Dr. Joel Meyer has spent the past 15 years devoting his time to teaching, learning, and research in chemistry and materials. He began teaching chemistry and general science to high school and middle school students in 2005, while earning his B.S. in Chemistry from Butler University in Indianapolis.
While pursuing a doctoral degree at the University of Arizona, he taught a variety of classes in general, organic, and organometallics chemistry. His research was focused on synthetic methods towards catalytic hydrogen generation and developing small molecular wires for electron transfer studies. Joel also developed a passion for equitable education access through volunteer mentorship of undergraduates in the Minorities Access to Research Careers program for underrepresented and first-generation college students.
After receiving his PhD in Organic Chemistry in 2014, Joel has managed agricultural and aerospace research and testing facilities in the Pacific Northwest, and currently runs a small vineyard and research lab. As a new faculty member at ACHS, his goal is to provide students with effective scientific training that develops critical thinking and problem-solving skills that are useful in – and outside of the classroom.