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.
Michael Cooke and Ritu Gyawali are chosen for the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship program, which awards up to $5,000 for costs related to studying abroad.
John Podesta, a Knox College graduate and member of the Board of Trustees, will join the White House staff as a senior counselor to President Barack Obama, according to media reports.
Music and writing students collaborated and performed with renowned bassist and composer Ben Allison, as jazz fans got a live, free preview of Allison's new album, during Knox's inaugural Mirza Jazz Residency.