Faculty & Staff

Jeffrey Bartz, Professor of Chemistry (Chair)

Phone: 269.337.7021 Email: jeffrey.bartz@kzoo.edu

Professor Bartz teaches Chemical Composition and Structure, Chemical Reactivity, Physical Chemistry I, and Physical Chemistry II. His research group works in the area of chemical dynamics, focusing on the photochemistry of NO-containing molecules.

Professor Jeffrey Bartz

Jennifer Furchak, Associate Professor of Chemistry

Email: jennifer.furchak@kzoo.edu

Professor Furchak teaches Chemical Composition and Structure, Analytical Chemistry, and Instrumental Analysis. Her research interests are in analytical separations and spectroscopy.

Professor Jennifer Furchak

Regina Stevens-Truss, Professor of Chemistry

Phone: 269.337.7330 Email: regina.stevens-truss@kzoo.edu

Professor Stevens-Truss teaches Chemical Reactivity, Biochemistry, Medicinal Chemistry, and Infection: Global Health & Social Justice.  Research in her lab focuses on testing a variety of compounds for antimicrobial activity.

Professor Regina Stevens Truss

Dwight Williams, Associate Professor of Chemistry

Phone: 269.337.7409 Email: dwight.williams@kzoo.edu

Professor Williams teaches Organic Chemistry I & II with the corresponding labs, as well as Advanced Organic Chemistry and Introductory Chemistry. His research interests combine synthetic organic chemistry and medicinal chemistry with pharmacology.

Professor Dwight Williams and students

Blakely Tresca, Assistant Professor of Chemistry

Phone: 269.337.7018 Email: blakely.tresca@kzoo.edu

Professor Tresca teaches Organic Chemistry. His research interests include Organic and Supramolecular chemistry.

Professor Blake Tresca

Daniela Arias-Rotondo, Assistant Professor of Chemistry

Phone: 269-337-7017 Email: Daniela.Arias-Rotondo@kzoo.edu

Dr. Arias-Rotondo teaches Inorganic Chemistry, Molecular Structure, and Chemical Reactivity. Her research focuses on photoactive complexes of first-row transition metals.

Dr. Arias-Rotondo

Badru-Deen Barry (Deen), Visiting Assistant Professor of Chemistry

Phone: 269-337-7020 Email:

Dr. Badru-Deen Barry teaches Introductory Chemistry and Biochemistry. His research interest is on functionalizing Polyhedral Oligomeric Silsesquioxanes (POSS).

Dr Barry in lab

Yit-Yian Lua, Laboratory Instructor

Email: yit-yian.lua@kzoo.edu

Tom Massura, Instrument Technician

Phone: 269.337.7099, Email: tom.massura@kzoo.edu

Tom’s duties include maintaining all of the Instrumentation for the Science Division along with setting up Physics Labs. When Tom started at the College in 1987 computers were a rare thing to be found on campus. Now he maintains over 50 machines just used in the Science Division. In his spare time he enjoys spending time with his 2 children when they are home from college and spending time outside.

Michael T. Walsh, Director of Chemistry Laboratories

Phone: 269.337.7022, Email: michael.walsh@kzoo.edu

Betsy Paulson, Office Coordinator for Biology and Chemistry

Phone: 269.337.7007, Email: elizabeth.paulson@kzoo.edu