Chemistry Professor Dr. Woller teaches in front of chalkboard

Eric Woller


Ph.D., Chemistry, Montana State University-Bozeman, 2003
Concentration: Organic and Bioorganic Chemistry
Dissertation: Mannose-Functionalized PAMAM Dendrimers: Their Synthesis,
Characterization, and Use in Refining the Model of Protein-Carbohydrate Interactions.

Advisor: Dr. Mary Cloninger

M.S., Chemistry, University of Nebraska- Lincoln, 1996
Concentration: Organic and Inorganic Chemistry
Dissertation: The First Syntheses of Octafluoroporphyrins
Advisor: Dr. Stephen G. DiMagno

B.A., Chemistry, Hamline University, St. Paul, MN, 1994
Concentration: Organic Chemistry

A.A., Liberal Arts, Bethany Lutheran College, Mankato, MN, 1992

Professional Experience

  • Dean of Academic Affairs, Bethany Lutheran College, Mankato, Minnesota, 2011-present
  • Dean of the Faculty (interim), Bethany Lutheran College, Mankato, Minnesota, 2010-2011
  • Chemistry Instructor, Chemistry Department, Bethany Lutheran College, Mankato, Minnesota, 1997-present

Academic Interests

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.