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.

Department Chair of Chemistry & Biochemistry and Associate Professor
Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry

Ami Johanson, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry
Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry

Kimberly Lawler-Sagarin, Ph.D.

Assistant Dean, Graduate Programs and Faculty Development; Associate Professor, Chemistry and Biochemistry
Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry

Part-Time Faculty

  • E. Joseph Campbell, Ph.D.
  • Alvaro Castillo, Ph.D.
  • Glenn Lid, M.A.
  • Samina Myran, M.S.
  • Joel Southern, Ph.D.
  • Christopher Tuinenga, Ph.D.


  • Brittany Ruiz

Faculty Emeriti

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

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