Jeffrey A. Frick
February 9, 2006
BLOOMINGTON, Ill. - Jeffrey A. Frick, professor of chemistry at Illinois Wesleyan University, has been named Assistant Provost and Registrar at the University.
Frick has served as acting registrar since January 2005, following the death in October 2004 of Jack Fields.
Frick earned a bachelor of arts degree in chemistry at Augustana College in Rock Island, Ill., and received his Ph.D. from Loyola University. After a post-doctoral appointment at the University of California-Berkeley, Frick joined the Illinois Wesleyan faculty in 1992 and has taught biochemistry, organic chemistry, and chaired the chemistry department.
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).
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