Office Phone: (540) 432-4420
Main Campus, Harrisonburg
Office Location: SSC 026E
Dr. Laurie Miller Yoder earned a PhD in Physical Chemistry from the University of Michigan after graduating with a BS in Chemistry from EMU. Her graduate and postgraduate research interests in molecular energy transfer and the dynamics of chemical reactions took her to Sandia National Laboratory in Livermore, California, the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, and Brookhaven National Laboratory in New York.
Laurie teaches courses in the chemistry and biology department at EMU, including general chemistry laboratory, Matter and Energy, environmental chemistry, physical chemistry, earth science, and nutrition. As Chemical Hygiene Officer, Laurie oversees the safety-related aspects of our program and helps make sure that all who perform laboratory work can do so with minimal risk to themselves, others, and our facilities.
Ph.D., Physical Chemistry, University of Michigan
B.S., Eastern Mennonite University
Wang, B., Hou, H., Yoder, L. M., Muckerman, J. T., Fockenberg, C. “Experimental and Theoretical Investigations on the Methyl-Methyl Recombination Reaction.” J. of Phys. Chem. A v 107 (51)(2003).
Shiang, J. J., Yoder, L. M., and Sension, R. J. “Structure and Function in the Isolated Reaction Center Complex of Photosystem II. 2. Models for Energy Relaxation and Charge Separation in a Protein Matrix.” J. of Phys. Chem. B, v 107 (9) 2162-2169 (2003).
Yoder, L. M., Cole, A. G. and Sension, R. J. “Structure and Function in the Isolated Reaction Center Complex of Photosystem II: Energy and Charge Transfer Dynamics and Mechanism.” Photosynthesis Research v 74 (3) 147-158 (2002).
Cole, A. G., Yoder, L. M., Shiang, J. J., Anderson, N. A., Walker II, L. A., Banaszak Holl, M. M., and Sension, R. J. “Time-resolved spectroscopic studies of B12 coenzymes: A comparison of the primary photolysis mechanism in methyl-, ethyl-, n-propyl- and 5’-deoxyadenosylcobalamin.” J. of the Am. Chem. Soc., v 124 (3), 434-441 (2002).
Yoder, L. M., Cole, A. G., Walker II, L. A., and Sension, R. J. “Time-resolved spectroscopic studies of B12 coenzymes: Influence of solvent on the photolysis of adenosylcobalamin.” J. of Phys. Chem. B, v 105 (48), 12180-12188 (2001).
John R. Barker, Laurie M. Yoder, and Keith D. King, Feature Article: “Vibrational Energy Transfer Modeling of Non-Equilibrium Polyatomic Reaction Systems”, J. Phys. Chem. A, 105, 796-809 (2001).
Laurie M. Yoder and John R. Barker, “Quasiclassical Trajectory Simulations of Pyrazine-Argon and Methylpyrazine-Argon van der Waals Cluster Predissociation and Collisional Energy Transfer”, J. Phys. Chem. A, 104, 10184-10193 (2000).
Laurie M. Yoder and John R. Barker, “Time of Flight Measurement of Recoil Energy Distributions from Vibrational Predissociation of van der Waals Clusters”, Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2, 813-21 (2000).
Scholarly Presentations and Abstracts
L. M. Yoder, J. R. Barker, K. T. Lorenz, et al, “Recoil Energy Disposal in the Vibrational Predissociation of Some Van Der Waals Dimers”, The American Chemical Society National Meeting, New Orleans, LA; August 22, 1999. (poster)
L. M. Yoder, J. R. Barker, K. T. Lorenz, and D. W. Chandler, “Recoil Energy Disposal in the Vibrational Predissociation of Some van der Waals Dimers”, at the American Chemical Society National Meeting, New Orleans, LA; 22-26 August 1999. (seminar)
Church, Community and Professional Service
Member of Community Mennonite Church in Harrisonburg, VA.
Children’s Sunday School music leader, 2016-present
American Chemical Society
ACS Division of Chemical Health and Safety
Laboratory Safety Institute
General Chemistry Laboratory
Matter and Energy
Nutrition (face-to-face and online)
Safety Committee, 2015-present
Campus Ministries Council 2017-present
Instructional Technology and Online Learning Committee 2016-2017