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Chemistry Faculty

PhotoJoe Crockett
Professor of Chemistry, Chemical Safety Officer
Department Chair
Office: McKinney 307
B.S., Hampden-Sydney College
Ph.D., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Teaching Fields: Organic Chemistry, General Chemistry, Laboratory Safety
Special Interests: Laboratory and Chemical Safety, Hydroformylation of alkenes, Reduction of sterically hindered ketones
Recent Publications: "Laboratory Safety for Undergraduates", Journal of Chemical Health and Safety, August, 2011
Recent Professional Presentations: "Presenting lab safety to liberal arts classes", 238th meeting ACS. "Presenting lab safety to undergraduates", 239th meeting ACS.
Professional Affiliations: American Chemical Society, Virginia Section Vice chair and Chair of Safety committee.
PhotoSara H. Fitzgerald
Assistant Professor of Chemistry

Office: MCK 344
B.S., Bridgewater College
Ph.D., University of Virginia
Teaching Interests: Organic, Biochemistry, Medicinal Chemistry
Research Interests: Chemoinformatics; Computational Approaches to Support Drug Discovery & Development Initiatives
Photo Ian McNeil
Visiting Assistant Professor of Chemistry
Office: MCK 341
B.S., Bridgewater College
Ph.D., The University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
Teaching Interests: General, Physical Chemistry 
Research Interests: interfacial electron transport; dynamics in semiconductors; laser spectroscopy
PhotoEllen M. Mitchell
Associate Professor of Chemistry

Office: MCK 329
B.A., Kenyon College
Ph.D., The Ohio State University
Teaching Interests: General, Inorganic (including inert atmosphere synthesis), and Environmental Chemistry
Research Interests: Organometallics, Porphyrin Synthesis, Environmental, and Computational Chemistry
Personal website:
PhotoLaurel Morton
Adjunct Assistant Professor of Chemistry 
B.S., Tennessee Technological University
Ph.D., The University of Tennessee
Teaching Interests: General, Inorganic and Organometallic Chemistry 
Research Interests: Organometallic synthesis and catalysis
PhotoKenneth S. Overway
Associate Professor of Chemistry

Office: MCK 319
B.S., Hope College
Ph.D., Purdue University
Teaching Interests: General, Analytical, Instrumental, and Environmental Chemistry
Research Interests: Instrument Design, Soil Kinetics and Spectroscopy
Recent Publications:
- 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.
Personal website:
PhotoAmy Thompson
Full-time Instructor of Chemistry
Office: McKinney 343
B.S., Central Michigan University
M.S., Texas Tech University
Ph.D., University of New Mexico
Teaching Fields: Earth Science, Geology, Energy and the Environment
Special Interests: Soils of Bridgewater College, Environmental Issues
PhotoLarry H. White
Adjunct Instructor of Chemistry

Office: MCK 329
B.A., Bridgewater College
M.S., Virginia Polytechnic Institute; Additional Graduate Work, The Ohio State University and VPI&SU.
Teaching Experience: Bridgewater College, Eastern Mennonite College, James Madison University, Harrisonburg High School
Teaching Interests: General Chemistry
PhotoNa Lu
Adjunct Instructor of Chemistry

Office: MCK 318
B.S., South University of China
Ph.D., City University of New York
Teaching Interests: General and Organic Chemistry Lab, Polymer Chemistry
PhotoApril Queen
Laboratory Manager

Office: MCK 317
B.S., Bridgewater College