John A. Maguire
Dedman College 2012
A. Maguire, Professor of Chemistry in Dedman College, joined the SMU
faculty in 1963 after earning his B. S. at Birmingham Southern College
and his Ph.D. at Northwestern University. He served as associate dean of
what was then SMU's University College from 1976-1979 and as dean from
1979-1980. He was dean for General Education in Dedman College from
1980-1981 and interim associate dean for Academic Affairs in fall 1984.
He served as acting chair of the Chemistry Department from 2000-2001 and
as chair in 2008. Professor Maguire was honored with the University
Distinguished Teaching Professor Award and Perrine Prize from the SMU
chapter of Phi Beta Kappa. His major research focus is on structural and
bonding studies of metallacarboranes and their application to
nanomaterials. He has published 180 peer-reviewed articles and presented
40 papers at international conferences. He retires as Professor
Emeritus of Chemistry.