current research interests include using chiral dithiane reagents to stereoselectively prepare alpha hydroxy ketones. Lever is a past president of the OWU Chapter of Sigma Xi and was elected associate director of the Baccalaureate Colleges Constituency Group in 2003. He is a member of the American Chemical Society and the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology.