Chemistry + Physics

Meet Our Faculty

Our department is dedicated to providing a supportive, rigorous and rewarding education community that will allow you to thrive. We are dedicated to chemistry, the central science, and to sharing our experience, knowledge and excitement with you. We come from diverse backgrounds, work together to cover all areas of chemistry and each bring a unique perspective to your education. We engage in research and are committed to exploring the unknown in chemistry with undergraduate research students.

Aren Gerdon

Associate Professor of Chemistry
Ph.D., Analytical Chemistry, Vanderbilt University; B.A., Chemistry, Hanover College


Christine Jaworek-Lopes

Chair, Department of Chemistry + Physics; Associate Professor of Chemistry
Ph.D., B.S., Tufts University


Allen Price

Associate Professor of Physics
Ph.D., M.S., University of Washington; B.S., California Institute of Technology


Faina Ryvkin

Professor of Chemistry
Ph.D., M.A., Clark University; M.S., B.S., Pedagogical University, Moscow


R. Bryan Sears

Assistant Professor of Chemistry
Ph.D., Inorganic Chemistry, The Ohio State University, B.S. in Chemistry, Georgia Southern University