Faculty & Staff - Chemistry & Biochemistry

The Chemistry & Biochemistry faculty and staff at Suffolk University are here to serve the community as a whole—students should contact their professors and administrators to address questions and concerns.

The department is located on the 8th floor of the Samia Academic Center. The office is open Mondays - Fridays 8:45 a.m. - 4:45 p.m. Contact us at the following number: 617-573-8250.

Full-Time Faculty

Melanie Berkmen, Associate Professor & Interim Chair

Celeste Peterson, Associate Professor & Interim Chair

Edith Enyedy, Instructor

Rachael Kipp, Associate Professor

Yan Lin, Instructor

Margaret Pavlac, Instructor

Kelsey Stocker, Assistant Professor

Denyce Wicht, Associate Professor

Xiaqing Xu, Instructor

Emeritus Professors

Doris Lewis, Professor Emerita

Martha Richmond, Professor Emerita

Part-Time Faculty

Part-time faculty may be reached at the main department phone number, 617-573-8250. They may also be reached via the departmental fax number, 617-573-8668.

The part-time faculty office is located in the Samia Academic Center, Rm. 621.

James Araujo, Senior Lab Lecturer

Lori Anne Bunnell-Purdy, Senior Lecturer & Program Director, Forensic Science

Todd Callaghan, Senior Lecturer

Meaghan Fallano, Lab Lecturer

Alexis Manolakis, Lecturer

Mekhala Pati, Lab Lecturer

Karla Schallies, Lab  Lecturer

Jennifer Sheehan, Lecturer

Maria Velasquez, Lab Lecturer

Hotze Wijnja, Senior Lab Lecturer

Department Staff

Tram Lai
Laboratory Manager
Phone: 617-305-1748
Office: Somerset Building, Rm. 83

Administrative Services Team

The administrative services team supports the following departments:

  • Biology
  • Chemistry & Biochemistry
  • Environment & Sustainability
  • Physics

Melissa Muchmore
Administrative Services Manager
Office: Samia Academic Center, 6th Floor

Esther Anastasia
Administrative Coordinator
Office: Samia Academic Center, 5th Floor

Ollie Brocard
Administrative Coordinator
Office: Samia Academic Center, 7th Floor

Courtney Carrabino
Administrative Coordinator
Office: Samia Academic Center, 8th Floor

Anita Cheung
Administrative Coordinator
Office: Samia Academic Center, 5th Floor