Professor Douglas J. Schauer


Program Chair for Chemical Technology

B.S. Chemistry, Drexel University

Ph.D. Organic Chemistry, University of Notre Dame

Professor Schauer's Research Page


Professor Schauer was raised in southern New Jersey and pursued his bachelor's degree at Drexel University in Philadelphia. While attending Drexel University he completed three internships at GlaxoSmithKline where he performed research in the Process and Radioanalytical Departments. Upon graduation, Schauer attended the University of Notre Dame, earning a Ph.D. in organic chemistry. His dissertation research focused on the develpment of new chemical reactions and the synthesis of anti-cancer targets.

At Ivy Tech, Schauer has developed a successful undergraduate research program that provides advanced laboratory training for students who are interested in strengthening their skills and their resumes. Many of these students present their work at local and national conferences where they are able to network with potential employers.

Courses Taught

Organic Chemistry I/II

Lectures in Organic Chemistry

Spectroscopic Methods

Chromatographic Methods

Enivonmental Chemistry


  1. Cosner, C. C.; Iska, V. B. R.; Chatterjee, A.; Markiewicz, J. T.; Corden S. J.; Joakim Löfstedt, J.; Ankner, T.; Richer, J.; Hulett, T.; Schauer, D.; Wiest, O.; Helquist, P. "Evolution of Concise and Flexible Synthetic Strategies for Trichostatic Acid and the Potent Histone Deacetylase Inhibitor Trichostatin A" Eur. J. Org. Chem. 2013, 162-172.
  2. Schauer, D. J.; Slaven, I.; Roberson, G. "Clean Energy as a Platform for Interdisciplinary Collaborations within a Technology-Driven Institution" Journal of Industrial Technology, 2011.
  3. Markiewicz, J.; Schauer, D.; Löfstedt, J.; Corden, S.; Helquist, P.; Wiest; O. “Synthesis of 4-Methyldienoates Using a Vinylogous Horner-Wadsworth-Emmons Reagent. Application to the Synthesis of Trichostatic Acid” J. Org. Chem. 2010, 75, 2061-2064.
  4. Schauer, D.; Helquist, P. “Mild Zinc-Promoted Horner-Wadsworth-Emmons Reactions of Diprotic Phosphonate Reagents” Synthesis 2006, 3654-3660.
  5. Landvatter, S.; Schauer, D.; Garnes, K.; Mack, J.; Kilmer, L., Jr. “Borohydride Exchange Resin as an Alternative Method for Deuterium Labeling: Selective Reduction of Aryl Bromides” J. Labelled Cpd.Radiopharm. 2001, 44, 1025-1033.


  1. Ely, S.; Schauer, D.; "Would You Drink This? A Green Manufacturing and Chemical Technology Collaborative" ATMAE Annual Conference, November 2012, Nashville, TN.
  2. Schauer, D. "Research experience for Chemical Technology students: Identifying and addressing the factors that impact student success" National Meeting of the American Chemical Society, August 2011, Denver, CO.
  3. Schauer, D.; Roberson, G. “Employing Clean Energy as a Common Ground for Interdisciplinary Collaborations within a Technology-Driven Institution” ATMAE Annual Conference, November 2009, Louisville, KY.
  4. Schauer, D. “Biodiesel Production as a Platform for Service Learning and Interdepartmental Collaboration” 2009 Conference on Service and Volunteerism, October 2009, Indianapolis, IN.
  5. Schauer, D. “Biodiesel Production at Ivy Tech Community College” Biofuels Industry in Indiana and Across the Nation, September 2009, Indianapolis, IN.