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Sherine Obare

Sherine Obare

Sherine O. Obare, Ph.D.

About Dean Obare


Dr. Obare has established an internationally recognized and externally funded research program that has fostered successful collaborations in chemistry and environmental engineering globally. She has received many awards and accomplishments including the National Science Foundation CAREER award, the Mary McLeod Bethune Award for Science and Technology, and the American Competitiveness and Innovation Fellowship of the National Science Foundation.

She has also been named one of the top 25 women professors in the state of Michigan by Online Schools Michigan. Her research work lies in the area of designing nanoscale materials for drug delivery, environmental remediation, improved healthcare, alternative energy, and in developing strategies to improve STEM education.

In addition to her work as associate vice president for research and a professor of chemistry at Western Michigan University, Dr. Obare serves as a research leader fellow at the American Public and Land-Grant University Council on Research. She’s served previously as associate chair of chemistry and graduate advisor at Western Michigan.

She earned her B.S. in chemistry with a minor in biology from West Virginia State University and her Ph.D. in inorganic/analytical chemistry from University of South Carolina. Her postdoctoral education in chemistry and environmental engineering was completed at The Johns Hopkins University.