Associate Professor of Chemistry
Dr. Liza Abraham is an educator and researcher specializing in Organic Chemistry. She holds a Ph.D. from the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras, India, and has post-doctoral research experience at the University of Toronto, Canada, the University of Southern Mississippi, USA, and the University of Sherbrook, Canada. She has worked in industries as a medicinal chemist at Dalton Pharma Services in Toronto, Canada, and as a research chemist at ... more ➔
Professor Emeritus of Chemistry and Computer Science
Irv joined the Department of Chemistry at Gordon College in 1985. His interests in chemistry are primarily related to the development of educational resources for green chemistry, chemistry that is inherently safer for human health and the environment. Current projects involve the creation of green organic chemistry laboratory experiments, the introduction of toxicology into the chemistry curriculum, and community outreach via green chemistry. ... more ➔
Chemistry, Data Science and Enviromental Science
With a background in ecology and biostatistics, Professor Mason is most interested in using bespoke probabilistic models to inform animal conservation. His current research focuses on the Monarch butterfly, combining large spatial datasets with greenhouse experiments to understand how habitat loss and pesticide use are driving population declines. Professor Mason is an R enthusiast and loves introducing students to the fundamentals of programming, ... more ➔
Dr. Siaw received her B.S in Biochemistry from Biola University and her Ph.D. in Chemistry from UC Santa Barbara in 2013 where her research was focused on inorganic materials synthesis of ZnO thin films. She combines her love of materials science with her biochemistry and inorganic chemistry academic backgrounds to encourage interdisciplinary learning, and applies her diverse scientific training to the field of biomimetic synthesis. Aside from loving to nurture and encourage the passions of future scientists and engineers, she enjoys baking, painting and playing with her two sons.
Jack W. Haas
Emeritus Professor of Chemistry
M.S. The King's College
Ph.D. University of Delaware
John W. (Jack) Haas arrived at Gordon College in Fall 1961 to initiate the Chemistry Department and served 34 years. His lectures were enlivened by cartoons. A physical chemist, he did research on sugar reaction kinetics and heavy metal complexes. In the later part of his career, he developed a strong interest in the history and philosophy of science as related to science-faith issues. In retirement, he was content editor for the American Scientific Affiliation web site.