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  • Crosby, Glenn A.

Visiting Professor of Chemistry & Physics


  • University of Washington, Seattle, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Chemistry

Dr. Brian Ikkanda

Dr. Brian Ikkanda, Ph.D. graduated from the University of California, Berkeley with a B.S. in Chemistry and minor in Education and The University of Texas at Austin with a Ph.D. in Chemistry within the Organic Chemistry Division. Through his doctoral research, he investigated the development of non-natural DNA bases that could be held together by flat molecules with complementary electrostatics. Dr. Ikkanda’s passions are seeing students grow in their excitement over chemistry as well as discussing with students about the connections between science and faith.


  • Ph.D. - The University of Texas at Austin (2016)
  • B.S. - University of California, Berkeley (2009)

Chemistry Department Chair

Dr. Lindsay Kane-Barnese

Dr. Lindsay Kane-Barnese (Ph.D.) graduated from Concordia University Irvine with B.A. in Biology and a B.A. in Chemistry. She obtained her Ph.D. in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology from the University of California, Los Angeles. Dr. Kane-Barnese’s doctoral work and current research interests involve a protein involved in some cases of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) or Lou Gehrig’s Disease. She teaches a variety of classes, ranging from introductory to advanced biology and chemistry courses. Dr. Kane-Barnese also advises students in research pertaining to ALS or other biochemistry or molecular biology related research. She enjoys working with students to learn complex biological and chemical topics in their classes and research and helping them explore the intersection of faith and science in their chosen field.


Ph.D. - University of California, Los Angeles, 2010

Physics Chair, Professor of Physics

John Kenney


Dr. Kenney is an award winning teacher and scholar noted for his contributions to both chemical education and to chemistry / chemical physics research. He is known for his passionate, enthusiastic, energetic, and innovative hands-on teaching style, for the depth and rigor of his classes, for his involvement of students in high-level scientific research, and for his ability to transform the lives of his students and inspire them to achieve their professional and personal goals. “There’s nothing more spectacular than getting a privileged view of God’s creative genius, either at the microscopic scale or the cosmological scale,” states Kenney.


  • University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Ph.D. 1979
Cole Neibuhr

Laboratory Manager


I am a life-long LCMS Lutheran with a passion for research science. Many people wrongly believe that science and religion are in conflict, but the fact is that the Author of Creation and the Author of the Bible is the same Holy God and cannot actually conflict. I have years of experience in private and academic research and additionally work as the Director of Research for Global Science Directive, a nonprofit corporation working on projects at the intersection of the private and academic worlds.


Microbiology, Stem Cell Biology, Environmental Science, Chemistry, Astrometry, and more. Please visit for details.

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