Ph.D., Chemistry, Montana State University-Bozeman, 2003
M.S., Chemistry, University of Nebraska- Lincoln, 1996
B.A., Chemistry, Hamline University, St. Paul, MN, 1994
A.A., Liberal Arts, Bethany Lutheran College, Mankato, MN, 1992
After teaching for about 13 years, I am currently serving as the Dean of Academic Affairs. My academic and research interests lie in the areas of organic chemistry and biochemistry. I am fascinated by how small organic molecules can have significant physiological effects and how small changes to those organic molecules can change their behavior. I am also interested in the chemistry that can be found in the visual arts. This interest has led me to develop a Chemistry of Art course that teaches basic chemical principles by using the visual arts.