Chantelle Anfuso
Top Claw Recipient

Dr. Chantelle Anfuso

Associate Professor of Chemistry

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Dr. Chantelle Anfuso joined the GGC faculty in 2012. She received her B.S. in chemistry from the University of Georgia, where she was introduced to physical chemistry while doing undergraduate research on the bonding and stability of metal oxide nanoparticles in the gas phase. She continued her studies in physical chemistry as a graduate student at Emory University. Her doctoral research focused on the study of the structure and behavior of model electro- and photocatalytic systems using laser spectroscopy methods.

While at GGC, she has taught Principles of Chemistry I and II, Physical Chemistry I, and Physical Science for non-majors. Her teaching style incorporates active learning as often as possible to encourage students to engage fully with the material. More recently she has been involved in the development and implementation of peer supplemental instruction (PSI) for introductory STEM courses initially supported through a Complete College Georgia grant and currently supported through both a USG STEM IV grant and an NSF-IUSE grant.

Her current research interests focus on developing low-cost undergraduate experiments for physical chemistry courses, particularly in the field of spectroscopy.

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  • Doctorate – physical chemistry – Emory University
  • Bachelor’s – chemistry – University of Georgia

Academic Interests

  • Laser spectroscopy
  • Photochemistry
  • Renewable energy sources
  • Developing curricula and laboratory experiments
  • Chemical education


  • Scientific Teaching Mentor, Yale Center for Teaching and Learning Mobile Summer Institute, 2019
  • Governor's Teaching Fellow, GGC, 2016–2017
  • Top Claw Award, GGC, 2015

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