Eric Woller

ProfessorChemistry Department

Dr. Eric K. Woller is a Professor in the Chemistry department.


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

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.

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