University of Tennessee
Jeffrey Kovac is Professor of Chemistry at the University of Tennessee at Knoxville. He received a B.A. degree from Reed College and a Master of Philosophy and Ph.D. from Yale University. He spent two years as a postdoctoral fellow at MIT before joining the faculty of the University of Tennessee in 1976. Kovac is a theoretical chemist with interests in dynamics of polymer chains, rubber elasticity, the glass transition, structure and thermodynamics of liquids, interfacial systems, and the structure and formation of coal. He also carries out work in history and philosophy of science, scientific ethics, and chemical education. He is a faculty associate of the University of Tennessee Center for Applied and Professional Ethics and is a Director of the Tennessee Governor's School for the Sciences.