Dr. Jeffrey R. Raker

Associate Professor of Chemistry
University of South Florida

Associate Director
American Chemical Society Examinations Institute

  • B.S., 2003, Chemistry (A.C.S. Certified), Ohio Northern University

  • M.A., 2005, College Student Personnel, Bowling Green State University

  • Ph.D., 2011, Chemistry, Purdue University (Marcy H. Towns, Advisor)

  • Postdoc, 2011-2013, ACS Examinations Institute, Iowa State University (Thomas A. Holme, Advisor)

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Current Group Members

Justin Pratt
Postdoctoral Research Associate
B.S., 2014, Chemistry, Southeast Missouri State University
B.S., 2014, Education, Southeast Missouri State University
Ph.D., 2018, Chemistry, Miami University


Aaron Clark
Doctoral Candidate
B.S., 2012, Biochemistry, Brigham Young University
M.S., 2014, Organic Chemistry, University of Oklahoma
Joined: Fall 2016


Amber (Prins) Dood
Doctoral Candidate
B.S., 2015, Chemistry, Hope College
Joined: Fall 2017

Former Group Members


Rebecca Gibbons
Ph.D., Chemical Education
Dissertation Defense: June 12, 2018
Visiting Assistant Professor at University of Tampa


Shalini Srinivasan (ACS Exams Postdoctoral Researcher, 2017-2018)
Faculty member at Metropolitan State University of Denver

Sachel Villafañe-Garcia (ACS Exams Postdoctoral Researcher, 2015-2016)
Faculty member at California State University - Fullerton

Xiaoying Xu (Postdoctoral Researcher, 2016-2017)
Data Analyst for the Muma College of Business, University of South Florida

Benjamin (Ben) R. Van Norman
M.A., Chemical Education
Graduated: Summer 2016

Caitlin Zumalt
M.A., Chemical Education
Graduated: Summer 2018


Jessica M. Leon (Undergraduate)
Major: Secondary Mathematics Education
Graduated: Spring 2015


Bryan Pacheco (Undergraduate)
Major: Microbiology
Graduated: Spring 2015

Janier Duran (Undergraduate)
Major: Biology
Graduated: Summer 2015


Yanci Algarin (Undergraduate)
Major: Integrative Animal Biology
Graduated: Fall 2016

Alaina Keith (Undergraduate)
Major: Health Science
Graduated: Spring 2017


Emily E. Laga (Undergraduate)
Major: Biomedical Sciences
Graduated: Spring 2017


Joshua Vega (Undergraduate)
Major: Cell and Molecular Biology
Graduated: Spring 2018

Zoraida Laremont (Undergraduate)
Major: Cell and Molecular Biology
Graduated: Spring 2018