Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry, Michigan State University
Research Areas: Organic synthesis, green chemistry, sustainability
After completing his doctorate and teaching for several years at Michigan State University, Dr. Losey joined the faculty at Elmhurst in 1977. He is one of the only three members of the Elmhurst College Faculty to receive the Elmhurst College President’s Award for Excellence in Teaching twice. He is also a past holder of the T. W. Mueller Endowed Chair. His research interests lie in the areas of synthetic organic chemistry, chemical education and sustainability/green chemistry. His current research with undergraduates includes developing green syntheses using microwave techniques. Dr. Losey is extremely active on campus. He served and chaired numerous committees and councils, and also served as Dean of the Faculty and Vice President for Academic Affairs during the 2005-2006 academic year. Dr. Losey is currently involved in several strategic planning, renovation and sustainability projects around campus. He teaches courses in organic chemistry, IR/NMR, green chemistry, industrial chemistry and synthesis.
Dr. Losey received his Ph. D. in Organic Chemistry at Michigan State University and his B.S. in Chemistry from Kalamazoo College.