Mitch Menzmer

mmMitch Menzmer
Chemistry Department
Phone: 423.236.2204
Email: menzmer@southern.edu

Dr. Menzmer completed a BS in chemistry at Pacific Union College (Angwin, CA) in 1985 followed by a Ph.D. in analytical chemistry from Clarkson University (Potsdam, NY) in 1989. After graduate school, he taught at Grand Valley State University (Grand Rapids, MI) for one year and then accepted a teaching position at Pacific Union College, where he taught for 10 years. From 2000 to 2007 Dr. Menzmer taught at Southwestern Adventist University in Keene, TX, including serving in 2006-2007 as chair of the Department of Mathematics and Physical Sciences.
In 2007 Dr. Menzmer and family relocated to Collegedale, where Dr. Menzmer currently teaches chemistry at Southern Adventist University. His research interests include reaction kinetics of sterol analogs in strongly acidic media, function analysis and optimization, and philosophical aspects of origins issues. Commenting on teaching he says, “My passion is helping students understand science from a Christian perspective.”
Dr. Menzmer and his wife, Susan, have two children, Austin and Alison, who are currently being schooled at home. Austin will be a freshman at Southern Adventist University beginning fall 2012. In addition to relaxing with friends and family, Dr. Menzmer enjoys classical music, occasionally becoming preoccupied with attempts at piano or violin.