Staff Profile

Sue Martin

Sue Martin

Laboratory Manager and Chemical Hygiene Officer; Adjunct Professor of Chemistry

Phone: 206-281-2947
Office: Eaton 225

Education: BS, Olivet Nazarene University, 1980. At SPU since 1996.

Prior to coming to SPU, Sue spent 11 years in the capacity of teaching and/or in a lab management at Olivet Nazarene University, Purdue University, and the University of Waterloo. Sue completed her master’s of science coursework in analytical chemistry at the University of Waterloo during her time there. When Sue is not on campus, you’d likely find her with her husband and two daughters at an Everett Silvertips hockey game.

Selected Publications

  • Taylor, S.K.; Bischoff, D.S.; Blankespoor, C.L.; Deck, P.A.; Harvey (Martin), S.M.; Johnson, P.L.; Marloewski, A.E.; Mork, S.W.; Motry, D.H.; and Van Eenenaam, R. Competitive Intramolecular Cyclizations of Epoxides to Aromatic and Double Bond Positions, Journal of Organic Chemistry, 1990, 55, 4202.
  • Taylor, S.K.; Blankespoor, C.L.; Harvey (Martin), S.M.; Richardson, L.J. Friedel-Crafts Cyclialkylations of Some Epoxides. 3. Cyclizations of Tertiary and Meta-Substituted Arylalkyl Epoxides, Journal of Organic Chemistry, 1988, 53, 3309.
  • Taylor, S.K.; Davisson, M.E.; Hissom, Jr., B.R.; Brown, S.L.; Pristach, H.A., Schramm, S.B.; Harvey (Martin), S.M. Friedel-Crafts Cyclialkylations of Some Epoxides. 2. Stereospecificity, Substituent, Product, and Kinetic Studies, Journal of Organic Chemistry, 1987, 52, 425.

Biology | Why I Teach

Why I Teach at SPU

Sue Martin, Laboratory Manager and Chemical Hygiene Officer; Adjunct Professor of Chemistry

“As an instructor, it is my goal to teach students to be outstanding scientists through teaching in the classroom and in lab, while striving to instill an enthusiasm for chemistry, a desire for knowledge, and a passion for learning. SPU has given me a wonderful opportunity to do that. I’ve learned much from SPU students, too, and enjoy interacting with them inside and outside of class/lab.”