Cheryl Moy is a STEM Teaching Assistant Professor in the chemistry department at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill. She graduated with her Ph.D. from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, working under the direction of Anne McNeil. Her graduate research focused on the design of gel-based sensors and the development of computational methods to understand the self-assembly process of low molecular weight gelators. During her graduate career, Dr. Moy also developed a curriculum for students to edit chemistry Wikipedia pages.
Prior to teaching, she was a Policy Fellow within NASA’s Science Mission Directorate and a Mirzayan Science and Technology Policy Fellow at the National Academy of Sciences. Dr. Moy has also interned at the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, and worked with the Wikimedia Foundation as a Campus Ambassador.
Dr. Moy’s research focuses on why particular topics are traditionally taught in organic chemistry courses. If you are interested in working with Dr. Moy, please contact her at cmoy-at-email.unc.edu.