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Faculty Directory

Below is an alphabetical listing of tenured and tenure‐track faculty.
See Adjunct/Visiting Faculty and Emeritus Faculty for additional profiles.

Gary M. Baker Gary M. Baker, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Co‐coordinator of Graduate Career and Professional Development

La Tourette Hall 426
815‐753‐6875
gbaker@niu.edu
Douglas A. Klumpp Douglas A. Klumpp, Ph.D.
Presidential Research, Scholarship
and Artistry Professor

Faraday Hall 356
815‐753‐1959
dklumpp@niu.edu
David S. Ballantine David S. Ballantine, Ph.D.
Associate Dean, CLAS
La Tourette Hall 424
815‐753‐6857
dballant@niu.edu
Tao Li Tao Li, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Joint Appointment with Argonne National Laboratory

La Tourette Hall 416
815‐753‐7003
tli4@niu.edu
Assistant Chemist, Advanced Photon Source X‐ray Science Division of Argonne National Laboratory
Building 433 E001
630‐252‐1626
taoli@aps.anl.gov
Yingwen Cheng Yingwen Cheng, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
La Tourette Hall 411
815‐753‐7033
ycheng@niu.edu
Irina Nesterova Irina Nesterova, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
La Tourette Hall 433
815‐753‐6853
inesterova@niu.edu
Elizabeth R. Gaillard Elizabeth R. Gaillard, Ph.D.
Distinguished Research Professor
Joint Appointment with Biological Sciences

La Tourette Hall 322
815‐753‐6908
gaillard@niu.edu
Victor V. Ryzhov Victor Ryzhov, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Director of Graduate Studies

La Tourette Hall 425
815‐753‐6955
ryzhov@niu.edu
Thomas M. Gilbert Thomas M. Gilbert, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
La Tourette Hall 309
815‐753‐6896
tgilbert@niu.edu
Lee S. Sunderlin Lee S. Sunderlin, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Director of Undergraduate Studies

La Tourette Hall 327
815‐753‐6870
sunder@niu.edu
Timothy J. Hagen Timothy J. Hagen, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Faraday Hall 350
815‐753‐1463
thagen@niu.edu
Ralph A. Wheeler Ralph A. Wheeler, Ph.D.
Professor and Chair
Faraday Hall 320
815‐753‐1181
rwheeler5@niu.edu
Oliver Hofstetter Oliver Hofstetter, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
La Tourette Hall 428
815‐753‐6898
ohofst@niu.edu
Tao Xu Tao Xu, Ph.D.
Professor
La Tourette Hall 412
815‐753‐6357
txu@niu.edu
James R. Horn James R. Horn, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
La Tourette Hall 432
815‐753‐8654
jrhorn@niu.edu
Chong Zheng Chong Zheng, Ph.D.
Professor
La Tourette Hall 326
815‐753‐6871
czheng@niu.edu
Narayan S. Hosmane Narayan S. Hosmane, Ph.D.
Distinguished Research Professor and Board of Trustees Professor
Faraday Hall 305
815‐753‐3556
hosmane@niu.edu

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Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
Faraday Hall, Room 319
DeKalb, IL  60115

815‐753‐1131