Dr. Tiffany Hayden is an Associate Professor of Chemistry at Erskine College and has been a member of the faculty since 2009. She holds a PhD in Organic Chemistry from Baylor University, an MS in Organic Chemistry from the University of Pittsburgh, and an undergraduate degree from the University of Texas at Austin.
Dr. Hayden’s teaching specialties include Organic Chemistry, Inorganic Chemistry, and Biochemistry, including hands-on laboratories. Dr. Hayden has also taught introductory chemistry courses, senior seminars, and even a sophomore writing course at Erskine College.
Beyond the classroom, Dr. Hayden actively conducts research at Erskine College in collaboration with her colleagues and undergraduate students pursuing degrees in Chemistry. Her recent research projects have included topics such as “Synthesis and Use of Ionic Liquids as Greener Solvents” as part of Erskine’s Center for Environmental Stewardship, as well as several other studies titled “Hypervalent Iodine Ionic Liquids,” funded through SCICU grants.
Dr. Hayden is a committed, passionate educator and researcher who demonstrates a high level of care for each of her students. In the classroom, Dr. Hayden’s engaging style is well-received by students who respect her level of expertise, high expectations, and cooperative demeanor.