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Ashley  S.

 McNeill  

Clarksville,  TN  
ashley.mcneill@eagles.usm.edu  

 
 
Education  
Masters  in  Library  and  Information  Science,  projected  for  May  2015  
 
University  of  Southern  Mississippi  
 
Hattiesburg,  Mississippi  
 
MS  in  Chemistry,  May  2013  
   
 
Research  Advisor:  Brian  Heikes,  Graduate  School  of  Oceanography  
Research  Focus:  Atmospheric  chemistry,  specifically  of  peroxides  
   
University  of  Rhode  Island  
 
Kingston,  Rhode  Island  
 
 
BS  in  Chemistry  (ACS  certified;  minor  in  Physics),  May  2011  
   
 
Research  Advisors:  Rebecca  Jones  &  Justin  Oelgoetz  
 
Research  Focus:  Computational  chemistry,  modeling  small  molecules  
Austin  Peay  State  University  
 
Clarksville,  Tennessee  
 
Work  Experience  
 
Graduate  Practicum  Student  –  January  2015-­‐Current  
• Reference  practicum  experience  (150  hours)  at  the  Felix  G.    
Woodward  Library,  Austin  Peay  State  University  
• Duties  include  opening  the  reference  desk;  in-­‐person,  phone,  chat,  e-­‐
mail,  text  reference  transactions;  consulting  with  other  library  staff  to  
resolve  inquiries  as  well  as  solitary  work;  research  related  to  
reference  transaction  statistics  and  collection  methods  at  the  
Woodward  Library  
 
Adjunct  Professor  –  August  2014-­‐Current  
• Department  of  Chemistry,  Austin  Peay  State  University  
• General  Chemistry  I  and  II,  Lecture  and  Lab;  Chemistry:  Society  and  
the  Environment  Lab  
 
Graduate  Research  Assistant  –  June  2011-­‐May  2013  
• University  of  Rhode  Island,  Graduate  School  of  Oceanography  
• Helped  develop  new  method  for  detection  of  peroxides  with  a    
positive-­‐ion  chemical  ionization  mass  spectrometer  (CIMS)  for  use  in  
airborne  field  experiments;  responsible  for  confirming  standards  used  
in  calibration  of  CIMS  via  HPLC  and  wet  chemistry  
 
 

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Teaching  Assistant  –  June  2009-­‐May  2011  
• Department  of  Physics  and  Astronomy,  Austin  Peay  State  University  
• PHYS  2010/2011  &  2020/2021  (College  Physics  I,  II;  lecture  and  lab)  
 
Tutor  –  Fall  2008-­‐Spring  2009  
• Academic  Support  Center,  Austin  Peay  State  University  
• General  chemistry,  introductory  physics,  calculus  and  pre-­‐calculus  
• Responsible  for  conducting  online,  small-­‐group  and  one-­‐on-­‐one  
tutoring  sessions  
 
Other  Related  Experience  
• Various  outreach  demonstrations/presentations  
o Chi  Epsilon  Mu  (XEM;  chemistry  club),  Austin  Peay  State  University  
§ Fall  2008-­‐Spring  2011  
o Del  Psi  Psi  (physics  club),  Austin  Peay  State  University  
§ Fall  2009-­‐Spring  2011  
 
Presentations  
• Peroxide  measurements  in  the  Deep  Convective  Clouds  and  Chemistry  
campaign  using  multi-­‐reagent  ion  chemical  ionization  mass  spectrometry  
and  ab  initio  calculations  (poster)  
o American  Chemical  Society  –  New  Orleans,  Louisiana  –  April  7-­‐11,  
2013  
• Oceanographic  and  Atmospheric  Research  at  the  Graduate  School  of  
Oceanography  (oral)  
o Tavern  Hall  Preservation  Society  –  Kingston,  Rhode  Island  –  
November  16,  2012  
• Computational  Studies  of  Gas-­‐Phase  Peptide  Acidities  and  Decomposition  
Mechanisms  (oral)  
o Austin  Peay  State  University  (Department  of  Chemistry)  –  April  25,  
2011  
o Austin  Peay  State  University  (Office  of  Undergraduate  Research)  –  
April  9,  2011  
o University  of  Alabama  –  Summer,  2010  
 
Publications  
 
Jones,  R;  McNeill,  A.  Orbiting  a  nucleus  as  a  team.  PURM,  2.1.    
<http://blogs.elon.edu/purm/files/2012/10/PURM-­‐2.1-­‐Jones-­‐and-­‐  
McNeill.pdf  >  
 
Professional  Affiliations  
 
American  Chemical  Society,  2007-­‐2013  
American  Library  Association,  2013-­‐Current  
 
American  Physical  Society,  2010-­‐2011  
Library  &  Information  Science  Student  Association,  2013-­‐Current