Associate Professor of Chemistry and Department Chair
Phone: (704) 894-2302
Website: Professional Webpage
Cindy Deforest Hauser (’92) is an Associate Professor of Chemistry at Davidson College. She has taught courses on Community Air Quality, Environmental Chemistry, Forensic Chemistry, Chemical Equilibrium and Instrumental Analysis. Her research interests include the impact of school traffic on pollutant gases and particles in the Town of Davidson, developing spectroscopic methods to study the ageing of primary and secondary organic aerosols and in collaboration with Dr. Karen Bernd, Biology, epithelial cell response to ozone exposure. Her background is in environmental monitoring of gas phase species and developing spectroscopic methods to study aerosol reactions in the laboratory, having her MS from and the University of North Carolina at Wilmington and PhD from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Her work has been supported by the American Chemical Society- Petroleum Research Fund, Research Corporation, the Association of Colleges of the South and the Merck Foundation. Since her arrival at Davidson, she has mentored twenty students in her research lab with a combined total of thirty four undergraduate research experiences.