The Chemistry faculty at IWU have diverse backgrounds, coming with industrial, government, and even seminary experience. The many years of experience represented by the faculty listed below offer students a variety of viewpoints on how chemistry can be used and why chemistry is important. Active research projects involve everything from the discovery of new antimalarial drugs to development of fiber optics to environmental and forensic chemistry. Research is seen as such a vital part of the education process that all students are required to become involved in at least one of the projects for a part of the time they are at IWU.

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Matthew Kreitzer; PhD Professor; Biology matthew.kreitzer@indwes.edu


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.

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