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Timothy Elgren


Professor of Chemistry Emeritus (retired)

A member of the Hamilton faculty since 1993, Timothy Elgren earned his bachelor’s degree from Hamline University and his Ph.D. from Dartmouth College. A biophysical chemist, Professor Elgren’s research focuses on environmental toxins, and his work has received support from the National Science Foundation, the National Institutes of Health, the Henry and Camille Dreyfus Foundation and the American Chemical Society, among others. He has published numerous articles, many with student co-authors, in such publications as the Journal of the American Chemical Society, Biochemistry, the Journal of Chemical Education, and The Chemical Educator. A past president of the Council on Undergraduate Research, Professor Elgren received the College’s inaugural Hatch Excellence in Teaching Award in 1998. Having previously served a two-year term as associate dean of faculty, he became dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at Oberlin College in 2014.

Appointed to the Faculty: 1993

Educational Background

Ph.D., Dartmouth College
B.A. Hamline University

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