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Faculty and Staff


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.


Faculty Listing


Associate Professor, Organic Chemistry.
Isolation and Characterization of Organic Compounds from Natural Sources. Investigations of the Biological Activities and Potential Pharmacological Relevance of Isolated Compounds
Associate Professor, Organic Chemistry.
Dynamics and Catalytic Resolution of Selected Chiral Organolithiums
Professor, Inorganic Chemistry. 
Luminescence, Energy Transfer and Degradation Processes in Solid State Luminescent Systems
Professor, Organic Chemistry.
Design and Synthesis of Inhibitors of Therapeutically Important Enzymes
Professor, Computational Chemistry.
Theoretical and Computational Chemistry; Thermodynamics; Chemical Kinetics and Dynamics; Theoretical Study of Nanoclusters and Astronomical Species

Brittany Holmes

Quantitative Analysis and chemical residue testing for pesticides, veterinary drugs and target analytes
Professor, Environmental Engineering Science. 
Chemical composition of ambient aerosol particles.
Associate Chair, Associate Professor, Biochemistry. 
Identification and characterization of protein-protein interactions that induce frontal cortical areas of the brain

Assistant Professor, Analytical/Environmental Chemistry. Investigations of Environmental and Biological Interactions of Functionalized Nanoparticles.


Department Chair, Physical/Analytical Chemistry.
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.
Professor, Chemical Education.
Supporting Student Inquiry in the Laboratory through a Research-Based Approach and Use of Computer-Based Measurement Technology.
Senior Lecturer, Biochemistry.
Synthesis and Structure Activity Relationship Studies of Natural Product-Derived Compound Libraries.
Graduate Coordinator, Professor, Biochemistry.
Mitochondrial Biochemistry, Reactive Oxygen Species, Toxicology


Staff Listing


Position  Phone
Emil Babik Instrument Tech 814.594.2408
Tony Brown Stockroom Manager/ Instructor x1303
Brian Finn Computer Tech 607.1212
Daniel Hall

Safety Representative

Research Lab Manager  

Lisa Stowe Office Manager x2811


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