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Ellen Roskes , Ph.D.

Associate Dean, Chemistry, Mathematics and Physics
Chemistry | Fine School of the Sciences
Ellen Roskes
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Education

Ph.D., Organic Chemistry, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland, 1991

M.A., Chemistry, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland, 1988

B.A., Chemistry, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland, 1986

Professional Experience

  • STEVENSON UNIVERSITY

Associate Dean, Beverly K. Fine School of the Sciences, 2013-present

Chair, Department of Mathematics and Physics, 2012-present

Chair, Department of Chemistry, 2002-present

Professor of Chemistry, 2006-present

Associate Professor of Chemistry, 2003-2006

Assistant Professor of Chemistry, 1997-2003

Lecturer of Chemistry, 1996-1997

  • TOWSON UNIVERSITY

Adjunct Faculty in Chemistry, 1994-1997

  • JOHNS HOPKINS UNIVERSITY

Research Associate/Postdoctoral Fellow, The Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, Division of Experimental Therapeutics, Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, Maryland, 1991-1996

Summer Instructor, Chemistry Department, The Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland.  Chemistry preview course for minority students, 1991-1993

Research Advisor, The Oncology Center and the Chemistry Department, The Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland.  Mentoring of undergraduate and graduate students working as research assistants in the laboratory, 1989-1995

Research

Grant Activities

“Computational Chemistry: High Performance Computing in Undergraduate Curricula,” Jason L. Sonnenberg, Ellen Roskes (Key personnel), Susan Gorman, Paul Lack, Microsoft Supercomputing Grant, $15,000, 8/2009 – 6/2010.

“Academy of Health Professions Common Syllabus Project,” Meredith Durmowicz, Judith Feustle, Susan Gorman, Vivi-Anne Griffey, Ellen Roskes (Key Personnel), Carol Schmidhauser, Susan Slattery, Maryland State Department of Education, $12,000, 2/2008-1/2009.

“Academy of Health Professions Common Syllabus Project,” Rebecca Diaz, Meredith Durmowicz, Judith Feustle, Susan Gorman, Vivi-Anne Griffey, Ellen Roskes (Key Personnel), Carol Schmidhauser, Susan Slattery, Maryland State Department of Education, $32,650, 1/2009-9/2010.

“Academy of Health Professions Common Syllabus Project,” Rebecca Diaz, Meredith Durmowicz, Judith Feustle, Susan Gorman, Vivi-Anne Griffey, Ellen Roskes (Key Personnel), Carol Schmidhauser, Susan Slattery, Maryland State Department of Education, $35,000, 10/2009-6/2010.

“Establishing an Office of Research Development at Villa Julie College,” M. Diane Payne, Susan Gorman, Ellen Roskes (Key Advisor), Meredith Durmowicz, $460,000, 7/2006-6/2011.

Publications

Gorman, S.T., Durmowicz, M.C., Roskes, E.M., Slattery, S.P., “Women in the Academy: Female Leadership in STEM Education and the Evolution of a Mentoring Web,” Forum on Public Policy Online, 2010, Volume 2010, no, 2, (September 2010), http://forumonpublicpolicy.com/spring2010.vol2010/spring2010archive/gorman.pdf.

Shulman-Roskes, E.M., Noe, D.A., Gamscik, M.P., Marlow, A., Hilton, J., Hausheer, F., Colvin,O.M., Ludeman, S.M., “The Partitioning of Phosphoramide Mustard and Its Aziridinium Ions Among Alkylation and P-N Bond Hydrolysis Reactions,” J. Med. Chem., 1998, 41:515-529.

Millis, K.K., Colvin, M.E., Shulman-Roskes, E.M., Ludeman, S.M., Colvin, O.M., Gamcsik, M.P., "Comparison of the Protonation of Isophosphoramide Mustard and Phosphoramide Mustard," J. Med. Chem. 1995, 38:2166-2175.

Walsh, S.P., Shulman-Roskes, E.M., Anderson, L.W., Chang, Y.-H., Ludeman, S.M., “Synthesis of Cyclophosphamide- 4,4,5,5-d4,”  J. Labelled Compd. Radiopharm. 1995, 36:1193-1198.

Ludeman, S.M., Shulman-Roskes, E.M., Wong, K.K.T., Han, S.Y., Anderson, L.W., Strong, J.M., Colvin, O.M., "Oxime Derivatives of the Intermediary Oncostatic Metabolites of Cyclophosphamide and Ifosfamide: Synthesis, Deuterium Labeling and Applications to Metabolite Quantification," J. Pharm. Sci. 1995, 84:393-398.

Han, S.Y., Shulman-Roskes, E.M., Misiura K., Anderson, L.W., Szymajda, E., Gamcsik, M.P., Chang, Y.H., Ludeman, S.M., "Synthesis of 17O  (and 18O) Labelled Isophosphoramide Mustard," J. Labelled Compd. Radiopharm. 1994, 34:247-254.

Shulman-Roskes, E.M., Gamcsik, M.P., Colvin, O.M., Chang, Y.H., Koo, K.I., Ludeman, S.M., "Synthesis of 15N Labelled Isophosphoramide Mustard," J. Labelled Compd. Radiopharm. 1994, 34:231-237.

Ludeman, S.M., Zon, G., Colvin, O.M., Gamcsik, M.P., and Shulman-Roskes, E.M., "NMR Spectroscopy and Drug Metabolism: Studies of Cyclophosphamide Metabolites."  In Current Topics in Medicinal Chemistry, Research Trends.  Trivandrum, India, 1993.  Vol 1, pp 155-171.

Gamcsik, M.P., Ludeman, S.M., Shulman-Roskes, E.M., McLennan, I.J., Colvin, M.E., Colvin, O.M., "Protonation of Phosphoramide Mustard and other Phosphoramides," J. Med. Chem. 1993, 36:3636-3645.

Ludeman, S.M., Shulman-Roskes, E.M., Gamcsik, M.P., Hamill, T.G., Chang, Y.H., Koo, K.I., Colvin, O.M., "Synthesis of 15N and 17O Labelled Phosphoramide Mustards," J. Labelled Compd. Radiopharm. 1993, 34:313-326.

Posner, G.H., Shulman-Roskes, E.M., "A One-Flask Multicomponent Annulation Reaction as the Key Step in a Total Synthesis of Spirobicyclic (+/-)-b-Vetivone," Tetrahedron 1992, 48:4677-4686.

Posner, G.H., Shulman-Roskes, E.M., Oh, C.H., Carry, J.-C., Green, J.V., Clark, A.B., Dai, H., Anjeh, T.E.N., "BF3.OEt2 Promotes Fast, Mild, Clean and Regioselective Dehydration of Tertiary Alcohols," Tetrahedron Lett. 1991, 32:6489.

Posner, G.H., Shulman-Roskes, E.M., "Interrupted Polymerization of Acrylates: Sequential Michael-Michael-Dieckmann Cyclizations for Easy One-Pot, 2+2+2 Construction of Polyfunctionalized Cyclohexanones," J. Org. Chem. 1989, 54:3514.

Posner, G.H., Lu, S.-B., Asirvatham, E., Silversmith, E.F., Shulman, E.M., "Sequential Michael-Michael-Aldol Additions for Easy, One-Pot, 2+2+2 Construction of Polyfunctionalized Cyclohexanols," J. Am. Chem. Soc. 1986, 108:511.

Presentations:

Slattery, S., Roskes, E., Durmowicz, M., Gorman, S. The research-rich undergraduate experience: successes, challenges, and lessons learned. Workshop presentation. 13th National Council on Undergraduate Research Conference, Weber State University, Ogden, UT, 2010.

Gorman, S., Durmowicz, M., Roskes, E., Slattery, S. Women at the helm in STEM education. Oral presentation, Oxford Round Table on Women in the Academy, Oxford, England, 2008.

Roskes, E., Gorman, S., Durmowicz, M., Slattery, S., “Stevenson University Takes up the Challenge:  Preparing Middle and High School Science and Math Teachers” (invited presentation), American Chemical Society, Eastern Analytical Symposium, Somerset, NJ, 2008.

Durmowicz, M., Gorman, S., Roskes, E. Learning beyond the classroom: building a research-rich undergraduate experience at Villa Julie College, Oral presentation, Enriching the Experience of College Science Students Conference, Ann Arbor, MI, 2007.

Roskes, E., “Interdisciplinary Approaches at Villa Julie College: Preparing Students for Success in Forensic Science” (invited presentation), American Chemical Society Eastern Analytical Symposium, Somerset, NJ, 2005.

Roskes, E., “The Role of the Mentor at Villa Julie College” (invited presentation), American Chemical Society Eastern Analytical Symposium, Somerset, NJ, 2004.

Roskes, E., “The Villa Julie College Capstone Experience: Creating Solid Partnerships for Student Research” (invited presentation), American Chemical Society Eastern Analytical Symposium, Somerset, NJ, November, 2003.

Ludeman, S.M., Chang, Y.H., Roskes, E.S., Hilton, J., Colvin, O.M., “Polymeric carriers of cyclophosphamide metabolites,” Annual Meeting, American Association for Cancer Research, San Diego, CA, 1997.

Shulman-Roskes, E.M., Noe, D., Marlow, A., Colvin, O.M., Gamscik, M.P., Ludeman, S.M., “Phosphoramide mustard: Glutathione alkylation vs. P-N bond hydrolysis,” Annual Meeting, American Association for Cancer Research, Washington, DC, 1996.

Shulman-Roskes, E.M., Colvin, O.M., Ludeman, S.M.,  "Phosphoramide Mustard, Alkylation vs. P-N Bond Hydrolysis," National ACS Meeting, Washington, DC, August, 1994.

Posner, G.H., Shulman-Roskes, E.M., "Cyclohexanones from Esters via One-Pot, 2+2+2 Hexannulation Reactions," Mid-Atlantic Regional ACS Meeting, Cherry Hill, New Jersey, May, 1989.

Teaching

Courses Taught: CHEM 115, General Chemistry I, CHEM 115H, Honors General Chemistry I, CHEM 116, General Chemistry II, CHEM 116H, Honors General Chemistry II, CHEM 210, Organic Chemistry I, CHEM 211, Organic Chemistry II, CHEM 330, Advanced Organic Chemistry, CHEM 450, 460, 460H, 465, 465H, Senior Research and Internship Capstone Courses in Chemistry, SCI 100 School of the Sciences New Student Seminar

Highlights

Honors and Awards: 

Inspiring Women in STEM 2016 (with SU School of the Sciences female faculty and staff), Insight into Diversity Magazine, August 2016

Fostering Learning Award, Stevenson University Human Resources, 2016

Stevenson University Advisor of the Month, February 2016

Faculty speaker/host, Stevenson University Baccalaureate Service, 2012

Other Professional Activities:

Stevenson University New Faculty and Academic Administrator Orientation, Originator and yearly organizer, 2009-present

Stevenson University Health Professions Committee, Chair, 2016, Member, 2000-present

BS/MS Program in Sciences/Forensic Sciences, Chair, 2005-present

Harvard University Institute for Higher Education Management Development Program, Participant, 2013

Project Kaleidoscope Leadership Initiative, Research Rich Track, Team Member, 2004-2007

Professional Affiliations:

American Chemical Society, 1986-present

Council on Undergraduate Research, 2010-present

Gamma Sigma Epsilon National Chemistry Honor Society, 2009-present

Kappa Mu Epsilon National Mathematics Honor Society, 2013-present

Sigma Xi International Research Honor Society, 2012-present

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