UR Chemistry Professor and Associate Provost Carol Parish Named to International Advisory Board for Science Journal

September 22, 2020

UNIVERSITY OF RICHMOND ─ Carol Parish, Floyd D. and Elisabeth S. Gottwald professor of chemistry and associate provost for academic integration at the University of Richmond, has accepted a position on the international advisory board for WIREs: Computational Molecular Sciences (WCMS), a journal focusing on cross-disciplinary research on the applications of theoretical chemistry and computer programming relevant to chemistry and biology. The journal is indexed by the Web of Science, Chemical Abstracts Service, Scopus, ChemWeb, CAB Abstract, and ProQuest.

“This forum combines the most powerful features of more traditional reference works and review journals in a compelling format designed to appeal to a broad audience through online options as well,” said Parish.

In her role on the advisory board, Parish will advise the journal on potential contributors, propose article reviewers, and submit her own research.

Parish, an expert in computational and theoretical physical chemistry, has taught at UR since 2005. She was awarded the American Chemical Society (ACS) 2019 Award for Research at an Undergraduate Institution, the highest honor for a chemist at an undergraduate institution. Parish has published more than 50 research publications with more than 60 undergraduate coauthors. She has mentored more than 100 undergraduates in externally funded research focusing on developing an understanding of important processes in chemistry, biology, and physics. Her students have won numerous nationally recognized scholarships, including from Goldwater, ACS, Rhodes, Marshall, Gates, and Fulbright.