Skip to main content


PhD, Stanford University

BS, University of Texas


James Ayers, PhD, is an associate professor of chemistry. He teaches General Chemistry, Physical Chemistry, Communicating in the World of Chemistry and Structured Research. His research interests include development of novel spectroscopic methods and atmospheric/environmental chemistry. Ayers teaches courses in general chemistry, physical chemistry, and environmental chemistry. He is interested in connecting basic chemical concepts to things students observe outside the classroom. Research interests include atmospheric chemistry and relationships between processes that occur in the atmosphere to other parts of the environment.