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Hugh Broome Named 2024 Mississippi Section Chair-Elect

Dr. Hugh Broome

Associate Professor at USM

Johnathan Hugh Broome is an Associate Teaching Professor at the University of Southern Mississippi (USM), where he obtained his Ph.D. in Supramolecular Chemistry in 2016. Dr. Broome has over 10 years of teaching experience at the university level. He teaches General Chemistry courses, incorporating active learning strategies and technology. In 2019, Dr. Broome was awarded the Teaching-Track Teaching Award from the College of Arts and Sciences at USM. From 2020 – 2023, Dr. Broome served as the Associate Director in the USM Center for Faculty Development and as the University’s Academic Integrity Officer, where he facilitated professional development workshops for faculty, managed academic misconduct cases, and oversaw the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Fellows and the Learning Assistant Program.

Currently, Dr. Broome investigates student anxiety and attitudes toward chemistry. He has published articles and book chapters related to supramolecular chemosensors of transition metals and psychoactive substances. He is actively involved in science outreach and is the United Stated National Chemistry Olympiad (USNCO) Coordinator for the local section and is a member of Chemists Without Borders. In his spare time, Dr. Broome enjoys his two Boston Terriers: Beaux and Grace, baking, and traveling.

Thank you Dr. Broome!