Kevin P. Schultz

Assistant Professor of Chemistry

Hoffberger Science Building 236


B.S., SUNY Geneseo, 2003

Ph.D., University of Wisconsin, 2008

Areas of Scholarly Expertise and Interest

1)  synthesis of photochromic organic molecules for photochemical drug delivery systems

Photochemical drug delivery

2)  synthesis of small organic fluorescent molecular probes

3)  synthesis of phthalocyanines for photodynamic therapy

Schultz Lab at 2016 Landmark Symposium

Schultz Lab at the 2016 Landmark Symposium held at Moravian College

(From left to right: Jeremy Silver, Kevin Schultz, Hannah Kimball, Olivia Dickert, Micaih Murray)

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Recent Publications/Presentations/Performances


Schultz, Kevin P.; Sibley, Scott; *Bram, Ryan; *McConville, Marie; *Park, JiWon; *Sandhofer, Rhiannon. "Solvent dependent fluorescence of sterically-hindered 2,3-disubstituted quinoxalines"  poster presentation, 44th National Organic Chemistry Symposium, College Park, MD, July 2015

Schultz, Kevin P.; *Spivey, David; *Loya, Edward K.; *Kellon,  Jaclyn; *Taylor, Lisa; "Development of a photochromic drug delivery system:  Storage and release of nitroxyl." poster presentation, 249th National American Chemical Society Conference, Denver, CO, March 2015

Photochromism:  The Dark Side,” Seminar, Hoffberger Science Conversation Series, Goucher College, April 23, 2010.

Recent Publications:

Schultz, Kevin; *Spivey, David; *Loya, Kirkbride E.; *Kellon, Jaclyn; *Taylor, Lisa; *McConville, Marie.  "Photochemical locking and unlocking of an acyl nitroso dienophile in the Diels-Alder reaction," Tetrahedron Letters, 2016, 57, 1296-1299.

Nelsen, Stephen F.; Schultz, Kevin P. "Electron Transfer within Charge-Localized Arylhydrazine-Centered Mixed Valence Radical Cations Having Larger Bridges," Journal of Physical Chemistry A, 2009, 113, 5577-5584.

Nelsen, Stephen F.; Schultz, Kevin P. "Charge Distribution in Arylhydrazine-Centered Mixed Valence Compounds with Smaller Bridges (Five to Nine Bonds between Closest Nitrogens)," Journal of Physical Chemistry A, 2009, 113, 5324-5332.

Nelsen, Stephen F.; Schultz, Kevin P.; Telo, João P. "Interpretation of Mixed-Valence Compound Optical Spectra Near the Class II/III Border: Dinitrobiphenyl and Dinitrophenanthrene Radical Anions," Journal of Physical Chemistry A, 2008, 112, 12622-12628.

Nelsen, Stephen F.; Li, Gaoquan; Schultz, Kevin P.; Tran, Hieu Q.; Guzei, Ilia A.; Evans, Dennis H. "Alkylated Trimethylene-Bridged Bis(p-Phenylenediamines)," Journal of the American Chemical Society, 2008, 130, 11620-11622.

Ferrer, Belen; Garcia, Hermenegildo; Schultz, Kevin P.; Nelsen, Stephen F. "Mixed Valence Compounds as Probes to Determine the Polarity of 1-Butyl-3-methylimidizolium Ionic Liquids," Journal of Physical Chemistry B, 2007, 111, 13967-13970.

* Goucher College undergraduate student


I grew up in Rochester, NY and received my bachelors degree from SUNY Geneseo in 2003.  I decided to go somewhere even colder than western NY for my Ph.D. and went out to Madison, WI.  In 2008 I received my Ph.D. in organic chemistry working under the guidance of Stephen Nelsen.  I currently live in Lutherville with my wife Kim, two kids Zach and Madelyn, and two dogs Daisy and Stella.  We love doing as much as possible outside including gardening, playing soccer, and hiking.  When I find time I enjoy brewing my own beer.