Years at Knox: 1991 to present
Ph.D., Inorganic Chemistry, 1989, Ohio State University.
B.A., Chemistry and English, magna cum laude, 1981, Iowa Wesleyan College.
Inorganic chemistry, synthesis and theoretical characteristics of organometallics.
Pew Teacher-Scholar Fellowship.
Pedagogy in the Teaching Lab Inspired by Mentoring Undergraduate Research: Descriptive Inorganic Chemistry at Knox College. Presented at the spring National Meeting of the American Chemical Society, 2008.
Campus & Community Involvement
Resident Faculty, Oak Ridge National Laboratory.
Member, American Chemical Society.
Member, Council on Undergraduate Research.
Member, Midwest Association of Chemistry Teachers at Liberal Arts Colleges.
Leading up to a worldwide event -- Gun Control Theatre Action Week, May 27 through June 2 -- a play by Knox College theatre professor Neil Blackadder is selected for a new collection, "24 Gun Control Plays."
Seniors Megan Beney and Eva Marley spoke at the Central States Anthropology Society. Beney's topic was the musical nature of speech directed at infants, and Marley discussed social media sites and social movements.
Rana Tahir, a double major in creative writing and political science, wrote dozens of poems and created 29 paintings after interviewing Kuwaiti residents about the 1990 Iraqi occupation.