Dr. John Means

Dr. John Means was selected as the first
recipient of the Excellence in Scholarship
Award 2012.  John is an Assistant Professor
of Chemistry and has served as a full-time
faculty member at Rio Grande since 2007.
He received his doctorate in chemistry with
a concentration in biochemistry from Ohio University. Beyond his full teaching load,
John has published five journal articles,
presented papers/poster sessions both on
Rio Grande’s campus and in the surrounding
area, developed and was awarded grants, and supervised five students in undergraduate
research studies.

John is currently the Chemistry/Physics
program coordinator and serves on the Retirement Review Committee, the Assessment and Student Learning Committee, the Research Resource Committee/Institutional Review Board, the Pre-Professional Advisory Committee, and chairs the Faculty Association Salary, Tenure, Evaluation Committee.