Geneva College

 

 

Rodney C. Austin

Rodney AustinOffice Phone: 724-847-6727
rcaustin@geneva.edu

Disciplines/Field of Instruction

  • Chemistry and Biochemistry

Degrees Received

  • Ph.D. 2000 University of Cincinnati
  • B.S. 1992 Mount Vernon Nazarene College

Courses Taught

  • CHM 111 - General College Chemistry
  • CHM 221 & 222 - Organic Chemistry 1 and 2
  • CHM 313 - Biochemistry Laboratory
  • CHM 317 & CHM 318 - Biochemistry 1 and 2

Presentations/Publications

  • A simplified method for the isolation and purification of glucoraphanin from broccoli seeds
    With student, Andrew Hiser. Presented at the Student Member research symposium held by the American Chemical Society. April 20, 2013.
  • Impact of acid mine drainage on Davidson’s Creek
    With student, John Hixenbaugh. Presented at the Student Symposium on the Environment, which was held on the campus of Westminster College December 6, 2012.
  • Impact of POGIL instruction on a two-semester biochemistry course at Geneva College
    Examined the impact of small group exercises on student learning. Presented at the Biennial Conference on Chemical Education (Penn State) August 2012.
  • Integrating Biology, Chemistry, and Mathematics to Evaluate Global Water Problems
    With Erica Kosal and Carol Lawrence. Journal of College Science Teaching 2010.
  • Teaching chemistry as part of Global Water Issues:  A new multidisciplinary course developed with SENCER ideals. Presented at the American Chemical Society National meeting in March 2005 (San Diego).
  • Structural aspects of alpha one acid glycoprotein and its interactions
    HB Halsall, RC Austin, JL Dage, H Sun, KT Schuleter. Proceedings of the International Symposium on Serum Albumin and alpha-1 acid glycoprotein. 2000
  • Physical Characterization of Orosomucoid Gene Products I and II.
    Dissertation. 2000

Current Projects

  • Research on select proteins from the bacterium, Pedobacter heparinus.
  • Stream Analysis of Davidson Creek
    I am working with Alaron Nuclear Corporation, BIOMOST and the Lawrence County Conservation District to monitor and remediate a local stream.         

Professional Societies

  • Protein Society

Miscellaneous

  • Avid runner-have completed four marathons.
  • Enjoys woodworking
  • Worships at College Hill Church of the Nazarene

 

Point of Excellence

For over 50 years, Geneva’s chemistry department has been approved by the American Chemical Society (ACS)—a distinction achieved by only six other colleges in the CCCU.

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Upcoming Events
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PROSPECTIVE STUDENTS
Johnstown Open House for Master's in Organizational Leadership
The event will be held from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Johnstown Industrial Development Inc. on July 30.
PUBLICATIONS
July issue of @Geneva
Read about Proactive Stewardship.
COMMUNITY EVENTS
Beaver Falls Community Crime Watch Day
On Sat., Aug 2, this popular annual event kicks off in a new way.
PUBLICATIONS
June issue of @Geneva
Read about chemistry program grants.
INCOMING STUDENTS
Freshman Expedition registration is open
First-year students can meet new friends and prepare for the college transition prior to Welcome Week through outdoor adventure activities.