Jeffrey A. Frick Named Acting Registrar at Illinois Wesleyan
January 11, 2005
BLOOMINGTON, Ill. - Jeffrey A. Frick, associate professor and chair of chemistry at
Illinois Wesleyan University, has been appointed acting registrar at the University.
Frick will serve as registrar through the 2005-06 academic year, when the University
will search for a permanent replacement for Jack Fields, who died in October 2004
after serving as registrar since 1994.
A graduate of Augustana College in Rock Island, Ill., where he received the bachelor
of arts degree in chemistry, Frick earned his Ph.D. from Loyola University. After
a post doctoral appointment at the University of California-Berkeley, Frick joined
the Illinois Wesleyan University faculty in 1992 and has taught biochemistry, organic
chemistry, and chaired the department of chemistry. His research interests include
the tracking of environmental contaminants present in wildlife and the synthesis of
biologically relevant compounds. Frick is also involved in the preparation of pre-health
professionals for admission to medical school and dental school.
Frick was a member of a four-person team of Illinois Wesleyan chemists who were awarded
a National Science Foundation grant in 1995 to write an integrated curriculum for
first- and second-year college chemistry courses. That led to the publication of the
two-volume textbook, Integrated Chemistry: A Two-Year General and Organic Chemistry
Sequence (Houghton-Mifflin, 2000).