Colleen Fried

Herbert L. and Pauline Wentz Andrews Professor of Biomedical Humanities

Professor and Chair of Chemistry

B.A., Carleton College

Ph.D., Iowa State University

(330) 569-5253
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Office: 107 Gerstacker Hall

Research Interests:

I am a synthetic organic chemist by training. I've continued my interest in synthetic organic chemistry at Hiram College where I have engaged a number of undergraduates in small research projects aimed at designing new methods to synthesize interesting molecules. Some of the synthetic projects my undergraduates and I have worked on during the last four years are listed below. Organometallic approaches to the synthesis of arylacetic acids, synthesis and electrochemistry of porphyrins, synthesis of macrocyclic precursors to Taxol, and applications of the Sugawasa reaction to the synthesis of quinolone alkaloids

Personal Interests:

I grew up in Rochester Minnesota, spending lots of time on my grandparents' farms. I love canoeing, cross-country skiing, backpacking, hiking and bicycling. My favorite vacation area is the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness in northern Minnesota. I enjoy spending time with my spouse and our two golden retrievers, Carter and Humphrey.

Courses Taught:

  • Organic Chemistry I and II
  • Physiological Chemistry I and II
  • Research Methods – Organic Synthesis
  • Spectroscopic Identification of Organic Compounds
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Introduction to Chemistry
  • Physical Science
  • General Chemistry I and II
  • Bioorganic Chemistry
  • Interdisciplinary:  What is Human?
  • Interdisciplinary:  Obligations to Others
  • Interdisciplinary:  The Story of Water
  • Interdisciplinary:  The Sky is Burning: The Advent of the Nuclear Age
  • MAIS:  What is Just War?
  • MAIS:  What is Human?
  • First-year Colloquium: Solving the Crime
  • First-year Colloquium:  Murder, Magic and Medicine
  • Service in a Healthcare Setting

Experience

Hiram College, Hiram, OH

  • July 2009 – present:  Director for the Center for Literature and Medicine.  Herbert L. and Pauline Wentz Andrews Chair of Biomedical Humanities
  • July 2007-June 2009:  Co-Director for the Center for Literature and Medicine
  • July 2003-present:  Professor
  • July 1997 – June 2003: Associate Professor
  • September 1993 - June 1997: Assistant Professor

Kent State University, Kent, OH

April 2001 – July 2002:  Visiting Scientist, Chemistry

Earlham College, Richmond, IN

July 1992 – June 1993: Visiting Assistant Professor

Bucknell University, Lewisburg, PA

September 1991 – June 1992: Visiting Assistant Professor

Union Carbide Chemicals and Plastics, Inc., Tarrytown, NY

December 1989 – July 1991: Senior Chemist

Iowa State University, Ames, IA

  • September 1986 – December 1986: Temporary Instructor
  • September 1984 – December 1988: Teaching Assistant
  • September 1985 – December 1989: Research Assistant

Publications:

Rudy J. Wojtecki, Colleen Fried.  "Towards a Strapped Porphyrin Logic Gate." Ohio Academy of Science, April 22, 2006, Dayton, OH published abstract – The Ohio Journal of Science, Vol. 106, No. 1.

Jennifer A. Leising, Colleen Fried.  "Synthesis of β-Ketolactone Medium-Sized Rings for Transannular Reaction Studies."  Ohio Academy of Science, April 2, 2005, Bowling Green, OH  published abstract - The Ohio Journal of Science, Vol. 105, No. 1.

Colleen Fried.  "Using Just-in-Time Teaching in the Organic Classroom."  An invited paper to the ConfChem "Trends and New Ideas in Chemical Education." January-February 2005.  Paper was discussed Feb. 1-4, 2005.

Colleen Fried, Sandra Madar, Carol Donley, "Biomedical Humanities – Merging Humanities and Science in an Undergraduate Premed Curriculum at Hiram College." Academic Medicine, 2003, 78(10), 993.

Karl O. A. Yu, Colleen A. Fried, Prudence J. Hall.  "Tannic Acid Effects on Raphanus raphanistrum Rood Acid Phosphatase," Ohio Journal of Science, 2000, 100(5), 132.

Joseph G. Lisko, Colleen A. Fried.  "Acylation of Aromatic Compounds Using Nitriles and Esters." Ohio Academy of Science, April 1, 2000, Ada, OH.  published abstract - The Ohio Journal of Science, Vol. 100, No. 1, p. A-16

K. O. A. Yu, C. A. Fried and P. J. Hall. "Tannic Acid and Acid Phosphatase Interactions in Raphanus raphanistrum Roots."  43rd Annual May Conference of The Cleveland Section of the Society for Applied Spectroscopy, May 19, 1999, Cleveland, OH.

Timothy Korytko, Colleen Fried. "Phase Transfer Catalysis of Mild Condition Aldol Condensations Allow for Reasonable Yield and the Stabilization of Other Enolate Reactions." Sigma Xi Conference, May 2, 1998, Philadelphia, PA.

Karl Oliver A. Yu, Dr. Colleen A. Fried, "A Study on the Price Butler Method of Analyzing Tannins." a poster, 1998 Council on Undergraduate Research Poster Session on Capital Hill, April 4, 1998, Washington D. C.

Jack A. Hunter, Lucas L. Clarke, Dr. Colleen A. Fried. "Variations on Aldol Condensation Reactions." Ohio Academy of Science, April 4, 1997, Bowling Green, OH.  published abstract - The Ohio Journal of Science, Vol. 97, No. 2, p. A-18.

Tami R. McClelland, Denise E. McKinney, Dr. Colleen A. Fried. "The Effects of Nutrient Additions on Phenol Levels in Plants of a Successionary Field." Ohio Academy of Science, April 4, 1997, Bowling Green, OH.  published abstract - The Ohio Journal of Science, Vol. 97, No. 2, p. A-13.

A. M. Czech, C. A. Fried, A. -L. Kuo, A. J. Sabia, "Method for Imparting Softness with Reduced Yellowing to a Textile Using Low Amine Content, High Molecular Weight Aminopolysiloxane."  U. S. Patent #5593611, December 1996

R. C. Larock, N. G. Berrios-Pena, C. A. Fried, E. K. Yum, C. Tu, W. Leong, "Palladium-catalyzed Annulation of 1,4-Dienes Using Functionally-substituted Aryl Halides," J. Org. Chem., 1993, 58, 4509.

A. M. Czech, C. A. Fried, A. -L. Kuo, A. J. Sabia, "Method for Imparting Softness with Reduced Yellowing to a Textile Using Low Amine Content, High Molecular Weight Aminopolysiloxane."  Patent Application, Docket #D-16925, Filed June 25, 1992.

R. C. Larock, N. G. Berrios-Pena, C. A. Fried, "Regioselective, Palladium-catalyzed Hetero- and Carboannulation of 1,2-Dienes Using Functionally-Substituted Aryl Halides," J. Org. Chem., 1991, 56, 2615.

R. C. Larock, C. A. Fried, "Palladium-catalyzed Carboannulation of 1,3-Dienes by Aryl Halides," J. Am. Chem. Soc., 1990, 112, 5882.

C. A. Fried, R. C. Larock. "Synthesis of Polycycles via Palladium-catalyzed Annulations." ACS Midwest Regional Meeting, November 1988, Iowa City, IA.  Published abstract.

C. A. Fried, R. C. Larock. "Palladium (0)-catalyzed Carboannulations." ACS Iowa Sectional Meeting, April 1988, Grinnell, IA.  Published abstract.

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