Department Chair
Cindy Samet
Professor of Chemistry (1988).
Stuart Hall - Rector Complex Room 1107
samet@dickinson.edu
(717) 245-1295
Department Faculty
Cindy Samet
Professor of Chemistry (1988).
Stuart Hall - Rector Complex Room 1107
(717) 245-1295 | samet@dickinson.edu
B.S., Dickinson College, 1982; Ph.D., University of Virginia, 1988.

Her research interests are in physical chemistry and spectroscopy in general, and focus on Fourier Transform infrared (FTIR) studies of molecules frozen in noble gas matrices at very low temperatures. She studies weak hydrogen-bonding phenomena, and recently she and her research students have formed several unique C-H---N and C-H---O linkages.
Michael S. Holden
(on sabbatical Fall 2013)
Professor of Chemistry, Alfred Victor duPont Chair in Chemistry (1989).
James Hall - Rector Complex Room 2225
(717) 245-1481 | holden@dickinson.edu
B.S., Allegheny College, 1980; Ph.D., Colorado State University, 1985.

His interests are in the area of organotransitionmetal-mediated synthesis of organic compounds. Presently, his research is focusing on the development of new reactions involving an easily accessible organo-iron system. Another ongoing effort is the development of microscale laboratories for organotransitionmetal chemistry.
R. David Crouch, Jr.
Professor of Chemistry (1994).
James Hall - Rector Complex Room 2227
(717) 245-1351 | crouch@dickinson.edu
B.A., Duke University, 1978; M.S., Shippensburg University, 1985; M.A., Johns Hopkins University, 1988; Ph.D., 1991.

His research interests lie in the development and application of new organic synthetic methodology. Current work is focused on the development of a new alpha adrenergic agonist and continued investigations of new methods for selectively deprotecting silyl ethers. Another area of interest is the development of new organic chemistry exercises on the microscale and using microwave technology.
Amy E. Witter
Associate Professor of Chemistry (1999).
Stuart Hall - Rector Complex Room 2109
(717) 245-1681 | witter@dickinson.edu
B.A., Wellesley College, 1987; Ph.D., University of California at Davis, 1996.

Her long-term research interests lie in the field of environmental analytical chemistry. Her current research projects involve investigating the chemical effects of urbanization on stream sediment chemistry and the development of new analytical methods for studying plant secondary metabolites.
Sarah K. St. Angelo
Assistant Professor of Chemistry (2006).
Stuart Hall - Rector Complex Room 2113
(717) 254-8957 | stangels@dickinson.edu
B.S., Denison University, 1997; Ph.D., The Pennsylvania State University, 2004.

Her research is in the interdisciplinary field of nanochemistry, where her current interests involve the use of plant materials as reducing agents for nanoparticles. She regularly teaches General Chemistry, Thermodynamics and Kinetics, Inorganic Chemistry, and courses related to nanotechnology.
Rebecca E. Connor
Assistant Professor of Chemistry (2010).
Stuart Hall - Rector Complex Room 2111
(717) 245-1553 | connorr@dickinson.edu
B.S., Carnegie Mellon University, 1999; Ph.D., California Institute of Technology, 2008.

My research interests currently include the molecular interactions of electrophilic natural products with human leukemia cells and the role of chaperone proteins in apoptosis and stress response pathways. Research projects in my lab range from chemical synthesis to proteomics and protein engineering.
Keith M. Krise
Visiting Assistant Professor of Chemistry (2012).
Stuart Hall - Rector Complex Room 1109
(717) 245-1975 | krisek@dickinson.edu
B.S., Gannon University, 2004; Ph.D., Pennsylvania State University, 2011.

Mary Jo Boylan
Visiting Lecturer in Chemistry (2010).
James Hall - Rector Complex Room 2223
(717) 254-8064 | boylanm@dickinson.edu


Kathryn H. Barker
Visiting Lecturer in Chemistry (2011).
James Hall - Rector Complex Room 2223
(717) 245-1831 | barkerk@dickinson.edu
B.S., University of Notre Dame, 1982; M.S., Shippensburg University, 1987.

Christine G. O'Neill
Visiting Lecturer in Chemistry (2011).
Rector North Room 2312
oneillc@dickinson.edu
B.S., Shippensburg University, 1992; Ph.D., Carnegie Mellon University, 1998.

Academic Administrative Staff
Kenneth Egolf
Department Technician
James Hall - Rector Complex Room 1254
(717) 245-1354 | egolf@dickinson.edu


James Kuenzie
Instrument Support Technician
Rector North Room 2310
(717) 245-1958 | kuenziej@dickinson.edu