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
- 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
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.