Title: Assistant Professor of Chemistry
Office Location: CSE 214
Ph.D. Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
M.S. Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
B.S. University of Wisconsin at Eau Claire, Eau Claire, WI
I am very excited to be back in Wisconsin. I grew up in Eau Claire and Brookfield, WI. Working at Northland College has not only provided me the opportunity to move back closer to home but also to work with small groups of students with a dedication to the environment. When I first went to college, I was torn between medical school and graduate school. After having the opportunity to do research as an undergrad, pursuing a career in chemistry became the clear choice. I look forward to working with students, providing opportunities to explore chemistry as I did as an undergraduate.
When I am not donning my lab coat and experimenting, I enjoy cross-country skiing, cycling, and racing in both sports. I enjoy exploring the outdoors, hiking and biking with my wife. When we return from our adventures, we enjoy spending time watching movies. I am looking forward to gardening and working on our house this summer, as well as kayaking on Lake Superior.
I am interested in studying how polymer structures and compositions impact the resulting material properties. Specifically, I am interested in developing new polymers that have useful material properties and are biorenewable and/or biodegradable.
I am also interested in developing new laboratories for undergraduate chemistry curricula that are engaging for students and environmentally friendly.
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