Alumni Honorees

Malcolm J. D'SouzaMalcolm J. D’Souza

M.S. Chemistry, 1989
Ph.D. Chemistry, 1992


Dr. Malcolm J. D’Souza is a role model for teaching at an undergraduate institution, excelling in each of his teaching, research, and administrative functions.  He is especially effective at involving undergraduates in his research projects and has mentored over 50 students in the laboratory since 1992.

After earning his Ph.D., he accepted a faculty position at Ball State University and later one at the University of Wisconsin-Waukesha, where six refereed publications resulted from his research work with undergraduates from 1993-2000.

In 2000, D’Souza became an associate professor at Wesley College, a small, selective liberal arts college in Dover, Delaware, where he is now full professor.  His research blossomed at Wesley and 12 publications have appeared based on research with undergraduate students.  D’Souza’s students regularly receive merit/recognition awards at national conferences, are awarded significant scholarships and fellowships, and are accepted in competitive graduate and professional school programs. 

D’Souza was recently appointed Co-Director for Undergraduate Research on a $17.4-million National Institutes of Health (NIH) IDeA grant to the State of Delaware.  In addition to his research in organic chemistry, he also has projects in the area of chemometrics, developing commercial databases that assist in the development of new pharmaceuticals.