St. Olaf College

Chemistry Faculty and Staff

Beth Abdella
Ph.D., Associate Professor

Bio-organic chemistry, 1986 to present

Doug Beussman

Doug Beussman
Ph.D. Professor

On sabbatical 16-17, Analytical chemistry, mass spectrometry, bio-analytical chemistry, Forensic science, 2003 to present

Adam Dittmer
Visiting Professor

Forensic science 2016-17

Robert M. Hanson
Ph.D. Professor

Edolph A. Larson and Truman E. Anderson, Sr., Chair of Chemistry, Organic chemistry, stereo-selectivity in organic syntheses, 1986 to present

Stephanie Harstad
Instructor in Chemistry

Instructor in Chemistry

Paul Jackson
Ph.D., Associate Professor

Analytical chemistry, separations, environmental analysis, 1999 to present

Dipa Kalyani
Ph.D. Assistant Professor

Organic Chemistry, 2011 to present

Laura Listenberger
Ph.D. Assistant Professor

Biochemistry, 2009 to present

Elodie Marlier
Assistant Professor of Chemistry

B.A., Macalester College; M.S., Ph.D., University of Minnesota

Gary Miessler
Ph.D., Professor

Inorganic chemistry, photochemistry of transition metal complexes, 1978 to present

Greg Muth
Ph.D., Associate Professor

Director, Collaborative Undergraduate Research & Inquiry (CURI), Biochemistry, 2002 to present

Wes Pearson
Ph.D. Professor Emeritus

Organic chemistry, reaction mechanisms, stereochemistry, 1958 to 2015

Laurie Prior
Academic Administrative Assistant, Chemistry

Academic Administrative Assistant to Chemistry, 2016 to present

William Roberts
Ph.D. Visiting Professor

Organic chemistry, 2007 to present

Rodrigo Sanchez-Gonzalez
Assistant Professor of Chemistry

Physical Chemistry, Laser Diagnostics, Thermal Non-Equilibrium systems.

Jodi Schmelz
Chemistry Stockroom Manager

Chemistry Stockroom Manager, 2013 to present

Jeff Schwinefus
Ph.D., Associate Professor

Physical chemistry, 2002 to present

William (Casey) Solomon
Visiting Assistant Chemistry Professor

I am teaching Biochemistry I & II (CHEM 379 & 385), and the Methods in Biochemistry lab (CHEM 373).

Mary Walczak
Ph.D., Professor

Associate Dean for the Faculty of Natural Science and Mathematics, Analytical and Physical chemistry, Surface Science, 1992 to present