Faculty and Staff

The Department of Chemistry and Physics



Faculty

Kathleen Antol, BVM, Ph. D.; faculty member since 1990 (Contact Dr. Antol: kantol@saintmarys.edu)

Specialty area: Biochemistry

Education: B. A. Mundelein College; M. S. University of Missouri-Kansas City; Ph. D. Texas Women’s University; Postdoctoral Research; St. Jude Children’s Hospital

Recent courses taught: Chemistry (124, 242, 323, 324, 424, 475, 476, 486)

Research interests: Nucleic acid chemistry: DNA Sequence analysis of viral genes, their expression and regulation; creation and development of viral expression vectors


Toni L. O. Barstis, Ph. D.; faculty member since 1993 (Contact Dr. Barstis: tbarstis@saintmarys.edu)

Specialty area: Physical Chemistry

Education: B. S. Aquinas College; M.S., Ph. D. The University of Michigan

Recent courses taught: Chemistry (121,122, 311, 312, 315, 316, 485)

Research Interests: The PAD (paper analytical devices) Project:  developing, testing, and implementing low cost and easy to use technologies for the developing world.  The educational mission is to support STEM education and training by providing research opportunities and travel support for Saint Mary's students.


Ian Bentley, Ph.D., faculty member since 2012 (Contact Dr. Bentley: ibentley@saintmarys.edu)

Specialty area: Physics

Education: B.S. , New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology; M.S., , Ph.D., University of Notre Dame

Recent courses taught: Physics 101, 221

Research Interests: nuclear physics, computer modeling, astrophysics


Nicole Brinkmann Reeves, part-time faculty in chemistry (Contact Dr. Brinkmann: nbrinkma@saintmarys.edu)

Recent courses taught: Chemistry 122L

 


Christopher J. Dunlap

Christopher Dunlap, Ph. D., Chair; faculty member since 1997 (Contact Dr. Dunlap: cdunlap@saintmarys.edu) (web page)

Specialty area: Analytical Chemistry

Education: B. A. Illinois Wesleyan University; Ph.D. University of Minnesota

Recent courses taught: Chemistry (111, 121, 122, 121-122L, 332, 411, 475)

Research Interests: Stability and characterization of liquid chromatographic packing materials; phosphate availibility in soils.


Dorothy M. Feigl

Dorothy M. Feigl, Ph.D.; Denise DeBartolo York Endowed Chair in Science, faculty member since 1966, with brief sojourn in administration (1985-99) (Contact Dr. Feigl: feigl@saintmarys.edu)

Specialty Area: Organic Chemistry

Education: B.S., Loyola University Chicago; Ph.D., Stanford University

Recent courses taught: Chemistry (221, 222, 221-222L)

Research interests: Grignard reaction mechanism; fluoroorganic chemistry; synthesis of strained molecules; thermally stable polymers; chemical education


Kathryn L. Haas , Ph.D.; faculty member since 2012 (Contact Dr. Haas: khaas@saintmarys.edu)

Specialty Area: Bioinorganic Chemistry

Education: B.S. Chemistry, Gettysburg College, PA; Ph.D., Duke University NC; IRTA Post Doctoral Fellow, NIH, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences

Recent courses taught: Advanced Inorganic Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, Inorganic Chemistry Lab

Research interests: Biochemical mechanisms of human copper transport, as well as the role of transition metals in developmental and age-related disease


Amy Houser

Amy Houser, M.S., laboratory instructor since 2006 (Contact Ms. Houser: ahouser@saintmarys.edu)

Specialty area: Biochemistry and Analytical chemistry

Education: B.S., Saint Mary's College: M.S., Illinois Institute of Technology

Recent courses taught: Chem (111L, 124L, 118L, 121L, 122L, 319)


Kayode D. Oshin, Ph.D., Faculty member since 2012 (Contact Dr. Oshin: koshin@saintmarys.edu)

Specialty area:  Inorganic chemistry

Education:  B.S. Emporia State University; Ph.D. Kansas State University; Postdoctoral Fellowship, Duquesne University

Recent courses taught: Principles of Chemistry, Advanced Inorganic Chemistry

Research Interests:  Asymmetric Catalysis and Atom Transfer Radical Addition (ATRA) Reactions


Richard W. Tarara

Richard Tarara, Ph. D.; faculty member since 1979 (Contact Dr. Tarara: rtarara@saintmarys.edu) (web page)

Specialty area: Physics

Education: B. S. and Ph. D. University of Notre Dame

Recent courses taught: Physics (101, 102, 217, 218, 317, 336)

Research interests: Physics instructional software development. Free Physics Instructional Software is available at http://www.saintmarys.edu/~rtarara


Emeritus Faculty


J. Philip Bays

 

J. Philip Bays, Ph. D., ACS Fellow, Professor Emeritus(Contact Dr. Bays:  pbays@saintmarys.edu) (Web Page)

Specialty Area: Organic Chemistry

Education: B. A. Northwestern University; Ph. D. University of Wisconsin

Research Interests: Computational Chemistry as it relates to Education.


Joseph J. Bellina, Jr.

Joseph Bellina, Ph. D., Professor Emeritus (Contact Dr. Bellina: jbellina@saintmarys.edu)

Specialty area: Physics

Education: B. S. and Ph. D. University of Notre Dame

Research interests: Chemistry and physics on Solid Surfaces


Deborah A. McCarthy, Ph. D., Professor Emerita (Contact Dr. McCarthy: dmccarth@saintmarys.edu)

Specialty area: Inorganic Chemistry

Education: B. S. Seattle University; M.S., Ph. D. The Ohio State University

Research interests: Synthesis and reactivity of metalloboraneclusters; studies of carbon-carbon material anti-oxidants.


Staff

Peggy Miller

Peggy Miller, B.A., B.S. - Science Hall Chemical Hygiene Officer and Stockroom Manager (Contact Mrs. Miller: pmiller@saintmarys.edu)

Education: B.A. Biology, B.S. Chemistry Indiana University South Bend


 MaDonna Noak - Administrative Assistant (Contact Ms. Noak: mnoak@saintmarys.edu)