Dr. Christine Curtis

Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs Professor, EME


301 Sparkman Drive
Student Services Building
Room 303E
Huntsville, AL 35899
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Dr. Christine Curtis began her responsibilities as the Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs for The University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH) on February 24, 2014.

In that position, Dr. Curtis provides leadership and vision in: planning, developing, reviewing and overseeing all academic programs; recruiting, supporting and retaining faculty; and giving direction to recruiting, nurturing and educating students.

As provost, she fosters a productive and stimulating educational environment, and provides leadership for academic program planning and development, educational policy, program assessment, faculty evaluation and development. In her brief time at UAH, she has established the College of Education and has been instrumental in developing programs in: theatre; writing; secondary education; early childhood/early childhood special education bachelor degrees; master's and Ph.D. degrees in space science; a master's degree in professional communication; and a master of arts in teaching.

Dr. Christine Curtis' Curriculum Vitae


  • Ph.D., Analytical Chemistry, The Florida State University, 1976
  • M.S., Analytical Chemistry, The Florida State University, 1975
  • B.S., Chemistry, Mercer University, 1972


  • American Institute of Chemical Engineers
  • American Chemical Society

Recent Publications

  • "A Synchronous Distance Education Course for Non-Scientists Coordinated Among Three Universities," Chem. Engr. Ed., 44, 30-34, 2010 (with T. Floyd-Smith, D. Baah, J. Bradley, M. Sidler, R. Hall, T. Daughtrey)

  • "Synthesis of Higher Carbon Ethers from Olefins and Alcohols," Fuel Proc. Tech., 83, 219-234, 2003 (with J. Snelling, Y.K. Park).

  • "Solvent Effects on the Self-Association of Formic Acid in Carbon Dioxide and Ethane," J. Phys. Chem. B., 106, 9696-9700, 2002 (with Y. K. Park, R. B. Gupta, C. B. Roberts).

  • "Formation of Nylon Particles and Fibers Using Precipitation with a Compressed Antisolvent," Ind. Eng. Chem. Res., 41, 1504-1510, 2002 (with Y. K. Park, C. B. Roberts).

  • "Depo1ymerization of Styrene-Butadiene Copolymer in Near-Critical and Supercritical Water," Ind. Eng. Chem. Res., 40(3),756-767,2001 (with Y. K. Park, J. N. Hoo1, C. B. Roberts).

  • "Conversion of Tire Waste Using Subcritical and Supercritica1 Water Oxidation," J. Elastomers Plast., 31(2),162-179,1999 (with Y. K. Park, J. T. Reaves, C. B. Roberts).

  • "Determination of Effective Conditions for Two-Stage Coprocessing of Coal with Waste Plastics and Petroleum Residues," Energy Fuels, 13(6), 1128-1134, 1999 (with H. K. Joo, J. N. Hool).

  • "Two Stage Coprocessing of Coal with Model and Commingled Waste Plastics Mixtures,” Fuel Proc. Tech., 59(2-3), 163-187, 1999 (with M. Luo).

  • "Infrared Study of the Decomposition of Polystyrene over Supported Rhodium," J. Phys. Chem. B, Vol. 101, 49, 10450-54, 1998 (with Z. Pei, L. Busenlehner, S. D. Worley, Y. Tang).

Faculty and staff can be reached at the numbers shown here. The department number is 256.824.6810 and the departmental fax number is 256.824.6839.