David H. Magers
Professor, Chemistry & Biochemistry
David is in his twenty-seventh year at Mississippi College. During this time he has taught over 30 different classes in four different disciplines. Family:
David and his wife Tina live in Clinton with their cocker spaniels, Magic and Rocket, and their Shih Tzu, Bella. Tina works as the Nursing Excellence Coordinator and the Nursing Research Coordinator at the Mississippi Baptist Medical Center and recently earned her Ph.D. in Nursing Education and Administration at William Carey University. David and Tina have two sons, Brandon and Andrew. Brandon is a 29-year-old, Physical Chemistry professor at Taylor University in Upland, Indiana. He married Lesley Pound, originally from Pontotoc, Mississippi, in July of 2014. Lesley is a dental hygienist. They currently live in Hartford City, Indiana. Brandon received his doctorate in Theoretical Chemistry in May, 2014, from the University of Georgia. Andrew is 26 years old and is in his fifth year working on his Psychology Doctorate at Wheaton College in Illinois. The fifth year of the program is an internship. Andrew started his this past July at the Salina Regional Medical Center in Salina, Kansas. In October of 2013, Andrew married Holly Mallalieu from Plant City, Florida. They currently live in Salina with a cat named Nessie.Academic Interests:
Electronic structure theory, accurate calculation of molecular properties, models for determining conventional strain energies, models for computing heats of formation, and the dialog between science and religion.Education:
Postdoctoral Research Fellow in theoretical inorganic chemistry,
Harvard University, 1988-1989.
Ph.D. in theoretical chemistry/chemical physics with a double-minor in
mathematics and physics, University of Florida, 1988.
B.S. in chemistry with a minor in physics, Mississippi College, 1982.Positions:
Professor of Chemistry & Chemical Physics, Mississippi College, 2001-present.
Director of the Computational Chemistry Research Group,
Visiting Research Professor, Jackson State University,
Summers 1994, 1995, and 2008 - 2013.
Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry Graduate Coordinator,
Mississippi College, 2009-present.
Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry Computer Systems
Manager, Mississippi College, 1995-present.
Associate Professor of Chemistry, Mississippi College, 1995-2001.
Visiting Professor of Chemistry, University of West Florida,
Assistant Professor of Chemistry, Mathematics, and Computer
Science, Mississippi College, 1989-1995.Professional Scientific Organization Affiliations:
American Chemical Society
Division of Physical Chemistry
Subdivision of Theoretical Chemistry
Mississippi Section - Treasurer
Council on Undergraduate Research
Mississippi Academy of Sciences
Institute on Religion in an Age of Science
Center for Theology in the Natural Sciences
American Scientific Affiliation
American Association for the Advancement of ScienceAwards:
2013 Recipient of the Johnnie-Marie Whitfield Service Award from
Mississippi Section of the American Chemical Society
2011 Alumnus of the Year, Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry,
Civitan's Men's Club of MC Faculty Member of the Year, 2008.
H.E.A.D.W.A.E. (Higher Education Appreciation Day - Working for
Academic Excellence) State of MS, MC Faculty Honoree, 2006
Mississippi College Distinguished Professor of the Year, 2005
Chemist of the Year, Mississippi Section of the American Chemical
College of Arts and Sciences Distinguished Lecturer, MC, 2003.
Outstanding Young Men of America, 1990.Computational Chemistry Group Highlights:
10 Current Members
78 Former Members
1 Doctoral Dissertation
5 Masters Theses
27 Senior Honors Theses
430 Student Presentations
41 Invited Lectures
CHE 318-A - Chemical Energetics (P-Chem II)
11:00 -11:50 AM, Hederman Science 312
CHE 6531 - Graduate Chemistry Seminar
4:30 - 5:30 PM, MCC 402
CHE 318-1 - Physical Chemistry II Lab
1:30 - 4:30 PM, Hederman 405 and 408
CHE 142-5 - General Chemistry II Lab
6:00-9:00 PM, Hederman Science 311 and 312
IDS 464 - Senior Honors: Knowing and Believing
1:30 - 4:30 PM, MCC 421
CHE 411/54 - Advanced Inorganic Chemistry
9:25 - 10:40 AM, MCC 402
CHE 431 - Senior Chemistry Seminar
4:30 - 5:30 PM, MCC 402
CHE 410/54 - Instrumental Analysis
1:30 - 5:30 PM, Hederman Science 415
IDS 464 Documents