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Faculty - Dr. Matthew Crawford

Name Dr. Matthew Crawford
Rank Assistant Professor
Degrees B.S., Frostburg State University
Ph.D., Carnegie Mellon University
Office Location 339C Compton Science Center
Office Phone 301-687-4940
Courses Taught

Chemistry and Society (CHEM 100)
General Chemistry (CHEM 201/202)
Organic Chemistry (CHEM 311/312/321/322)
Quantitative Analytical Chemistry (CHEM 320)
Biochemistry I (CHEM 455)
Energy and Its Implications (IDIS 160)


A native of Allegany County, Dr. Matthew Crawford was raised in the small town of Flintstone, Maryland.  

He received his Bachelors Degree in Chemistry with a Minor in Biology from Frostburg State University in 2006. Being a first generation college student, Dr. Crawford was a Ronald E. McNair Scholar while at Frostburg. It was through this program that led him to pursue a Ph. D. at Carnegie Mellon University.   

Dr. Crawford received his doctorate of philosophy in Chemistry from Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania in the spring of 2011. During his time at Carnegie Mellon, he received the Solomon Fellowship and the Graduate Student Teaching Award for his time spent as a teaching assistant. He conducted research in Bioorganic Chemistry focusing on structural characterization of γ- modified peptide nucleic acid and invasion of microRNA. His work has been published in the Journal of the American Chemical Society, Molecular Biosystems, and the Journal of Nucleic Acids.

Dr. Crawford is currently an Assistant Professor of Chemistry at his alma mater of Frostburg State University.