Contact Information

Main Office — Faraday Hall 319

Phone — (815) 753-1131
Fax — (815) 753-4802
Office Manager — Melinda Davis, (815) 753-1131
Office Support Specialist — Ryan Damhoff, (815) 753-6855
Office Support Associate — Jeremy Simonson, (815) 753-5030

Department Chair — Jon W. Carnahan, (815) 753-1181
Director of Graduate Studies — Gary M. Baker, (815) 753-7003
Advisor for Teacher Licensure — Judy Boisen, (815) 753-6819
Laboratory Manager — Andy Small, (815) 753-6854

Mailing Address

The NIU campus mail system does not use traditional street addresses; therefore, it is important to include the full department name (along with the name of the person who is to receive it), as shown below:

       Recipient's Name
       Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry
       Northern Illinois University
       1425 W. Lincoln Hwy.
       DeKalb, IL  60115-2828

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