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Marye Anne Fox on the student council of Notre Dame College Marye Anne Fox graduated from Notre Dame College in South Euclid, Ohio with a B.S. degree. While there, she had already begun to garner achievements in the field of chemistry. In 1968 Fox was awarded an NSF Undergraduate Research Fellowship to study chemistry at the Illinois Institute of Technology with A. J. Kresge, and she presented research papers detailing her work at regional conferences the following year. She also honed her leadership skills as vice president of the Student Council.


Marye Anne Fox graduated from Cleveland State University with an M.S. in organic chemistry. She served as a graduate teaching and research assistant in organic photochemistry under Roger W. Binkley. The following year Fox worked as an instructor at the Cuyahoga Community College in Cleveland, where she taught organic chemistry, biochemistry, and environmental chemistry. She pursued her interests in environmental issues as a consultant with the Northeastern Ohio Tuberculosis Association doing air pollution analysis. Marye Anne Fox in a yellow outfit
Marye Anne Fox at her Ph.D. graduation in cap and gown, holding her son, Bobby


Marye Anne Fox received her Ph.D. from Dartmouth University in Hanover, New Hampshire. Her dissertation was entitled "Photorearrangements of Aryl Halides," and her work was directed by David M. Lemal. Her son Bobby was born while she was a doctoral student. She also has two other sons, Michael and Matthew.


Fox held a position as a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Maryland in College Park from 1974 to 1976. Her work there in physical organic chemistry and environmental chemistry was directed by Stuart W. Staley. During this time, she also performed technical editing for the American Chemical Society.
Marye Anne Fox standing at a sink

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