Ronald M. Jarret, Ph.D.
Ron Jarret, a first generation college student, earned his bachelor's degree at Rhode Island College and Ph.D. at Yale University. He joined the Holy Cross Chemistry Department in fall 1986; he was promoted to Associate Professor in 1992 and Professor in 2001. He was honored with the Distinguished Teaching Award in 1995. He enjoys performing lab demonstrations and interactive exercises with school groups who visit campus. His student-centered research program studies organic reaction intermediates and develops new experiments for the College's discovery-based chemistry curriculum. He has a career total of over 30 scholarly publications in peer-reviewed journals and numerous external grants, for single and group investigator(s), totaling over $1M dollars.
His professional affiliations include the American Chemical Society and the International Jesuit Association of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering University and Schools. He is a member of Alpha Sigma Nu Jesuit honor society. He has served on numerous committees, including the Committee on Tenure and Promotion, the Finance and Planning Council, the Curriculum Committee, the Student Life Council, Graduate Studies & Fellowships, and the Center for Religion, Ethics and Culture. He was Chair of the Chemistry Department from 1996-2008, a period of departmental growth, including the design and construction of the integrated science facility. He served as Class Dean for the Class of 2012 and Transfer Students before assuming his current position as Associate Dean of the College.