Dorota Abramovitch

Dorota Abramovitch
Professor of Chemistry

Master of Science; Technical University of Wroclaw, Poland
Doctor of Philosophy, Clemson University

(864) 231-2082

What classes do you teach at Anderson

General Chemistry, Organic Chemistry Lecture and laboratory, Organic Chemistry of Biologically Important Molecules, Chemistry and Art for non-science majors

What year did you start teaching at AU


Why teach at AU?

Anderson University’s atmosphere lets me proceed with my philosophy of teaching experimental science through hands-on activities and discovery. Small-size lecture and laboratory groups, support of administration in equipping our labs with state-of-the-art instrumentation, and the enthusiasm and readiness of my colleagues to try something new are producing synergy, helping with challenges we are facing in higher education.


Tennis, travel, gardening

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Was named Mobile Learning Innovator of the year for 2013-14 at AU.

How would you describe your classes to someone who has never attended one?

I challenge them to solve problems and think creatively about every new concept introduced in a lecture.


Abramovitch, D., and Gray, Margarit. 2014. Quantification and remediation of halogenated aromatic compounds in Hartwell Lake, S.C. ICEPR Proceeding.

Abramovitch, D., Abbot, V., and Perkins, M. 2008. Degradation of cellulose from kenaf, kudzu, and paper using microwave energy to produce simple sugars. Journal of Undergraduate Chemistry Research.

Abramovitch, D., Cunningham, L., and Litwer, M. 2003. Kinetics of decomposition of hydrogen peroxide: a novel lab experiments employing computer technology. Journal of Chemical Education.

Abramovitch, D., Huang, B., and Abramovitch, R.A. 1999. In situ decomposition of PAHs in soil using microwave energy. Chemosphere.

Abramovitch, D., and Abramovitch, A.I. 1997. Erlenmeyer, Richard in MacMillan Encyclopedia of Chemistry. New York: MacMillan Reference USA.

More About

Dorota was born in Poland and lived under the socialist regime there until her early twenties. “Becoming an American citizen in 1977 opened the world for me. Since then I have traveled to over 40 countries worldwide.”

To encourage students to become involved and engaged her classes, she reminds them of the quote by Nobel laureate Linus Pauling: “Chemistry is not a spectator sport.”

She enjoys the one-on-one interactions with research students, taking them to conferences, “and hearing them brag about their work at AU.”