Cyndy Walton, holds a Ph.D. in chemistry from the University of Florida, where she specialized in bioinorganic chemistry researching metallocene modified proteins for use as anti-cancer reagents. At the University of Florida, she earned the DuPont Teaching Award twice and the President’s Outstanding Student Award twice. She completed her postdoctoral studies at Rutgers University, where she worked with organometallic modified polymers for use as high temperature moisture sensors for use in the food industry and continued her work in organometallic modified proteins and analytical test method development. She earned her MBA with a concentration in healthcare and biotechnology and a bachelor’s degree in chemistry from Penn State University.
Prior to joining Penn State Great Valley faculty, Dr. Walton was the Group Leader of Paper Chemicals for Houghton International and Research Scientists at Hercules, Inc. She holds several patents for commercially successful novel polymers used in the pulp and paper industry and developed a number of test methods for polymers and hydraulic fluids.
She enjoys teaching entrepreneurship, economics, organizational behavior, and strategic management.
2012- 2013 Teaching Excellence Award for Part Time Faculty, Penn State Great Valley School of Graduate Professional Studies, The Pennsylvania State University
---. "IR 114: Incorporation of Softening Agent into Creping Adhesive Polymer Backbone." United States: Hercules Inc.
---. "U.S. Patent 5633309 Creping Adhesives Containing Oxazoline Polymers." United States: Houghton International, 1997.
---. "U.S. Patent 5837768: Creping Adhesives Containing Oxazoline Polymers and Methods of Use Thereof." United States: Houghton International, 1998.
---. "U.S. Patent 5858171: Methods for Manufacturing Paper Using Creping Adhesives Containing Oxazoline Polymers." United States: Houghton International, 1999.
---. "U.S. Patent 5980690: Creping Adhesives Containing Oxazoline Polymers and Methods of Use Thereof." United States: Houghton International, 1999.
Warchol, Joseph F., and Cynthia D. Walton-Bongers. "U.S. Patent 5,602,209: Creping Adhesives Containing Oxazoline Polymers." United States: Houghton International, 1997.
Bongers, Jacob; Walton, Cynthia, and Richardson, David, "Micromolar Protein Concentrations and Metalloprotein Stoichiometries Obtained by Inductively Coupled Plasma Atomic Emission Spectrometric Determination of Sulfur," Analytical Chemistry 60, (1988): 2683.
Litzky, Barrie, Veronica Godshalk, and Cynthia Walton-Bongers. "Social Entrepreneurship and Community Leadership: A Service-Learning Model for Management Education," Journal of Management Education 34, (2010): 142.
Walton, Cynthia D. "Metallocene Modified Proteins." The University of Florida, 1989.
Walton, Cynthia D and Donna K. Hammaker "Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine (Chapter 33)" in Health Care Management and the Law. Ed. Donna K. Hammaker. Clifton Park, NY: Cengage, 2009.
Warchol, Joseph F., and Cynthia D. Walton. "IR 112: Use of Alternative Crosslinking Agents for Creping Adhesives." United States: Hercules Inc.
- B.S., Penn State University
- MBA, Penn State University
- Ph.D., University of Florida