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Our professors are distinguished scholars, active researchers, published writers, and faithful Christians who demonstrate what it means to be both Christ-followers and leaders in their academic fields. As mentors and role models, they play a huge role in the integration of faith and learning at Bethel.

Department Chair

Rollin King

Department Chair and Professor of Chemistry | rking@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2001

Research interests

King’s research is in the area of computational quantum chemistry, which is the application of quantum mechanics using the tools of modern computing to solve problems in chemistry. He is a primary software developer of the PSI4 quantum chemistry package, collaborating with scientists around . . . read more.


Alex Eaton

Assistant Professor of Chemistry | a-eaton@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2015

Research interests

My research focuses on the isolation and identification of bioactive natural products.

Trey Maddox

Associate Professor of Chemistry | m-maddox@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2008

Research interests

Maddox's research focuses on two classical areas of organic chemistry, synthesis and natural product isolation. His main project focuses on the synthesis of modified DNA and RNA nucleosides. These modified nucleosides can be used to study template directed polymerization, the core mechanism in . . . read more.

Ashley Mahoney

Associate Department Chair and Professor of Chemistry | amahoney@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2001

Research interests

Mahoney's research is in chemical education, both curriculum development and scholarship of teaching and learning projects. Mahoney is active with the POGIL (process-oriented guided inquiry learning) Project and has co-authored a collection of POGIL activities for the GOB (allied health) classr. . . read more.

Matthew Neibergall

Assistant Professor of Chemistry | m-neibergall@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2007

Research interests

Neibergall studies the mechanisms by which oxygenase enzymes activate O2 for insertion into organic compounds during cellular metabolism. The formation of DNA nucleotides from their RNA nucleotide precursors, the conversion of the amino acid phenylalanine to tyrosine and then to the neurotransm. . . read more.

Wade Neiwert

Professor of Chemistry and Pre-Medical Advisor | w-neiwert@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2004

Research interests

Neiwert's research focuses on the study of a unique class of inorganic cluster-like compounds known as polyoxometalates (POMs for short). His recent efforts have focused on using POMs as nanoscale building blocks, where they are connected by organic ligands, resulting in inorganic-organic hybri. . . read more.

Ken Rohly

Professor of Chemistry | rohly@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 1987

Research interests

My research is focused on solution, surface, and materials chemistry applied to industrial applications. My major area of interest has been the modification of the surface chemistry of metallic and polymeric biomaterials used for devices implanted in the body. Recent research projects include t. . . read more.

Angela Stoeckman

Associate Professor of Chemistry | a-stoeckman@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2015

Research interests

I am interested in the regulation of fatty acid metabolism. Fatty acids are not only important in the generation of ATP/energy, but they are important signaling molecules and inflammatory mediators. Fatty acids are stored as triacylglycerol (TAG) molecules in a dynamic cellular organelle called. . . read more.

Brandon Winters

Assistant Professor of Chemistry | b-winters@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2011

Research interests

Dr. Winters' research is currently focused on the chemistry of carbon. Carbon has more known allotropes than any other material with a new one having been discovered as recently as 2015. While many of these allotropes have existed naturally for thousands of years it was not until 2004 that one . . . read more.

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