Mount Vernon Nazarene University: Life Changing


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  • Ph.D. State University of Iowa, Biochemistry, 1977.
  • B.S. Roberts Wesleyan College, Chemistry, 1972.
Professional Experience:
  • Professor of Chemistry, 1979 to present,
  • Chairman, Natural Sciences Division, 1989 to 2003
  • Chairman, Chemistry/Physical Science Department, 1988 to present.
  • Research Associate, Northwestern University Dental School, January 1978 to August 1979; June to August, 1980.
  • Teaching Assistant, State University of Iowa, September 1973 to May 1976.
Selected Publications and Presentations:
  • "More Nuts and Bolts of Michaelis - Menten Enzyme Kinetics," Journal of Chemical Education, April 15, 2011. To access the article please click here.
  • "His Good Pleasure," an essay in Christian Faith, Andrews University Press, 2002.
  • Review of Random Designer by Richard Colling, Perspectives on Science and the Christian Faith, September 2008.
  • Visualizing Entropy, Journal of Chemical Education, 76: 1382-1385 (1999).
  • Contribution to The Hidden Curriculum: Faculty Made Tests in Science, Part 2: Upper-Division Courses, Sheila Tobias and Jacqueline Raphael, 1997: Plenum Press, New York; pages 83-84.
  • The VSEPR tree: a hands-on activity for learning molecular geometry. Journal of Chemical Education, 71:12, pages 1021-1022, December, 1994.
Favorite Subject-Related Links: Professional Organizations:
  • American Chemical Society
  • American Scientific Affiliation
Awards and Recognition:
  • Fellow of the American Scientific Affiliation
  • Sears-Roebuck Foundation Teaching Excellence and Campus Leadership Award
  • Who's Who Among America's Teachers
  • Who's Who in Science and Engineering
  • Outstanding Young Men of America
  • Joseph Lechner Natural Sciences Scholarship Endowment
What You Didn't Know about Me:
  • I was a scoutmaster in the Boy Scouts of America
  • I was a clarinetist in a symphony orchestra
  • I am writing a book on the health benefits of observing Biblical commandments
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