Meet C. Eric Ballard
Chair/Associate Professor, Chemistry
Education: 1995 University of Kentucky, B.S.
2002 North Carolina State University, Ph.D.
Courses Taught: General Chemistry I and II Lecture
General Chemistry I and II Laboratory
Organic Chemistry I and II Lecture
Organic Chemistry I and II Laboratory
Advanced Organic Chemistry
Advanced Organic Spectroscopy
Career Specialties: Eric Ballard’s teaching interests lie mainly in organic chemistry. His research interests also lie in organic chemistry, specifically in the area of green catalytic reactions that may be useful in the synthesis of natural products, biologically active compounds and advanced materials.
Professional and Community Activities: Ballard is an active member of the American Chemical Society and the Council on Undergraduate Research.
Ballard, “Green Oxidative Homocoupling of 1-Methylimidazole,” J. Chem. Ed.2013, 90, 1368-1372. DOI:
Eric Ballard, “Green Reductive Homocoupling of Bromobenzene,” J. Chem. Ed.2011, 88, 1148-1151. DOI:
C. Eric Ballard, “pH-Controlled Oxidation of an Aromatic
Ketone: Structural Elucidation of the Products of Two Green Chemical
Reactions,” J. Chem. Ed. 2010, 87, 190-193. DOI: 10.1021/ed800054s