Nancy A. Marley, Ph.D.

Title: Associate Research Professor (Retired)
Company: University of Arkansas at Little Rock
Location: Benton, Arkansas, United States

Nancy A. Marley, Ph.D., Retired Associate Research Professor at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Scientists for dedication, achievements, and leadership in chemistry and higher education.

Enjoying chemistry since the formative stages of her life, Dr. Marley commenced her career as a chemist for the Florida Department of Pollution Control from 1973 to 1975, Florida State Department of Health and Rehabilitation Services from 1975 to 1977, and Florida State Department of Environmental Regulation from 1977 to 1979. Thereafter, she was an advanced chemist for General Electric from 1984 to 1986 and a postdoctoral fellow at the Los Alamos National Laboratory from 1986 to 1988. Subsequently, she served as a chemist in environmental research at Argonne National Laboratory from 1989 to 2006 and an associate research professor in the department of applied science at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock from 2006 until her retirement in 2013.

Dr. Marley holds a Bachelor of Science from Jacksonville University and a Doctor of Philosophy in analytical chemistry from Florida State University. Throughout her career, she has conducted research in atmospheric chemistry and photochemistry, the role of aerosols in climate change, and humic acid interactions with metals and radionuclides. In addition, she is renowned for being a co-mentor for the Global Change Education Program. During her tenure, she contributed over 80 articles and 20 book chapters to professional journals and textbooks, having co-edited several more books in her field. Currently, she has been co-authoring “Chemistry of Environmental Systems” with her husband Dr. Jeffrey Gaffney, which will be released later this year.

As a testament to her success, Dr. Marley received a fellowship from the National Science Foundation from 1968 to 1969 and an Appreciation Award from the U.S. Department of Energy in 2006. Likewise, the American Institute of Chemistry gave her a Chemistry Award in 1971. She was highlighted in the third edition of Who’s Who in Science and Engineering.

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