Congratulations to Promoted Faculty

Author: Rebecca Hicks

The Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry is pleased to announce the promotion of the following faculty members: Jon Camden to Professor, and DeeAnne Goodenough-Lashua, Jim Parise, and Steve Wietstock to Teaching Professor.



Jon Camden joined the chemistry faculty at Notre Dame as an associate professor in 2014. His research centers on developing new applications of plasmonic nanostructures and on understanding fundamental features of the molecule-plasmon couplings underlying these applications. Jon received his B.S. in chemistry and music from the University of Notre Dame and his Ph.D. in physical chemistry from Stanford University.


DeAnne Goodenough-Lashua

DeeAnne Goodenough-Lashua has been with the University of Notre Dame since 2001. Dr. Goodenough is a member of the Association for Practical and Professional Ethics, and she is actively involved in educating undergraduate students in responsible research. In addition to her teaching and scientific interests, she also serves as the academic advisor for chemistry and biochemistry majors.


Jim Parise

Jim Parise joined the faculty at Notre Dame in 2011. Dr. Parise is a leader in the development of more effective teaching methods for large lecture courses and for improving organic chemistry pedagogy in both the classroom and the laboratory. To this end, he has developed on-line bridge content for use between Organic Chemistry I and II, implementing interactive iPad activities in the classroom, and spear-heading the use of Lightboard technology in lectures.


Steven Wietstock

Steve Wietstock has been at Notre Dame since 2005. Dr. Wietstock’s research interests focus on chemical education and the roll experiential learning plays in student development. He also works to incorporate green chemistry in teaching laboratories. Dr. Wietstock also serves as the lead for chemical safety training in the department.