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Meet the Faculty

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Jane A. Ganske

Professor of Chemistry

Division: Natural Science Division
Office: Rockwell Academic Center (RAC) 123
Phone: (310) 506-4054
Fax: (310) 506-4785
E-mail: jane.ganske@pepperdine.edu

  • Ph.D., Physical Chemistry, University of California, Davis,
  • B.S., Chemistry, University of California, Davis,


  • General Chemistry I and II (CHEM 120, 121)
  • General Chemistry I and II Laboratory (CHEM 120L, 121L)
  • Physical Chemistry I and II (CHEM 370, 371)
  • Physical Chemistry I and II (CHEM 370L, 371L)
  • Introduction to Physical Chemistry (CHEM 380)
  • Environmental Chemistry (CHEM 400)

Key Awards/Affiliations:

  • Howard A. White for Teaching Excellence, 2007
  • Camille and Henry Dreyfus Foundation Grant in the Chemical Sciences, 2003- 2007
  • Frank R. Seaver Professor, 2002-2007
  • National Science Foundation Career Advancement Award, 1997-2000

Academic Interests:

  • Chemistry applied to the conservation and preservation of cultural heritage items
  • Laboratory curriculum development in general and physical chemistry
  • The kinetics, mechanisms, and photochemistry involved in gas/solid atmospheric reactions
  • University/high school partnerships to foster increased environmental science literacy

Selected Works:

  • Clark, Andrew J.; Calvillo, Jesse L.; Roosa, Mark S.; Green, David B.; and Ganske, Jane A.* "Degradation Product Emission from Historic and Modern Books by Headspace SPME/GC-MS: Evaluation of Lipid Oxidation and Cellulose Hydrolysis", Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry , 2011, 390 (10) 3589-3600.
  • Dilbeck, Christopher W.; and Ganske, Jane A.* "Detection of Nox in Automobile Exhaust: An Applied Experiment in Atmospheric/Environmental Chemistry for the General Chemistry Laboratory", Chemical Educator 13 (2008) 5, 309-313.