The Chemistry Department prides itself in close student/professor relationships and the availability of individualized instruction. This helps account for the excellent
achievement and placement records of our graduates. Each faculty member is actively involved in classroom and laboratory instruction, and many conduct scholarly
research activities. Fields of specialization include biochemistry, organic, analytical, inorganic, physical and environmental chemistry as well as science education.
Faculty are listed below along with his or her areas of expertise and research interests.
|Assistant Professor, Organic Chemistry. Ph.D., University of Iowa, 1996; Isolation and Characterization of Organic Compounds from Natural Sources. Investigations of the Biological Activities and Potential Pharmacological Relevance of Isolated Compounds|
|Jeff Bullock||Lecturer, General Chemistry. Ph.D.(Candidate), 2013, Plant Pathology, Washington State University; RNA silencing mechanisms in hops and how they interact with Hop stunt viroid to modulate symptoms in hops infected with Hop stunt viroid.|
|Stephen Chamberland||Assistant Professor, Organic Chemistry. Ph.D., University of California, Irvine, 2005; Development of Methodology for Use in Synthesis, Natural Product Total Synthesis, and Using Computational Chemistry in Organic Synthesis|
|Anthony Diaz||Professor, Inorganic Chemistry. Ph.D., Oregon State University, 1996; Luminescence, Energy Transfer and Degradation Processes in Solid State Luminescent Systems|
|Levente Fabry-Asztalos||Department Chair, Associate Professor, Organic Chemistry. Ph.D., Washington State University, 2001; Design and Synthesis of Inhibitors of Therapeutically Important Enzymes|
|Tatiana Fadeeva||Lecturer, Analytical Chemistry. Ph.D., Rutgers University, 2011; Physical Chemistry; Chemistry and Chemistry Technology|
|Yingbin Ge||Assistant Professor, Physical Chemistry. Ph.D., University of Hawaii, 2004; Theoretical and Computational Chemistry; Thermodynamics; Chemical Kinetics and Dynamics; Theoretical Study of Nanoclusters and Astronomical Species|
|Anne Johansen||Professor, Environmental Engineering Science. Ph.D., California Institute of Technology, 1999; Chemical Composition of Ambient Aerosol Particles|
|Young Kim||Lecturer, Organic Chemistry. Ph. D., University of Mississippi, 2008; Heteroatom Insertion Reaction of Metal Carbenoids: Synthesis and Biological Evaluation for Protein Kinase C.|
|Todd Kroll||Assistant Professor, Biochemistry. Ph.D., University of Notre Dame, 2002; Identification and characterization of protein-protein interactions that induce frontal cortical areas of the brain|
|Martha Kurtz||Professor, Chemical Education. Ph.D., Arizona State University, 1995; Critical Thinking Skill Assessment, Environment-based Integrated Inquiry, and Academic Service-Learning|
|Professor, Organic Chemistry. Ph.D., Harvard University, 1986; Currently on Leave; Organic Reaction Mechanisms, Study of Singlet Carbenes Including Oxonium and Fluoronium Ylides|
|Robert Rittenhouse||Senior Lecturer, Physical/Inorganic Chemistry.Ph.D., Worcester Polytechnic Institute, 1975; Computational Biochemistry as Applied to the Catalytic Function of Metalloenzymes in Particular the Fidelity Assurance Mechanism Used in DNA Repair by DNA Polymerases|
|Dion Rivera||Graduate Coordinator, Associate Professor, Physical/Analytical, Ph.D., University of Utah, 2000; Spectroscopic investigations of macromolecular complexes of polyelectrolytes and surfactants. Investigations of the effect of nanoparticle metal oxides on the optical properties of polyelectrolyte/surfactant formulations.|
|Tim Sorey||Associate Professor, Chemical Education. Ph.D., Montana State University, 2005; Supporting Student Inquiry in the Laboratory through a Research-Based Approach and Use of Computer-Based Measurement Technology.|
|P. Whitney Swain III||Lecturer, Biochemistry. Ph.D., University of Montana, Missoula, 2010; Synthesis and Structure Activity Relationship Studies of Natural Product-Derived Compound Libraries.|
|Professor, Biochemistry. Ph.D., University of Nevada, Reno, 1991; Mitochondrial Biochemistry, Reactive Oxygen Species, Toxicology|
Dr. Anthony Diaz presented a talk on "Characterizing electron trapping in luminescent materials" asACS Awarded CWU Chem Club!
The CWU chapter of the Student Affiliate members of the American Chemical Society has received a ComDiaz Talk "Characterizing Electron Trapping In Luminescent Materials"
ANTHONY DIAZ is giving a talk this Friday, April 11 at 3:00pm in Lind 215 for the Physics speaker se