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Faculty: Dr. Douglas Vander Griend

doug vander griendDouglas Vander Griend, Ph.D.
Associate Professor

Office: DeVries Hall 303
Phone: (616) 526-8729
Fax: (616) 526-6501

Weekly Schedule
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Detailed Research Plans


  • B.A., Calvin College, Chemistry, 1996
  • Ph.D., Northwestern University, Inorganic Chemistry, 2000

Professional History

  • Professor of Chemistry, Calvin College, 2002-present
  • Dreyfus Postdoctoral Fellow, Furman University, 2000-2002


  • Chem 103 & 103L: General Chemistry I & General Chemistry I Laboratory
  • Chem 104 & 104L: General Chemistry II & General Chemistry II Laboratory
  • Chem 105: General Chemistry
  • Chem 230: Essential Inorganic Chemistry
  • Chem 330: Advanced Inorganic Chemistry
  • Engr 106: Engineering Chemistry and Materials Science
  • IDIS180: Scientific Literacy: The Gap Between What Science Establishes and What People Believe
  • Interim: Adventures in the Waters of Panama (Off Campus Trip)

Research Interests


Minor in Biochemistry

Minor in Chemistry


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