Jeffrey A. Frick Named Assistant Provost, Registrar at Illinois Wesleyan
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
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
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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