Shaun Williams

  • Ph.D., Chemical Physics, Ohio State University
  • M.S., Online Teaching and Instructional Design, Lenoir-Rhyne University
  • B.A., Chemistry, Capital University

Shaun Williams is the dean of the College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics at Lenoir-Rhyne University. He is also a professor of chemistry and teaches a variety of chemistry courses, including introductory chemistry, general chemistry, inorganic chemistry, computational chemistry and physical chemistry. He has a specialization in physical chemistry, specifically infrared spectroscopy.    

Williams has research interests in enhanced infrared absorption of chemicals and bacteria on metal substrates due to surface plasmon interactions. His research focuses on using this enhanced infrared absorption to identify and characterize very small quantities of these species.    

Williams has served as both vice president and member of the board of directors for the North Carolina Academy of Sciences. Williams is also a runner and a golfer.