Professor Zvi Pasman
Associate Professor Brent Chandler
Associate Professor Clayton F. Spencer
Assistant Professor Jocelyn Lanorio
Chemistry affects all phases of our modern lives, from the clothes we wear, to the cars we drive, to the food we eat, to the houses in which we live. With substantial overlap between both the disciplines of biology and physics, chemistry is often called the “central science,” and a grounding in chemistry is beneficial for all science majors. The Department of Chemistry is committed to educating liberal arts students to think critically and independently and to communicate ideas effectively. It is the mission of the department to prepare students who wish to pursue:
- Their intellectual curiosity about the nature of the physical world and the underlying chemical principles that govern it.
- Admission to graduate programs in chemistry and related fields.
- Admission to professional programs in healthcare and engineering.
- Employment or service in areas such as education, business, industry, and government where a chemical and technical background is essential.