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Jeff Schwehm, PhD

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Previous Education:

  • PhD, University of Arkansas
  • BS, Southeastern Louisiana University


Dr. Schwehm is originally from New Orleans, LA but has previously taught at higher education institutions in Nebraska, Wisconsin, and Michigan. He has research interests in chemical education and protein chemistry. He has taught courses in chemistry, biochemistry, and bioethics and has served as the coordinator for The Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching at Concordia University in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

Notable publications authored/co-author:

1) J.M. Schwehm, E.S. Kristyanne, C.C. Biggers, and W.E. Stites “Stability Effects of Increasing the Hydrophobicity of Solvent-Exposed Side Chains in Staphylococcal Nuclease” (1998) Biochemistry, 37: 6939-48

2) J.M. Schwehm and W.E. Stites “Application of Automated Methods for Determination of Protein Conformational Stability” (1998) Methods in Enzymology, 295: 150-170

3) J.M. Schwehm. Review of Intelligent Design-The Bridge Between Science and Theology, by William Dembski. Issues In Christian Education Spring 2001 Vol 35. No. I, pp 22

4) J. M. Schwehm, B. Dang, C. Fitch, B. Garcia-Moreno, and W.E. Stites. “Changes in Stability Upon Charge Reversal and Neutralization Substitution in Staphylococcal Nuclease Are Dominated by Favorable Electrostatic Effects” (2003) Biochemistry, 42:1118-1128

5) Schwehm, J. (2017). Course Goals as an Organizational Structure and Just-In-Time Teaching and Process Oriented Guided Inquiry Learning. Teaching Naked Techniques-A Practical Guide to Designing Better Classes by Jose' Antonio Bowen and C. Edward Watson (pp. 12 and 71). San Francisco, California: JOSSEY-BASS A Wiley Brand

Professional Service and Recognition:

  • Outstanding Faculty Teaching and Leadership Award (2018), Concordia University Ann Arbor, Michigan
  • Member of the National Science Teachers Association

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