Hello and Welcome!
I am a professor in the Chemistry Department at Whitman College, where I teach a variety of courses, including introductory general chemistry lecture and lab, organic chemistry lecture and lab, an advanced synthesis lab, and an advanced physical organic chemistry course for upper-level students. I also lead a student research group that investigates new synthetic methods for preparing boron clusters, interesting molecules with potential applications in medicine; as advanced materials for optics, electronics, and energy storage; and as catalysts for industrial chemical reactions.
I joined the Chemistry Department at Whitman College in 2009 and received tenure in 2015. Before coming to Whitman, I taught as a visiting faculty member for two years at Colby College in Waterville, Maine and for two years at Allegheny College in Meadville, Pennsylvania. In addition to teaching, I enjoy cycling, running, hiking, and other outdoor adventures, cooking, as well as spending time with my wife, Abby (who works in Whitman's Career and Community Engagement Center) and the rest of our family.