Dorothy M. Feigl

Faculty Profiles

Dorothy M. Feigl

Denise DeBartolo York Chair in Science
Chemistry Physics


PhD, Stanford University
BS, Loyola University, Chicago

Research Interests 

  • Microwave-assisted organic synthesis
  • The electronic effects of the pentafluorophenyl group
  • Reduction without oxidation: an anomalous cannizzaro reaction

Courses Recently Taught 

  • CHEM 221: Organic chemistry I
  • CHEM 221L: Organic chemistry I lab
  • CHEM 222: Organic chemistry II
  • CHEM 222L: Organic chemistry II lab
  • CHEM 485: Research

Professional Experience 

  • Saint Mary's College, previous vice president and dean of faculty

Creative and Scholarly Work 

  • Chemistry and Life, A textbook for health science students.

Professional Memberships 

American Chemical Society
Royal Society of Chemistry
International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry
Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Society
Iota Sigma Pi, National Honorary for Women in Chemistry
Midwestern Association of Chemistry Teachers at Liberal Arts Colleges