Doris Warren

Distinguished Professor of Chemistry


  • PhD in Analytical Chemistry, University of Houston
  • MS in Physical Chemistry, Baylor University
  • BS in Chemistry, Baylor University

Courses Taught

  • General Chemistry I
  • General Chemistry II
  • Quantitative Analytical Chemistry
  • Modern Analytical Techniques
  • Principles of Research
  • Senior Seminar in Chemical Research
  • Chemical Enhancement Program for Elementary School Teachers (graduate)
  • Physical Science Concepts and Processes-Integration with Language Development (graduate)
  • Analytical Chemistry for High School Teachers (graduate)

Teaching Focus

She developed the analytical chemistry curriculum at Houston Baptist University.



She has published nineteen professional papers, one book chapter and presented over 60 papers. Many of these were a result of her research with HBU undergraduate students in spectroscopic analytical techniques and high performance liquid chromatographic methods utilizing various matrices.

Additional Information

Dr. Warren, the university’s senior faculty member, has been on the Houston Baptist University faculty since 1967 and is a professional analytical chemist. She was selected as a Minnie Stevens Piper Professor in 1991. The Minnie Stevens Piper Foundation brings recognition to outstanding achievement in the teaching profession in colleges and universities throughout Texas.

She received the 1996 Section Award of the Greater Houston Section of the American Chemical Society for service in the advancement of chemical education.

She has conducted research in collaboration with scientists at the University of Colorado, University of Georgia, NASA, the University of Texas at Houston Health Science Center, University of Houston and Baylor College of Medicine’s Children Nutrition Center.

She has received research and science education grants from NASA, National Science Foundation, Texas Coordinating Board’s Eisenhower, Bechtel, Nalco and the George Foundation. She was the principal investigator/coordinator of the Robert A. Welch Foundation Chemistry Department grant at Houston Baptist University for eight years, this continues today. Many of the more recent science education grants were for her and her colleagues to provide physical science and chemical programs for elementary teachers and students in most of the school districts in the Houston area. She led the college in obtaining a $500,000 grant from the Cain Foundation for Houston Baptist University Science and Math student scholarships.

Dr. Warren has served on and chaired multiple committees at HBU during her tenure and the following include only a representative few. From Vice-President of the Faculty Assembly, to member, vice-chair and chair of the Professional Growth Committee, chair of the Research Committee, to member of the Steering Committee for the Presidential Inauguration in 1987. She has three times been a member of the University Southern Association Self-Study Steering Committees, also chairing the Undergraduate Educational Program Committee in 1989 as well. She has served on the Academic Affairs Committee since 1992, first as an elected college representative and then as dean since 1997. She is also currently a member of the Deans’ Council and the Institutional Strategic Planning Committee.

She was a Robert A. Welch Research Graduate Fellow at Baylor University and the University of Houston, a member of Sigma Xi, which is an honorary research organization, and charter member of HBU’s Omicron chapter of Alpha Epsilon Delta. She was awarded two NSF undergraduate faculty summer grants.

She is a life-member of Iota Sigma Pi, National Women’s Chemical Honor Society and has held National offices as Editor, President and Immediate Past President.

She is a member, held offices and has been active in the American Chemical Society, Society for Applied Spectroscopy, American Institute of Chemists, and Alpha Chi Sigma.