Susan Kegley, PhD

Principal and CEO, Pesticide Research Institute

 

Dr. Kegley has expertise in environmental, organic, inorganic and analytical chemistry, with an emphasis on pesticides and heavy metals, including their fate and transport in the environment. She has extensive experience in toxicology and risk assessment, policy analysis, sampling and analytical methods, data analysis and data management, and presentation of information for technical and non-technical audiences. She has provided litigation support and acted as an expert witness on a range of matters related to exposure analysis and risk assessment. Projects include assessing hazards of pesticides in commercial products, evaluating the effects of pesticides on bees, providing environmental monitoring services, and assessing exposure to pesticides in air, water, food, dust, and beehive matrices.

EDUCATION
  • Ph.D. 1982, Organic/Inorganic Chemistry, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
  • B.S. 1978, Chemistry, Phi Beta Kappa, Summa Cum Laude, University of Richmond, VA.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

  • Principal and CEO, Pesticide Research Institute, December 2006-present.
  • Senior Scientist, Pesticide Action Network, May 2003-March 2009.
  • Staff Scientist, Pesticide Action Network, August 1998-May 2003.
  • Project Director, ModularChem Consortium, University of California, Berkeley, May 1994-July 1998.
  • Lecturer in Chemistry, University of California, Berkeley, September 1991-July 1998.
  • Assistant Professor of Chemistry, Williams College, July 1987-July 1991.
  • Visiting Scholar, University of California, Berkeley, California, September 1986-May 1987.
  • Assistant Professor of Chemistry, Middlebury College, January 1984-August 1986.
  • Postdoctoral Research Associate, Colorado State University, December 1982-December 1983.

PROFESSIONAL SOCIETIES AND AWARDS

  • 2008 Tech Museum Laureate for development of the Drift Catcher community air monitoring device
  • 2004 Environmental Service Award, San Francisco Department of the Environment, for PesticideInfo
  • American Chemical Society: Environmental and Inorganic Divisions
  • Northern California Society for Toxicology and Environmental Chemistry

OUTREACH AND EDUCATION

TEACHING AND CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT

Environmental Chemistry, Freshman Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, Inorganic Chemistry, Analytical Chemistry, and Physical Organic Chemistry. ChemConnections Curriculum Development Project.

PUBLICATIONS/PRODUCTIONS

UA-21813186-1