Dr. Jennifer Firestine
Dr. Firestine has a background in instrumental and analytical chemistry. She teaches General Chemistry, Introduction to Chemical Literature and Laboratory Safety, Applications of Forensic Science, Analytical Chemistry, and Instrumental Analysis. She earned her Bachelor of Science Degree in chemistry from Eastern Oregon State College (now Eastern Oregon University) and her Ph.D. in Bioanalytical Chemistry from Arizona State University where she specialized in MALDI-TOF mass spectrometry. Her scientific interests are in new instrumental methods and how they can best be applied to education.
Dr. Darla Jia
Dr. Jia has a background in inorganic chemistry and teaches General Chemistry, Analytical Chemistry, and Inorganic Chemistry. She earned her Bachelor of Science degree from North Dakota State University and her Ph.D. from the University of California-Irvine. Her scientific interests are in the synthesis and characterization of transition metal complexes.
Dr. Michael Ibele
Dr. Ibele has a background in surface and colloidal chemistry and teaches General Chemistry, Introduction to Chemical Literature and Laboratory Safety, Polymers, Physical Chemistry I (Thermodynamics and Kinetics) and Physical Chemistry II (Quantum Mechanics). He earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry from the University of North Carolina and his Ph. D. in Chemistry from Penn State University, where his research focused on the synthesis and characterization of artificial, bacteria-sized particles which could propel themselves through solution. His interests are in the field of physical and materials chemistry.
Dr. Scott Hasty
Dr. Hasty has a background in synthetic organic chemistry. He teaches General Chemistry, Organic Chemistry I, and Organic Chemistry II. Dr. Hasty earned his BS, MS, and PhD degrees from the University of Missouri St. Louis. After receiving his PhD, he taught as an adjunct instructor at McKendree and Southeast Missouri State Universities before arriving at Lindenwood. His research interests involve developing methodologies towards expeditious oligosaccharide synthesis.