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Chemistry Faculty


Current Faculty
Susan Klein
Susan J. Klein, Ph.D., came to Manchester in the fall of 1998. She has an undergraduate degree from Franklin and Marshall College with a minor in Ancient Greek Civilization. Her Ph.D. is from the University of Wisconsin where she studied the rates of organic reactions. Her primary responsibility at Manchester is teaching Organic Chemistry. Additionally, she teaches Intro to Organic and Chemical Science. Dr. Klein is offering a January session course addresses science history while traveling in Great Britain. She also currently holds the position of Chair of the Chemistry Department.

Mark Bryant

Mark A. Bryant, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Chemistry, came to Manchester in 1999 from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. He received his B.S. from Indiana University and his Ph.D. in Analytical Chemistry from the University of Arizona. He did postdoctoral research at the University of New Mexico. His primary teaching responsibilities are general chemistry, analytical chemistry and forensic chemistry. He is a member of Phi Beta Kappa, the American Chemical Society, and Alpha Chi Sigma. Dr. Bryant and his wife, Dr. Terrie Salupo-Bryant, share one faculty position in the chemistry department.

Terrie Salupo-Bryant

Terrie A. Salupo-Bryant, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Chemistry, came to Manchester in 1999 from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga where she was previously a Dreyfus Teaching/Research Fellow. She received her B.S. from the University of Dayton and her Ph.D. in Inorganic Chemistry from The Ohio State University. Her primary teaching responsibilities are introductory chemistry, general chemistry and inorganic chemistry. Her research focuses on developing and modifying lab experiments and chemical demonstrations to support students in their learning of chemistry. Dr. Salupo-Bryant and her husband, Dr. Mark Bryant, share one faculty position in the chemistry department.

Jeffery Osborne

Jeffrey P. Osborne, Ph.D., has been at Manchester since 2004. He received his undergraduate degree from Goshen College and his Ph.D. from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. His graduate work involved structure and function of integral membrane proteins. He did postdoctoral work at the University of Minnesota, studying biodegradation of pollutants. At Manchester, his primary teaching responsibility is biochemistry and general chemistry.  His research projects involve enzymes that degrade environmental pollutants. He also directs the Medical Practicum trip to Nicaragua over January Session. He currently is Program Director of Biology-Chemistry.  Visit Dr. Osborne's web page

Kathryn Davis

Kathryn L. Davis, Ph.D., arrived at Manchester in the fall of 2010. She obtained a B.S. in Chemistry and a B.A. in German from Hope College in 2005. She then completed her Ph.D. at the University of Pittsburgh in 2010, where she studied charge transfer in biomolecules. Her areas of interest are physical chemistry and analytical chemistry, with her primary teaching responsibilities in physical chemistry and general chemistry. Her research interests are in the photoluminescent and electrochemical properties of carbon nanodots made from soy milk. She is faculty advisor to the American Chemical Society student organization. Dr. Davis is also a member of the Manchester Symphony Orchestra.

Matthew Davis

Matthew M. Davis
, M.S., has taught part time at Manchester since the fall of 2011.  He started as Laboratory coordinator in the fall of 2014. He received his B.S. from Hope College and M.S. from the University of Pittsburgh.  His master's research focused on expanding the methodology and utility of a class of rhodium-catalyzed cyclocarbonylation reactions.  His primary teaching responsibilities involve Introductory and General Chemistry Labs, along with teaching Introduction to Inorganic and Chemical Science lectures.  He is also responsible for supervising the chemical stockroom and will be serving as a liason for laboratory usage for the forthcoming post-baccalaureate pre-health program.

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.