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Dr. Ellen Gawalt has been named Chairperson of the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry

Dr. Ellen GawaltDr. Philip Reeder, Dean of the Bayer School of Natural & Environmental Sciences, has announced that Dr. Ellen Gawalt has been named Chairperson of the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry. Said Dr. Reeder, "I am sure that under Dr. Gawalt's leadership, the department will continue to thrive in teaching, service, and scholarship, and will continue to fulfill its mission of educating tomorrow's chemists and biochemists."


Students in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at Duquesne University enjoy success after graduation due to the focus of our department on an undergraduate experience, which is grounded in fundamental principles of the five disciplines of chemistry, but is centered on a hands-on original research experience.

Our students enjoy access to modern instrumentation and research activity comparable to a large university while receiving the faculty mentoring most often seen at smaller schools. The faculty teach students skills in the classroom, labs and outside activities to be lifelong learners and promoters of science.

Recent graduates are employed at PPG and Covestro, enrolled in Ph.D. programs at Harvard, Northwestern, Cornell, CMU, Emory, University of Washington, U. Penn, and UC San Diego and medical programs at Temple, U. Pittsburgh, LECOM and UNECOM.

We welcome you to explore our website, visit the department, and email us with questions. Good luck in your college search!

Dr. Ellen S. Gawalt, Ph.D.
Department Chair and Professor