Whether right out of grad school or after some years in the profession, IWU professors moved to the head of the class. Was it a passion for sharing the field of their dreams? Was it a divine prompting to make students their business? Or were they looking for a place where they could teach their profession and still share a profession of faith? No doubt it was all of the above.

We invite you to come to campus and ask students what they think.

Dennis Brinkman; PhD Professor; Chemistry | Assoc Dean; Physical and Applied Science dennis.brinkman@indwes.edu Department - Chemistry Division - Natural Sciences


Born and raised in Salina, Kansas, Dr. Brinkman started college as a math major, but soon switched to chemistry as his fascination with the subject grew. After careers in government and industry research, he is now enjoying teaching as a way to pass along his excitement for chemistry.

Educational Background:

  • B.S., 1972, Ottawa University
  • Ph.D., 1976, University of Michigan


  • Environmental and forensic analytical chemistry
  • Works with industry in the areas of used oil recycling and solvent cleaning issues

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