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Dr. Kenneth S. Overway

Associate Professor of Chemistry, Department Chair


Dr. Kenneth S. Overway

Office: McKinney 319
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Education: B.S. in chemistry (1993), Hope College; Ph.D. in analytical chemistry (1997), Purdue University

Teaching Fields: Analytical & environmental chemistry, instrumental analysis

Research Interests: Spectroscopy, instrument design, soil kinetics

Outside Interests: Electric vehicles, environmental issues, ethics

Publications Include: 

  • Overway, K. S. "Environmental Chemistry: An Analytical Approach", John Wiley & Sons, Inc.: Hoboken, 2017.​
  • ​Kolvoord, Bob; Miller, Roman; Phillips, Kenneth; Puffenbarger, Robyn; Ryan, Lynne; McGhee, Raymond; Overway, Ken; Sowers, Jennifer "Bridging the Valley: Recruiting and Retaining STEM Majors" J. STEM Educ. 2016, 17 (4), 8-18.
  • Overway, K "FT Digital Filtering: Simulating Fourier Transform Apodization via Excel", J. Chem. Educ., 2008, 85 (8), 1151.
  • Overway, K "Population versus Sampling Statistics: A Spreadsheet Exercise", J. Chem. Educ., 2008, 85 (5), 749.
  • Overway, K. "Empirical Evidence or Intuition?: An Activity Involving the Scientific Method", J. Chem. Educ., 2007, 84 (4), 606-608.