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.

Steven Tripp; PhD Assoc Prof; Chemistry steven.tripp@indwes.edu Department - Chemistry Division - Natural Sciences


Steven Tripp is an assistant professor of Chemistry in the School of Physical and Applied Sciences. He received his Ph.D. in Chemistry from Purdue University in 2003 and was a postdoctoral research associate, first in the Department of Physics at Purdue University and then in Industrial and Physical Pharmacy at Purdue University before starting at Indiana Wesleyan University in 2007.

Educational Background:

  • B.S., 1996, Indiana Wesleyan University
  • Ph.D., 2003, Purdue University


Professor Tripp’s research interests are based in the fundamental understanding of physical and chemical properties of pharmaceutical solids, with applications to drug formulation and accurate prediction of shelf-life. His research interests also include solid-vapor interactions, solid-state degradation kinetics, and solid-state drug characterization.

Contact Us


Visit Campus

Discover Campus Life for Yourself