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Chair, Department of Chemistry & Physics

Associate Professor of Chemistry


  • Ph.D. Chemistry, University of Minnesota, 1996
  • B.S. Chemistry, Drake University, 1987

Teaching Specialties

  • General Chemistry
  • Physical Chemistry
  • Computers in Chemistry

Research Interests

  • Infrared spectroscopy
  • Utilizing infrared spectroscopy to identify and quantify gas phase atmospheric species in near real time
  • Development of software to simulate high and low resolution infrared spectra of gas phase species

William Burns

Contact Information

P: 870-972-3086
F: 870-972-3089


Building: Lab Science East
Room: 211

Alternative Contact

Alaina Watt
P: 870-972-3601