Cheryl Moy, Ph.D.

College of Natural Sciences


  • Ph.D. in Chemistry from the University of Michigan - Ann Arbor; B.A. in Chemistry from Willamette University in Salem, Oregon
  • Policy Fellow at NASA Science Mission Directorate and Mirzayan Science and Technology Policy Fellow at the National Academy of Sciences
  • Awarded the student-nominated Chancellor Teaching Award at UNC in recognition of service and dedication to undergraduate students
  • Contributed to research at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, the University of Michigan, and Willamette University, leading to several peer-reviewed publications

Professor Cheryl Moy is a chemist with a focus on green and sustainable chemistry, earning her Ph.D. in Chemistry from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. Professor Moy has an interest in developing active-learning chemistry curricula with an emphasis on inclusion and diversity in STEM.

Professor Moy’s approach to teaching is to escort students as they build and discover how disciplines, topics, and concepts are interconnected. She is excited to be a part of the higher-education innovation at Minerva and to work with students as they apply concepts to new situations and are challenged to develop creative problem-solving skills.

At Minerva, Professor Moy teaches the first-year Empirical Analysis Cornerstone course and the Analyzing Matter and Molecules Concentration Course. She also contributes to the development of Minerva’s high school baccalaureate and university-level chemistry curricula.