Dr. Todd M. Hamilton • Professor, Physical – Department Chair
Dr. Hamilton received his B.S. from Cumberland College, his M.S. in Nuclear Chemistry from the University of California at Berkeley, and his Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry from Indiana University in 1996. He joined the faculty at Georgetown College in 2005 after teaching at Adrian College (MI). His research focuses on thermal analysis of potential biofuels such as ground-up peach pits, peanut shells, and switchgrass, using constant heating rate thermogravimetric analysis and decomposition kinetics. He collaborates with the Center for Applied Energy Research at the University of Kentucky.
Courses taught: Liberal Arts Chemistry (CHE100), General Chemistry (CHE111, CHE112, CHE113), Forensic Chemistry (CHE317), Nuclear and Electrochemistry Laboratory (CHE319), and Physical Chemistry (CHE331, CHE332, CHE333).
Dr. John R. Blackburn • Professor Emeritus
Dr. Blackburn graduated from Westminster College (New Wilmington, PA.) in 1967 with a BS in Chemistry. He received the Ph.D. in Inorganic Chemistry from Vanderbilt University in 1972, and came to Georgetown College in the fall of 1972. He taught at Georgetown until his retirement in 2001, and served as Department Chair for much of that time. He also served as Chair of the Natural Science Division for a time. He is a past recipient of the Cawthorne Excellence in Teaching Award. He still resides in Georgetown with his wife of 45 years, Pat. Both of his daughters, Jennifer and Melissa are Georgetown College Graduates.
Courses taught: Liberal Arts Chemistry (CHE100), General Chemistry (CHE111, CHE112, CHE113), Forensic Chemistry (CHE317), Advanced Inorganic Chemistry (400), Physical Chemistry (CHE331, CHE332), and Seminar (450,451).
Dr. Susan Campbell • Associate Professor, Biochemistry
Dr. David Fraley • Professor, Analytical
Dr. David Fraley received his B.S. in Chemistry from Carson-Newman College in Tennessee. After two years as a Basic Combat Training officer in the US Army, he entered graduate school at the Univ. of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He is an Analytical Chemist who is thrilled with the significant contributions of mass spectrometry to solving many of the world’s toughest problems. After 10 years as an Analytical and Product Development Chemist for Tide, Cascade, and Dawn at the Procter & Gamble Co., he joined the faculty of Georgetown College in 1990. His research interests vary from optimizing NMR, XRF, and MS analyses to Computational Chemistry.
Dr. Meghan Knapp • Associate Professor, Inorganic
Dr. Knapp joined the faculty at Georgetown College in the fall of 2006. She teaches Freshman Chemistry, Liberal Arts Chemistry, Advanced Inorganic Chemistry, and Descriptive Inorganic Chemistry. Her background is in Solid State Chemistry, and she still has a special place in her heart for Group Theory.
Ms. Kristen Loxley • Laboratory Coordinator
Dr. Patrick Sheridan • Associate Professor, Organic
Dr. Sheridan joined the faculty of Georgetown College in 2008 after teaching chemistry at SUNY Binghamton and Rhodes College (TN). He has taught liberal arts, organic chemistry, and spectroscopy. When time permits he will be teaching medicinal and advanced organic chemistry. He enjoys working with chemistry and biology majors in his research laboratory either as independent study students or summer interns.
Dr. Frank L. Wiseman, Jr. • Professor Emeritus
Ms. Betty Barkley • Secretary, Natural Sciences/Business