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.
|Associate 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|
Assistant Professor, Organic Chemistry. Ph.D., University of Arkansas, 2011. Dynamics and Catalytic Resolution of Selected Chiral Organolithiums
Department Chair, Professor, Inorganic Chemistry. Ph.D., Oregon State University, 1996; Luminescence, Energy Transfer and Degradation Processes in Solid State Luminescent Systems
Professor, Organic Chemistry. Ph.D., Washington State University, 2001; Design and Synthesis of Inhibitors of Therapeutically Important Enzymes
Graduate Coordinator, Associate 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
Professor, Environmental Engineering Science. Ph.D., California Institute of Technology, 1999; Chemical Composition of Ambient Aerosol Particles
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
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; Organic Reaction Mechanisms, Study of Singlet Carbenes Including Oxonium and Fluoronium Ylides
Associate Chair, 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
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.
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
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