Elizabeth Ann Nalley

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Elizabeth Ann Nalley
File:Elizabeth Ann Nalley Innovation Day 2006 crop.jpg
Born Catron, Missouri, U.S.
Residence U.S.
Fields Chemistry
Institutions Cameron University
Alma mater Northeastern State University, Oklahoma State University, Texas Women's University
Notable awards Iota Sigma Pi Award in Professional Excellence (2005)

Elizabeth Ann Nalley (also known as Ann Nalley) is an American chemist, a professor of chemistry at Cameron University in Lawton, Oklahoma.

Nalley was born in Catron, Missouri.[1] She received a B.S. in chemical education from Northeastern State University in Tahlequah, Oklahoma in 1965, an M.S. in analytical chemistry from Oklahoma State University in 1969, and a Ph.D. in radiation chemistry from Texas Women's University in 1975.[1][2][3] Her career as a chemistry instructor began even before she finished her undergraduate education, with a stint as a chemistry teacher at Muskogee Central High School from 1964 to 1965; in 1969, she joined the Cameron University faculty as an instructor, and she has been a full professor (Cameron's first female full professor) since 1978.[1][2]

Nalley was the 2006 president of the American Chemical Society.[4][5] Donna Nelson assisted her from the time of her ACS election in 2004 through 2007, by helping her run for office, organizing scientific symposia, traveling to professional meetings with her, and occasionally substituting at meetings in her absence. Nalley has also served for 21 years on the board of directors of Phi Kappa Phi, and was president from 1995 to 1998.[6] In 2005, she was given the Iota Sigma Pi Award in Professional Excellence.[7]


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 "50 Making a Difference profile: Elizabeth A. Nalley, Cameron University, Lawton", The Journal Record, September 26, 2008 .
  2. 2.0 2.1 C.V. from Nalley's web site.
  3. Faculty hall of fame award 1996: Dr. E. Ann Nalley, Cameron University Office of Alumni Relations.
  4. Gradoz, Angela (December 6, 2004), "Nalley named president of the American Chemical Society", Cameron Collegian .
  5. Report of the Past President, ACS Spring National Meeting – Chicago 2007.
  6. Speaker bios, Human Rights Day Event, Chemistry and the Middle East: Honoring Dr. Zafra M. Lerman, AAAS.
  7. 2005 Iota Sigma Pi Award in Professional Excellence, Iota Sigma Pi.

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