Professor, Emeritus

Arnold's research interests lie in number theory and algebraic geometry. He recently published the paper "Bounds of divided universal Bernoulli numbers and universal Kummer congruences... See this person's full profile

Assistant Professor

Jeff is an applied harmonic analyst studying composite dilation wavelets and compressed sensing. With applications to digital signal processing, these fields explore the mathematics of... See this person's full profile

Professor

Evolutionary Ecology

The study of biodiversity has historically been conducted within two disciplines, with community ecologists addressing the mechanisms that maintain diversity... See this person's full profile

Assistant Professor

Molecular Cell Biology/Genetics

I am interested in how organisms, particularly microorganisms and cancer cells, balance genome stability with adaptation to stress. In the Burrack... See this person's full profile

Professor, Senior Faculty

Selected Research Students & Projects:

Nicholas Hill '09, "€œObservations of the Crab Pulsar Light Curve at Optical Wavelengths"

Rosie Malsberger '09, "Galactic... See this person's full profile

Henry R. Luce Professor of Nations and the Global Environment
Professor
Department Chair : Environmental Studies

Tropical Ecology

My research is in the ecology and species composition of tropical and subtropical forests in both the Paleotropics and... See this person's full profile

Professor, Senior Faculty
Rattleback Physics Research link to Zeiliger's group Tutorial on the Physics of Pumping a Swing 3-2 Engineering Program
Myra Steele Professor of Mathematics
Professor

Marc Chamberland enjoys teaching a diverse set of courses in the mathematics curriculum. With the support of an NSF grant, he has developed materials to emphasize computer discovery.... See this person's full profile

Professor

Selected Research Students & Projects

Greg Dyer '04, "Magnetic phase diagrams of RCo2Ge2 single crystals."Xu Wang '04, "Effect of site dilution on... See this person's full profile

Associate Professor
Department Chair: Technology Studies

I joined Grinnell College in 1999. My education includes a B.S. in Computer Science from Harvey Mudd College in Claremont, CA, and a M.S. and Ph.D.... See this person's full profile

Associate Professor

Plant Molecular Biology

My research focuses on the response of plants to environmental stress at the molecular and biochemical levels, and utilizes both crop and model plant... See this person's full profile

Professor, Emeritus/Emerita

Current Research Interests

The study of high-energy gamma-rays incident on the earth's atmosphere from astrophysical sources through the Veritas Collaboration consumes most of my... See this person's full profile

Professor
Department Chair: Biology

My students and I try to determine: (1) how natural selection shapes plant reproduction, life history, and physiology; and (2) why plant species occur where... See this person's full profile

Professor

Resources

Society for Research in Child Development
International Society on Infant Studies
American Psychological Association - APA Monitor (publication)
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Professor, Emeritus

Research Professor Erickson has maintained an active research program in nuclear magnetic resonance (nmr) spectroscopy, the co-ordination chemistry of platinum group metals, kinetics and... See this person's full profile

Associate Professor

Christopher's research involves the study of association schemes. This study originally arose in statistics, but has since yielded applications to a wide variety of other fields,... See this person's full profile

Professor

My main focus of research is on implicit memory, the influence of past experience that facilitates or biases current performance in the absence of conscious recollection. I have explored... See this person's full profile

Professor

Microbial Genetics/Molecular Biology

I am interested in DNA repair mechanisms and recombination. These processes are essential for the protection of organisms from DNA-damaging... See this person's full profile

Professor, Emeritus

Gene's greatest interest for many years has been the use of computing in teaching and learning mathematics. The most significant result of his efforts in this area is the textbook which... See this person's full profile

Associate Professor
Department Chair, Biological Chemistry

I am interested in microbial diversity and bacterial adaptations to the environment.  I currently work with undergraduate researchers on two... See this person's full profile

Associate Professor

I am a fungal biologist and I teach in the Biology Department at Grinnell College - a four-year liberal arts undergraduate institution in Iowa, U.S.A. In our department, all faculty... See this person's full profile

Associate Professor

I am an ecosystem ecologist teaching at Grinnell College - a four-year liberal arts undergraduate institution in Iowa, U.S.A. All faculty in the Biology Department teach the introductory... See this person's full profile

Professor, Emeritus

When Chuck moved from Senior Faculty Status to Professor Emeritus, he gave up his last teaching related duty: conducting summer research with Grinnell students. This was an activity he... See this person's full profile

Associate Professor

Jeff came to Grinnell in 2009, and was previously a faculty member at Mississippi State University and the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, where he taught a variety of... See this person's full profile

Assistant Professor

Cognitive performance depends on the interactions of many processes at many scales nested in time and space. Damian Kelty-Stephen's work investigates these interactions in terms of time-... See this person's full profile

Assistant Professor

Complete list of publications.
Personal Website

Associate Professor

Professor Kuiper’s courses at Grinnell emphasize the application of statistics to multiple disciplines, a topic she also emphasizes in her research. Prior to teaching, she worked as a... See this person's full profile

Assistant Professor

Professor Leggans primary responsibilities are teaching the introductory course and laboratories for the Organic Chemistry (CHM 221-222) and General Chemistry (CHM 129). His research... See this person's full profile

Professor

We study the molecular pharmacology of neuronal nicotinic acetylcholine receptors (nAChRs). These ligand-gated ion channels are the seat of nicotine addiction and are implicated in a... See this person's full profile

Professor
Visiting Professor of Chemistry

Professor Emeritus, Drake University

Patricia A. Johnson Professor of Neuroscience
Professor

On Leave Academic Year 2012-2013   Animal Physiology/Neurobiology Neuroscience Web Site In my laboratory we study the chemical synapse, a specialized junction where neurons communicate... See this person's full profile

Professor
Department Chair : Psychology Links to Assessment Instruments CURE survey (Classroom Undergraduate Research Experience) RISC survey (Research on the Integrated Science Curriculum) ROLE... See this person's full profile
Professor

Research:  Professor Lyons' research interests center around a class of materials called electrolytes which are ion conducting solutions (liquids or solids). The topic encompasses... See this person's full profile

Professor

Professor Marzluff teaches Physical Chemistry (CHM 363, 364), General 
Chemistry (CHM 129), Inorganic & Analytical Chemistry (CHM 210) as well as 
the Policy Studies... See this person's full profile

Assistant Professor

Joe's research interests lie in mathematical logic. With the tools of logic, he is able to play the spoiler in mathematics by showing that certain statements are either impossible to... See this person's full profile

Professor

On Leave Academic Year 2012-2013   Research Professor Minelli's research deals with the synthesis and characterization of molybdenum compounds. Molybdenum compounds act as catalysts for... See this person's full profile

Associate Professor
Department Chair: Chemistry

Research Professor Mobley's research interests involve the application of physical organic techniques to organometallic compounds. His current research... See this person's full profile

Professor, Emeritus/Emerita

Emily's research is in combinatorics. She has published papers in graph theory (where G is a graph, v is a vertex, and chi is the chromatic number of a graph) and in difference sets (... See this person's full profile

Professor, Emeritus

My scholarship has mostly been in statistics education, where I have contributed journal articles, organized and participated in sessions and panels at national meetings, edited one book... See this person's full profile

Ph.D.
Assistant Professor

Jen works in a field of math called arithmetic geometry. Her research blends ideas from geometry, algebra, and number theory. And no, it doesn't mean that she is any good at arithmetic.... See this person's full profile

Associate Professor
Developmental Genetics and Cell Biology

Directed changes in the shape of epithelial sheets are required to create many of the major tissues in animals, including the intestinal system,... See this person's full profile

Lecturer
Member, Peace and Conflict Studies Committee

Comparative physiology and functional morphology; exercise physiology & psychology I was originally trained as a comparative physiologist and functional morphologist, but since... See this person's full profile

Assistant Professor

Chris Ralston  is a licensed psychologist in the state of Iowa. As a co-author of the Juvenile Sexual Offender Recidivism Risk Assessment Tool - II (JSORRAT-II), his research focuses on... See this person's full profile

Professor
Department Chair: Computer Science

You can reach Rebelsky at rebelsky[at]grinnell[dot]edu

Samuel A. Rebelsky is a Professor of Computer Science at Grinnell College.  "SamR", as... See this person's full profile

Associate Professor

I use behavioral and neuroanatomical techniques to study the role of prefrontal cortex in emotion and memory. My current work focuses on understanding the contributions of distinct... See this person's full profile

Emeritus/Emerita

Plants, like animals, begin life as a single cell, the fertilized egg or zygote. This single cell undergoes growth, cell division and differentiation to produce an embryo, or immature... See this person's full profile

John R. Heath Visiting Professor
Assistant Professor

Current focus of the lab - in a nutshell.

The actin-based motor protein called myosin-10 appears to contribute to the proper structure and function of the mitotic spindle, the... See this person's full profile

Professor
Associate Dean

  Selected Research Students & Projects Eric Larson '06 and Mahi Demissie '06: Low-energy positron spectroscopy. Claire Christensen '03: Quantum theory of light. Liz Hipp '06, Kat... See this person's full profile

On leave, Spring 2015
Associate Professor

As a clinical and health psychologist, I strive to understand the physical, psychological, and social complexities of health and illness. I am interested in understanding the role of... See this person's full profile

Associate Professor

Professor Sharpe is interested in the development of environmental chemical sensors based on fluorescent, powdered, semiconductor materials. He and his students have found that these... See this person's full profile

Associate Professor
Department Chair: Mathematics and Statistics

When Karen went to college, she was convinced that she would be an English and history double major. Her first-year proof-based calculus... See this person's full profile

Associate Professor

email: sieckste[at]grinnell[dot]edu

 

Professor Sieck's research is focused on the development of new synthetic organic methodology to generate biologically active... See this person's full profile

Professor

Cell Biology / Developmental Biology

I am interested in the formation of sensory structures during neural development in vertebrate embryos. Most of my work with students at... See this person's full profile

Dack Professor of Chemistry
Professor
Director of the 1995-1997 and 2005-2008 Noyce Science Center Renovation and Expansion Projects. Dean of the College and Vice President of Academic Affairs, 1998-2008. Chair of the Science... See this person's full profile
Associate Professor
Department Chair : General Science   Publications: "Optimizing Thomson's Jumping ring"
Synopsis: P. J. H. Tjossem and E. C. Brost, Am. J. Phys. 79 (4), 353-358 (2011). We explain a... See this person's full profile
Associate Professor

Professor Trimmer is interested in the structure and mechanism of enzymes. Her research has focused on enzymes that perform oxidation/reduction reactions using the coenzyme flavin. She... See this person's full profile

Samuel R. and Marie-Louise Rosenthal Professor of Natural Science and Mathematics
Professor

Distinguished Educator, Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)

2013 Award for Lifetime Service to the Computer Science Community by ACM's Special Interest Group on Computer... See this person's full profile

Assistant Professor
Department Chair: Neuroscience

Assistant Professor of Computer Science

On-Campus Address: 

 Noyce 3825

... See this person's full profile
Associate Professor

On Leave Academic Year 2012-2013
Publication List for Sujeev Wickramasekara PDF
Research Statement for Sujeev Wickramasekara PDF

Associate Professor
Department Chair : Physics

[willig] @ grinnell.edu

Selected Research Projects and Students Non-proton NMR/MRI - Fatemeh Elahi '12, Andrew Marcum '12 Quantum vs Classical: an... See this person's full profile
Associate Professor

Royce studies spherical virtual knots, a concept defined and explored by his summer research students. Characterizing these knots relies on interplay between combinatorics, topology and... See this person's full profile