Jeffrey Frye, Ph.D., has been named the dean of the College of Sciences at The University of Findlay, effectively immediately. Frye has been serving as the interim dean of the College of Sciences since 2012.
Frye has held several posts at the University since he arrived in 1991 as an assistant professor of chemistry. Frye has continued to teach chemistry and has served as an area director of chemistry, physics, geology and natural science and as chair of the department of physical sciences. He helped develop the curriculum for the University’s bachelor’s degree in chemistry.
“My philosophy has been to continuously apply upward academic pressure on students, ensuring that students could grasp course material without exceeding their comprehension,” said Frye, who strongly supports the University’s approach to giving students an education with a liberal arts background.
Prior to joining the staff at Findlay, Frye was serving in a post-doctoral position at the former Medical College of Ohio (the University of Toledo Medical Center).
Frye is a founding advisory board member of a statewide Project Kaleidoscope initiative for STEM(M) education, and he is a member of the American Association for the Advancement of Science; the American Chemical Society – Division of Biological Chemistry; the National Science Teachers Association – Society of College Science Teachers; the Ohio Academic of Science and Sigma Xi.
Frye has a Ph.D. in chemistry from Miami University and a B.S. in biochemistry from Juniata College, Huntingdon, Pennsylvania.