HIGH POINT, N.C., Sept. 22, 2015 – High Point University welcomes Dr. Keir Fogarty as an assistant professor of chemistry. He is one of 41 new faculty members joining HPU this year, 22 of which are new positions.
Fogarty teaches Quantitative Analysis and General Chemistry and leads undergraduate students in research.
“It is a privilege to join High Point University, an institution that embodies academic excellence and challenges students to lead lives of significance,” says Fogarty. “My goal is to provide students with the critical thinking and professional skills they need to achieve success and inspire them to approach challenges with creativity and enthusiasm.”
Fogarty earned his bachelor’s degree at Colorado College and a doctorate in biophysical and bioanalytical chemistry from Colorado State University. He then proceeded to the University of Minnesota, where his work on biophysical approaches to cancer research and retrovirology earned him fellowship awards from the American Cancer Society and the NIH.
Before coming to HPU, Fogarty was a visiting assistant professor at St. Olaf College, where he was awarded several grants to conduct research with undergraduates. His research focuses on the development of novel scientific instrumental techniques for the detection and characterization of important chemistry in living systems.