Dean, College of Engineering, Forestry & Natural Sciences, Northern Arizona University, 2009-present

Head, Department of Chemistry & Geochemistry, Colorado School of Mines, 2001-2006

Chairperson, Department of Chemistry, West Virginia University, 1990-2001

Associate Chairperson, Department of Chemistry, West Virginia University, 1988-1990

Professor, Northern Arizona University, 2009-present

Professor, Colorado School of Mines, 2001-2009

Professor, West Virginia University, 1999-2001

Associate Professor, West Virginia University, 1988-1999

Assistant Professor, West Virginia University, 1982-1988

Special Research Associate, University of Texas at Austin, May-August, 1982

Assistant Professor, Eastern Michigan University, 1981-1982

Postdoctoral Research Associate, University of Oregon, 1979-1981

Robert A. Welch Foundation Graduate Fellow, Texas A & M University, 1976-1979

Teaching Assistant, Texas A & M University, 1973-1976

Research Associate, Polytechnic Institute of Brooklyn, 1972-1973




Gold Axe Educator of Influence, Northern Arizona University, 2014

Fellow of the American Chemical Society, 2011

Outstanding Faculty Award, Professional Asian Student Engineering Society, Colorado School of Mines, 2007-2008

Graduate Faculty Award, Mines Alumni Association, Colorado School of Mines, 2006-2007

Outstanding Faculty Award, Asian Students Association, Colorado School of Mines, 2006-2007

Faculty Commitment Award, Minority Engineering Program, Colorado School of Mines, 2004

Outstanding Graduate Faculty Award, Dept. of Chemistry & Geochemistry, Colorado School of Mines, 2004

University Safety Award, West Virginia University, 2000

Outstanding Faculty Member Award, Department of Chemistry, West Virginia University, 1998

Spring-Summer Research Award, Eastern Michigan University, 1982

Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award, Department of Chemistry, Texas A & M University, 1976




American Chemical Society, Board of Directors, 2014-present

American Society for Engineering Education, Member 2009-present

Council of Colleges of Arts and Sciences Representative, Northern Arizona University, 2009-present

Council for Chemical Research, Communications and Public Relations Committee, 1997-2000, Chair 1999-2000

Phi Lambda Upsilon




Research interests include studying the orientation and chemistry of donor-aromatic-acceptor molecules on metal surfaces; generation and characterization of metal nanoparticles and new metal colloids; development of new surfaces for use in surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy; nanoplasmonics; structural characterization of twisted-internal-charge- transfer conformers of donor-aromatic-acceptor molecules; and application of vibrational spectroscopy to the geosciences including carbonates in shale.


P.W. Jagodzinski has published some 50 papers and made over 70 presentations both in the U.S. and abroad. He has worked with 40 postdocs, graduate students and undergraduate students to date.


Paul W. Jagodzinski

Career Summary


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