Faculty

The faculty of the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry are dedicated professionals with wide-ranging areas of expertise representing an excellent cross-section of diverse fields of study.

Their research interests, coupled with a demonstrated commitment to high-quality teaching, help students develop into fine scientists in their own right. Approachable and energetic, our faculty employs a variety of teaching methods and tools to create a learning environment in which each student can rise to his or her own potential.

Full-Time Faculty

Michelle Applebee, Ph.D.

Chair, Chemistry and Biochemistry; Associate Professor
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry

Alvaro Castillo Aguilar

Lecturer, Chemistry and Biochemistry
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry

R Matthew Breece, Ph.D.

Visiting Assistant Professor, Chemistry and Biochemistry
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry

Kimberly Lawler-Sagarin, Ph.D.

Assistant Dean, Graduate Studies and Faculty Development; Associate Professor, Chemistry and Biochemistry; Coordinator, Environmental Studies B.S. Program
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry

Colleen Munro-Leighton, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Chemistry and Biochemistry
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry

Adjunct Faculty

Dr. Elbert Campbell

Adjunct Faculty, Chemistry
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry

Dr. Zack Hund

Adjunct Faculty, Chemistry
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry

Glenn Lid

Adjunct Faculty, Chemistry
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry

Samina Mryan

Adjunct Faculty, Chemistry
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry

Dr. Joel Southern

Head Coach, Baseball; Adjunct Faculty, Chemistry
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry

Dr. Donald Van Beek Jr.

Adjunct Faculty, Chemistry
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry

Faculty Emeriti

  • Charles Ophardt, Ph.D.
  • Robert L. Glogovsky, Ph.D.

Staff

Ms. Brittany Ruiz

Department Secretary
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry

Corey Shaffer

Lab Coordinator, Departments of Biology, Chemistry and Biochemistry, and Physics
Department of Biology

Candace Williams

Administrative Assistant, Departments of Biology, Chemistry and Biochemistry, and Psychology
Department of Biology

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