Faculty

Professors work closely with our students on projects they're interested in.Professors work closely with our students on projects they're interested in.

Given its research focus, the chemistry department at Lake Forest takes seriously its responsibility to train students to effectively communicate the significance of their findings.

  • Jason A. Cody
    Professor
    of Chemistry

    Areas of Study: inorganic chemistry, solid state chemistry

  • William B. Martin
    Deane Professor of Biochemical and Biological Sciences

    Areas of Study: organic chemistry, synthesis, biochemistry, enzyme inhibition

  • Lori A. Del Negro
    Associate Professor of Chemistry (on research leave)

    Areas of Study: analytical chemistry, environmental chemistry

  • Dawn C. Wiser
    Associate Professor and Chair of Chemistry

    Areas of Study: physical chemistry, computational chemistry, organometallic mechanism

  • Thea Wilson
    Visiting Assistant Professor of Chemistry

    Areas of Study: physical organic chemistry, renewable energy, life cycle assessment, food sustainability

  • Melanie M. Werst
    Senior Lecturer in Chemistry

    Areas of Study: physical biochemistry

  • Elizabeth W. Fischer
    Senior Lecturer in Chemistry

    Areas of Study:  natural science, organic chemistry, biochemistry

  • Amy Abe
    Senior Lecturer in Chemistry and Physics

    NMR Consultant

  • Caroline Slone
    Lecturer in Chemistry

    Areas of Study:

  • Kevin Kohlstedt
    Lecturer in Chemistry

    Areas of Study:

  • Larry Klein
    Lecturer in Chemistry

    Areas of Study: organic synthesis, medicinal chemistry, natural product chemistry 

Emeriti Faculty

  • Laura J. Kateley
    Associate Professor of Chemistry, Emerita

    Areas of Study: inorganic chemistry, synthesis, chromatographic, spectroscopic applications

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