William R. LaCourse, Ph.D.
Professor of Chemistry and Dean of the College of Natural Mathematical Sciences
University of Maryland, Baltimore County
Dr. William R. LaCourse is a Professor of Chemistry and Dean of the College of Natural Mathematical Sciences (CNMS) at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC). He received his Ph.D. in Analytical Chemistry from Northeastern University. Dr. LaCourse has a strong background in leadership and continues to work with his colleagues to develop and implement ambitious goals for the advancement of the educational and research mission of the College. He maintains an active research group and possesses a strong record of training and mentoring undergraduate and graduate students. His research focuses on basic and applied research on hydrodynamic electroanalytical techniques, especially pulsed electrochemical detection (PED), to (bio)analytical problems of critical significance in the areas of pharmaceutical, toxicological, forensic, environmental, and life science arenas. His research and now teaching innovations have resulted in 128 publications, a sole-authored book, two issued patents, and hundreds of presentations at national and international meetings. Dr. LaCourse is committed to enhancing student success at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, to the advancement of faculty, and to forging new links with business, national agencies, and universities at both the college and university level.