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Faculty and Staff of Norwich University
Associate Professor
Chemistry and Biochemistry
Chair, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry

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Ethan Guth holds a Ph.D. in biochemistry from the University of Vermont College of Medicine and a B.S. from Goucher College. He joined the Norwich faculty in 2011, where he teaches Introduction to General Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, and Biochemistry I and II.

The central aim of his research to understand biological processes by elucidating the inner workings of biological machinery such as enzymes, which function as biological machines that accelerate the rate of chemical reactions. Understanding how these molecular machines perform their function allows scientists a “look under the hood” of biological processes and can provide profound insight into the basis of human health and disease.

Associate Professor
Chemistry and Biochemistry

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Joseph Rizzolo joined the Department of Chemistry at Norwich University in 1982. He earned a BS at Virginia Military Institute and a PhD at the University of South Carolina.

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Assistant Professor
Chemistry and Biochemistry

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Sarah Gallant completed her B.S. in Biochemistry at the University of Maryland, College Park, and her doctorate in chemistry at Dartmouth College. She joined the Norwich University Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry in 2017 as an adjunct instructor and began a full-time position as a lecturer in 2019. In 2021, Gallant became an assistant professor of chemistry at Norwich University.

Assistant Professor, Senior Lecturer
Chemistry

Jeffrey R. Kirkland

Jeffrey R. Kirkland joined the Norwich University as an Assistant Professor in 2022. He completed his B.S. in Chemistry at the University of New Hampshire, and his masters and Ph.D. in Environmental Sciences at Rutgers University. He started his career in education in 2017 as an adjunct at the University of New England in Australia while also working as a lab and field technician. He moved back to the U.S. for a position as an Assistant Professor at Saint Cloud State University in central Minnesota in 2019.

Assistant Professor
Chemistry and Biochemistry

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Emma Ste. Marie earned her Bachelor of Science in chemistry from Emmanuel College in Boston and her doctorate in Chemistry from the University of Vermont. After completing a one-year postdoctoral fellowship at Boston College, Ste. Marie joined Norwich University’s faculty in 2021; she teaches organic chemistry.

Senior Lecturer
Chemistry and Biochemistry

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Page C. Spiess received a BS in Biochemistry (ACS certified) from Eckerd College, and a Master of Science and doctorate in pharmacology and toxicology from the University of California, Davis. Spiess joined the Departments of Chemistry and Biochemistry at Norwich University in 2017 and has since taught many chemistry and biochemistry courses.

Lecturer
Chemistry

Andrew Danis

Andrew Danis joined Norwich University in 2002 as a faculty lecturer teaching Introduction to Organic and Biochemistry and General Chemistry. He completed a B.Sc. in Chemistry at the United States Naval Academy in 2007. Following graduation, he was commissioned and served in the active-duty Navy for five and a half years. During this time he worked as a division officer on the USS FRANK CABLE (AS-40) and later a staff officer at United States Fleet Forces (USFF) Command.

Lecturer
Chemistry

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Irene Newsham, PhD MB(ASCP)cm FACSc received her undergraduate degree in Biochemistry from the University of Vermont and her PhD in Applied Biological Sciences from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge, MA. Prior to joining Norwich University in 2022, Dr. Newsham was Associate Professor and Associate Program Director for the Molecular Genetic Technology program in the School of Health Professions at UT MD Anderson Cancer Center.

Lecturer
Chemical Hygiene Officer
Chemistry and Biochemistry

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Paul Milne has a PhD in analytical chemistry from the University of Michigan and an A.B. in chemistry from Cornell University. He came to Norwich University in 2019 and teaches general chemistry.

Adjunct Faculty
Chemistry and Biochemistry

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