Scientific research interest: Design of antiviral drugs, Organic synthesis.
Educational research interest: retention of science students at the undergraduate level, exploration of innovation teaching methods and curriculum design to enhance the learning experience of science students, and increasing the number of science majors who become middle school and high school science teachers.
Colleen Evans joined Dominican faculty as an instructor of chemistry after five years as an adjunct in the Math and Science Department. Dr. Evans' scientific career started at Dupont in 1985 as a research scientist with the Agricultural division. In 1987 she then joined Biochem Pharma’s medicinal chemistry group which was involved in the discovery of a drug for the treatment of AIDS and hepatitis B infections.