Dr. Qualls’ professional career began at GlaxoSmithKline (GSK), one of the leading pharmaceutical companies in the world. During nearly a decade at GSK, she held roles of increased global responsibility spanning drug development, technology evaluation, program management, strategy, and people development.
She has a gift for listening to what's not being said and asks the probing questions to help you arrive at a solution. Her style is often described as energetic, engaging, and empowering. She understands what it takes to be an extraordinary leader. She is a former National President of NOBCChE and was a member of the team that created the Leadership Development System® for the American Chemical Society, the world's largest scientific society. She has also served on the editorial advisory board of Chemical & Engineering News, The Chemical Science Roundtable of the National Academies, and an Entrepreneur in Residence with Innovate Mississippi.
In 2009, she formed Entropia Consulting to assist professionals develop and strengthen the skills that will enable them to become more productive and effective leaders, and achieve work-life balance. Based in the US, Dr. Qualls splits her time between Mississippi, Tennessee, and the DC area and has established a global client base.
Since its founding, she has consulted and coached professionals within government, academic, corporate, and nonprofit sectors including the Department of Homeland Security, GSK, Novartis, Jackson State University, P&G, Purdue University, The Dow Chemical Company, and American Chemical Society, Association of Women in Science, NOBCChE and SACNAS. ( See complete list)
In her free time, she enjoys traveling, cooking, and is an avid collegiate and professional football fan. She holds a BS and PhD in chemistry from Tennessee State University and Purdue University, respectively.