James Herndon

Visiting Assistant Professor Chemistry


PhD: Princeton

BS: University of North Carolina at Greensboro

Postdoctoral: University of Wisconsin


General Chemistry

Organic Chemistry

Professor Herndon has also produced YouTube videos equivalent to an entire two-semester course in Organic Chemistry: https://wordpress.nmsu.edu/jherndon/organic-chemistry-i-chem-313/  and  https://wordpress.nmsu.edu/jherndon/organic-chemistry-ii-chem-314/


James Herndon has published extensively on the development of new reagents for the synthesis of complex ring systems. An overarching theme of these research projects has been to develop methods that quickly and reliably transform simple and readily available compounds into complex ring systems. A list of publications and links can be found at: https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=dIRfqlsAAAAJ&hl=en

Professional Experience

James Herndon has enjoyed a long teaching and research career with prior appointments at the University of Maryland (1985-1997) and New Mexico State University (1997-2021).

Contact Info

Department of Chemistry