Auburn University Faculty Awards

Provost Award for Excellence in Fostering Undergraduate Research and Creative Scholarship

Portrait of Anne Elizabeth Vivian Gorden

Anne Elizabeth Vivian Gorden
Associate Professor and Associate Chair

Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, College of Sciences and Mathematics

PhD, Organic Chemistry; 

2002 – The University of Texas at Austin

BS, Chemistry; 1996 – Emory University

BA, Literature; 1996 – Emory University

“I am very touched and honored to receive this award. It means recognition not just for me, but for my students. I have been lucky enough to work with some of the best students in the country who just happened to come to love Auburn and love the ideals of the Auburn family.”

Anne Elizabeth Vivian Gorden is an associate professor in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry. A Texas native, Gorden started doing research as a Clark Foundation Fellow at the University of Texas at Dallas immediately after high school. She attended Emory University, where she majored in chemistry and literature. Gorden then returned to Texas for her doctorate work in organic chemistry with Jonathan Sessler at The University of Texas at Austin. She also worked at Los Alamos National Laboratory and Argonne National Laboratory as a Seaborg Institute Research Fellow. After recieving her doctorate, she completed her postdoctoral studies with Kenneth Raymond at the University of California, Berkeley, and was appointed the inaugural Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Seaborg Center Postdoctoral Research Fellow. In 2005, Gorden began working at Auburn. She is an author on four patents and more than 40 publications, and has received multiple awards for teaching excellence. She and her husband, John, have a daughter, Mara, and a son, Ian.

Last updated: 03/07/2017