Donald J. Wolanin
Visiting Lecturer in Chemistry
Phone: (860) 297-2552 Office Location: Clement
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Trinity College faculty member since 2024
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Ph.D., Harvard Univ.
M.A., Harvard Univ.
B.S., Univ. of Chicago

Donald J. Wolanin, Ph.D., is an accomplished educator and research professional, blending a distinguished academic journey with a substantial background in pharmaceutical research. A Harvard University graduate with a Ph.D. in Chemistry, he also holds a B.S. in Chemistry from the University of Chicago. Dr. Wolanin's early career featured roles as Head Teaching Fellow at Harvard and positions at ICI Pharmaceuticals Group (now Astra-Zeneca). At Bayer Corporation, he progressed from Senior Staff Scientist to Director of Research, showcasing expertise in research management and strategic program support. He contributed to the successful identification of preclinical development candidates in several therapeutic areas, including cancer, arthritis and diabetes.

Transitioning to academia, he became an Adjunct Faculty Member at institutions such as Yale University and Fairfield University, teaching Organic Chemistry, General Chemistry, and Chemistry for Health Sciences. Dr. Wolanin's teaching philosophy emphasizes integrating theoretical knowledge with practical applications.