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Larry Funck, Ph.D.

Professor of Chemistry Emeritus and Adjunct Professor

On Faculty since 1969


Dr. Funck has been on the Wheaton faculty since 1969, becoming an emeritus member in 2011. His primary area of teaching has been in General and Inorganic Chemistry. He served as Department Chair from 1989 through 2002. In 1995-96 he held a Fulbright Fellowship while teaching at the National University of Lesotho in southern Africa. He has been active in College Board’s Advanced Placement Chemistry program since 1976, serving in various roles, including Chief Reader from 2009 through 2013. Currently he is participating with four other Wheaton faculty in producing a textbook on scientific theories of origins through the support of the BioLogos Foundation.

Lehigh University
Ph.D. Inorganic Chemistry, 1969

Lebanon Valley College
B.S. Chemistry, 1964

  • General Chemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Synthesis and Analysis
  • Chemical Literature, Literacy and Laboratory Practice
  • Origins
  • Capstone Course: Chemistry in Context
  • American Chemical Society
  • American Scientific Affiliation
  • Midwest Association of Chemistry Teachers at Liberal Arts Colleges (MACTLAC)

Individual: Solution equilibria involving transition metal coordination compounds.