Anne is was honored for her contributions to the field of chemistry and society. In addition to her teaching and research, she is an author of numerous publications and has filed for two patents. Throughout her career she has been active in her community with groups who are proactive in improving educational opportunities for women in the sciences and in providing support for personal and professional development for female students in chemistry.
Anne currently leads the Gorden Research Group at Auburn University which aims to develop broad-ranging, state-of-the-art programs based on combining chemical synthesis and inorganic metal coordination chemistry, and to apply these to characterization of fundamental chemistry as well as practical applications. The Group’s current projects include ligand supported transition metal catalysts for green chemistry, the development of sensors and sensing materials for actinides,and fundamental actinide chemistry.
Anne holds a B.S/B.A, Chemistry/Literature from Emory University and a PhD in Chemistry from The University of Texas at Austin in synthetic organic and coordination chemistry with a specific interest in porphyrins and expanded porphyrins and their use in ion selective sensors.