Angela K. Wilson is an American scientist and former (2022) President of the American Chemical Society. She currently serves as the John A. Hannah Distinguished Professor of Chemistry, associate dean for strategic initiatives in the College of Natural Sciences, and director of the MSU Center for Quantum Computing, Science, and Engineering (MSU-Q) at Michigan State University.
Education and influences
Wilson received her Bachelor of Science (BS) degree from Eastern Washington University and her Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota. She was a post-doctoral fellow at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory in the Environmental Molecular Sciences Laboratory (EMSL). She worked on an MBA at the University of Oklahoma, and continued to build up her leadership training via the Harvard Institute for Management & Leadership in Education (MLE) program, Leadership Texas, and other programs. Some of her early influences were via the Girl Scouts, where she earned a Gold Award, the hig