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Marianne H. Begemann Dean of Strategic Planning and Academic Resources and Associate Professor of Chemistry

Marianne H. Begemann, associate professor, earned her AB degree in chemistry from Vassar College and her PhD degree in physical chemistry from UC Berkeley (1984). She has taught chemistry at Vassar College since 1985 and served as chemistry department chairman from 1995 to 1999. Her research interests include laser spectroscopy of transient species and the geochemical transport of metals in the environment, with a focus on aluminum.

Ms. Begemann’s current course offerings include General Chemistry (Chemistry 108/109) and Physical Chemistry lecture (Chemistry 352) and laboratory (Chemistry 353). She has also taught courses in environmental chemistry for nonmajors and majors alike.

  • AB, Vassar College; PhD, University of California, Berkeley
  • At Vassar since 1985


Research and Academic Interests

  • Physical Chemistry
  • Laser Spectroscopy of Transient Species
  • Geochemical Transport of Metals in the Environment

Departments and Programs


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