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Deepa Perera

Associate Professor of Chemistry

Pre-Pharmacy Track Advisor

Pre-Health Track Advisor

Organic Chemistry



Molecular Biology

B.S., University of Sri Lanka

Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh

Ray Rataiczak

Professor of Chemistry

Science Division Chair

Informatics Department Chair

Physical Chemistry

Materials Science

New Program Development

Regional Technology Initiatives

B.S., Waynesburg University

Ph.D., Saint Louis University

Eric Schurter

Associate Professor of Chemistry

Organic Chemistry

Polymer Science

Environmental Chemistry

B.S., University of Minnesota

Ph.D., Purdue University

Paul Szalay

Professor of Chemistry

Forensic Chemistry Track Advisor

Inorganic Chemistry


Forensic Chemistry

Science Outreach

B.S., Baldwin Wallace University

Ph.D., Michigan State University

Lois Zook-Gerdau

Associate Professor of Chemistry

Chemistry Department Chair

Director, Environmental Science Program

Analytical Chemistry


Environmental Chemistry

B.A., Hiram University

Ph.D., University of Iowa


Staff Contact Information

John Sprouse

Laboratory Manager


163 Stormont St.

Muskingum University

New Concord, OH 43762


Phone: (740) 826-8235

Fax: (740) 826-8229


Jessica Nicholson



163 Stormont St.

Muskingum University

New Concord, OH 43762


Phone: (740) 826-8220

Fax: (740) 826-8229