Dr. Tamera S. Jahnke


College of Natural and Applied Sciences
Role: Staff
Campus: Springfield

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Missouri State University
College of Natural and Applied Sciences
901 S. National Ave.
Springfield, MO 65897



  • PhD in Chemistry, 1986, University  of Iowa
  • BS in Chemistry, University of Iowa

Professional experience

  • Dean, College of Natural and Applied Sciences, Missouri State University, 2006-present
  • Acting associate provost, Missouri State University, 2005-06
  • Professor and department head, Department of Chemistry, Missouri State University, 1997-2005
  • Acting department head, Department of Chemistry, Missouri State University, 1996
  • Visiting associate professor, University of Iowa, 1994-95
  • Associate professor, Missouri State University, 1992-97
  • Assistant professor, Missouri State University, 1986-92

Research and professional interests


  • Discovery of new synthetic reactions or concepts and the application of these to the synthesis of new molecules
  • Use of NMR spectroscopy to solve structural or other problems

Professional organizations

  • American Chemical Society
  • ACS Organic Division, ACS Chemical Education Division
  • ACS Ozark Section
  • National Science Teachers Association
  • Science Teachers of Missouri
  • Sigma Xi
  • Missouri Academy of Science

University service

  • HLC Steering Committee, 2010-present
  • Co-chair, Sustainability Advisory Committee

Community involvement

  • Active member, Springfield Downtown Rotary, 2007-present
  • Elected Board member, Springfield Downtown Rotary, 2015-present
  • Member and trained team chair, Higher Learning Commission Peer Corps
  • Graduate of Leadership Springfield Class XXII
  • Board of Directors, Discovery Center, 1997-2003
  • Board of Directors, UMHE Campus Ministry, 1992-2002 and 2006-presemt

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