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

Geneva College placed in the Top 20 Regional College North Rankings as identified by U.S. News & World Report.

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Upcoming Events
SERVICE
Service opportunities in Beaver Falls
Students can work with Tiger Pause and the Dare2XL programs.
CURRENT STUDENTS
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COMMUNITY
Living in Color: Steppin’ Up—Moving from Theory to Action
The conference, which focuses on getting involved in multicultural issues, will be held Nov. 7-8.
GRADUATE PROGRAMS
MBA program to host Open House
An information session that includes a complementary dinner will be held at the Cranberry Regional Learning Alliance on Tue., Oct. 28.
VISIT EVENTS
Business Day is November 8
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