Pharmacy, Natural & Health Sciences

Chemistry & Physics - Faculty


Kyle D. Watson '10, Ph.D.

Department Chair
Assistant Professor of Chemistry

Office: Science Center 312
Phone: 260-982-5091
At Manchester since:  2019
Education:  Manchester University, 2010 (B.A. Chemistry); University of Notre Dame, 2015 (Ph.D. Organic and Medicinal Chemistry)
Graduate research area:  The development of metal-mediated methodologies for the syntheses of monocyclic and bicyclic heteroatom-activated b-lactam antibiotics.
Courses taught: Introductory Chemistry, General Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, Biochemistry, and Medicinal Chemistry  
Current research interests: The synthesis and evaluation of small-molecule antibiotics
Memberships & Affiliations:  American Chemical Society, Counsel on Undergraduate Research, Kentucky Academy of Science, Manchester College Alumni Association Board

Mark Bryant

Mark A. Bryant, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Chemistry
Office:  Science Center 314
Phone:  (260) 982-5320
At Manchester since:  1999
Education:  Indiana University, 1985 (B.S.); University of Arizona, 1991 (Ph.D. Analytical Chemistry); Postdoctoral research at the University of New Mexico.
Graduate research area:  Surface Enhanced Raman Spectroscopy of Self-Assembled Monolayers at Ag and Au Electrodes.
Courses taught:  General Chemistry, Analytical Chemistry, and Forensic Chemistry.
Current research interests:  Photochemistry, River Water Analysis
Memberships & Affiliations:  Phi Beta Kappa, the American Chemical Society, and Alpha Chi Sigma.

Gregory W. Clark

Gregory W. Clark, Ph.D.

Professor of Physics
Coordinator of the Engineering Science Program 
Office:  Science Center 112
Phone:  (260) 982-5071
Course pages 
At Manchester since:  1992
Education:  Indiana University, South Bend, 1985 (B.A. Physics, minors in Mathematics and French); Indiana University, Bloomington, 1987 (M.S. Physics); Indiana University, Bloomington, 1992 (Ph.D. Physics, minor in Inorganic Chemistry)
Graduate Research Area:  Surface physics, UHV, STM, HREELS, AUGER, LEED, thin films
Courses Taught:  General Physics I & II, Analytical Mechanics, Electricity and Magnetism, Fields and Waves, Materials Physics, Electronics, Physical Geology, Making of the Modern Mind, Physical Science
Current Research Interests:  Surface physics, AFM, EFM-phase, nanowires
Memberships & Affiliations:  AAPT, SPS, Sigma Pi Sigma, Fulbright Alum, Audubon Society, ACRES Land Trust

Kathryn Davis

Kathryn L. Davis, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Chemistry
Office: Science Center 311
Phone: 260-982-5575
At Manchester since:  2010
Education:  Hope College, 2005 (B.S. Chemistry/B.A. German): University of Pittsburgh, 2010 (Ph.D. Chemistry)
Graduate research area:  Charge transfer in biomolecules
Courses taught: Introductory Chemistry, General Chemistry, Physical Chemistry, First-Year Seminar, Exploring STEM Careers I and II  
Current research interests: Properties of fluorescent carbon nanodots derived from soy milk.
Memberships & Affiliations:  American Chemical Society, Phi Beta Kappa

Matthew Davis

Matthew M. Davis, MS

Lab Coordinator
Office:  Science Center 316
Phone:  (260) 982-5182
At Manchester since:  2011
Education:  Hope College, 2004 (B.S.); University of Pittsburgh, 2009 (M.S.)
Graduate Research Area:  Expanding the methodology and utility of a class of rhodium-catalyzed cyclocarbonylation reactions.
Courses Taught:  Labs-Introductory and General Chemistry Lectures- Chemical Science, Introduction to Inorganic Chemistry, Introduction to Organic Chemistry, and General Chemistry I.

Jeffery Osborne

Jeffrey P. Osborne, Ph.D.

Professor of Chemistry
Program Director of Biology-Chemistry
Program Director of Population Health
Office:  Science Center 313
Phone:  (260) 982-5075
Personal web page
At Manchester since:  2004
Education:  Goshen College, 1992 (B.A); University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1999 (Ph.D.); University of Minnesota (postdoctoral)
Graduate Research Area:  Structure and function of integral membrane proteins.  Biodegradation of pollutants.
Courses Taught:  Biochemistry, General Chemistry, Environmental Chemistry, Medical Practicum to Guatemala (January Session)
Current Research Interests:  Enzymes that degrade environmental pollutants.

Terrie Salupo-Bryant

Terrie A. Salupo-Bryant, Ph.D. 

Associate Professor of Chemistry
Office:  Science Center 314
Phone: (260) 982-5318
At Manchester since:  1999
Education:  University of Dayton, 1986 (B.S.); The Ohio State University, 1993 (Ph.D. Inorganic Chemistry)
Graduate Research Area:  Synthesis of transition metal carbonyl clusters and ytterbium borides.
Courses Taught:  Introductory Chemistry, General Chemistry, Inorganic Chemistry.
Current Research Interests:  Developing and modifying lab experiments and chemical demonstrations to support students in their learning of chemistry.
Memberships & Affiliations:  Interactive Online Network of Inorganic Chemists (IONIC), Wabash County CASA


Faculty Emeriti

James Streator

James T. Streator, Ph.D.

Taught at Manchester for 32 years and retired in 2000. He did his undergraduate work at the University of Wisconsin and has a Ph.D. from Purdue. He taught high school chemistry for 5 years in Madison, WI. He was responsible primarily for Analytical and Physical chemistry courses. His general interests are in the areas of analytical chemistry and in computer applications. For many years, he taught a forensic science course during our January term. Students were introduced to tools of forensic science and visit forensic labs. Soon after his retirement, he served as a liason and shepherd for the construction of the new science building.

Edward G. MIller

Edward G. Miller, Ph.D.

Taught chemistry at Manchester for 38 years and retired in 1998. His undergraduate degree was from Manchester University and he has a Ph.D. from Cornell University. During sabbatical leaves, he was a visiting professor at Silliman University in the Philippines and was director of the Brethren Colleges Abroad (BCA) program in Sapporo, Japan. In 1981, Dr. Miller took a group of students and medical personnel to Guatemala during our January session. This trip developed into a very successful course called the Medical Practicum.

Wilson B. Lutz

Wilson B. Lutz, Ph.D.

Taught at Manchester from 1962 to 1992. His undergraduate degree was from Manchester University and his Ph.D. from Ohio State University. Prior to teaching at Manchester, Dr. Lutz was a senior scientist at Warner-Lambert Research Institute. His interest in biochemistry carried over into his teaching and research at Manchester. He organized and taught a biochemistry course and supervised many biochemistry projects for chemistry majors. Wilson also was interested in physical geology and taught a course in this subject for many years. Since his retirement, he and his wife Mary have led tours for the Manchester Alumni Association.