I’m glad you clicked on my About link.
My name is Darren Williams, and I am a Physical Chemistry Professor at Sam Houston State University.
If you are a student at SHSU, be sure to send me a friend request. One of the benefits of going to SHSU is the ability to get to know your professors. For more information on the classes I teach check out my students page http://www.shsu.edu/chm_dlw/students.html.
Some international students have remarked that the University System in the USA is much more informal than they are used to in their home country. Yes, but this depends upon the professor. I am very open and informal, so come by my office, send me messages, and feel free to ask me anything. WELCOME TO SAM!
I am also very involved in Rotary International. You may have found my page through the Rotary Club of Huntsville Facebook Page of which I am the current President. Our motto is Service Above Self! To see how we embody this motto visit http://www.huntsvillerotary.org/
I am passionate about PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY! You may not know what that is. But you know about pressure, temperature, volume, energy, light, solids, liquids, gases, polymers, plastics, glasses, etc. Physical chemistry is the study of the mathematics and theories of all this and more. That is why my online name is pchem4all. Somehow this name was taken on wordpress, so my blog is pchem4all.com.
Perhaps the most unexpected passion of mine is the logical defense of my Christian convictions. The most common question I receive is “How do you reconcile the conflict between science and religion?” This is one of the topics discussed at the SHSU Chapter of Ratio Christi.
Last but not least, I am passionate about STUDENTS. It is for this reason that I am Faculty Advisor for three student groups – the J C Stallings Chemical Society (which is affiliated nationally with both the American Chemical Society http://www.acs.org/content/acs/en.html and the Society for the Advancement of Material and Process Engineering http://www.sampe.org/ ), the SHSU Chapter of Ratio Christi (which is affiliated nationally with Ratio Christi – a Christian Apologetics organization http://ratiochristi.org/ ), and the Lutheran Student Fellowship (which is affiliated with Faith Lutheran Church and School http://www.faithhuntsville.org/ and is active intermittently whenever a critical mass of Lutheran students wish to organize). I also work with Dr. Li-Jen Shannon who is the Faculty Advisor for the Rotaract club (which is affiliated nationally with Rotary International https://www.rotary.org/en/rotaract).
What have I missed? Did this spark a question in your mind? If so, comment below or DM right now while it is fresh.
Even though I reference my campus involvement on this blog, the opinions expressed on this blog are my own. No claim is made to represent the views of Sam Houston State University.
He who loves to read, and knows how to reflect, has laid by a perpetual feast for his old age. (Uncle Esek, “Scribner’s Monthly”, September 1880)
Study without desire spoils the memory, and it retains nothing that it takes in [sic]. (Leonardo DaVinci)
“Of all tyrannies, a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive.” (C.S. Lewis, God in the Dock, 1948)
I believe in Christianity as I believe that the sun has risen. Not only because I see it, but because by it I see everything else.” (C.S. Lewis, Is Theology Poetry? 1945)
I have told you these things so that in Me you may have peace. You will have suffering in this world. Be courageous! I have conquered the world.” (Jesus of Nazareth, John 16:33)