The IWU Division of Natural Sciences faculty have excellent educational backgrounds from institutions such as Purdue University, the University of Cincinnati, the University of Illinois, the University of Michigan and Wayne State University. Some professors also have diverse employment backgrounds in government laboratories and industry.

Most importantly, our science faculty are sincere followers of Christ who believe that all truth is God's truth. They endeavor to integrate their faith into their science teaching and provide each student with a road map to find God's calling within a scientific career.

Matthew Kreitzer; PhD Professor; Biology matthew.kreitzer@indwes.edu Department - Science Division - Natural Sciences


Matthew Kreitzer, Ph.D., is a professor of biology at Indiana Wesleyan University where he has been a faculty member since 2003. He received a B.S. in Biology from Olivet Nazarene University and his Ph.D. in Biological Science from the University of Illinois at Chicago.

Educational Background:

  • B.S., 1999, Olivet Nazarene University
  • Ph.D., 2003, University of Illinois at Chicago


Dr. Kreitzer's research interests lie in visual processing and synaptic transmission in the central nervous system. His NSF-funded studies incorporate undergraduates into studies utilizing fluorescence imaging and electrophysiology.