Dr. Hnatiuk serves as an assistant professor of chemistry. He received his B.S. in chemistry from Houghton College and his Ph. D. in organic chemistry from the University of Connecticut. He is a member of the American Chemical Society and is currently conducting research on the synthesis of a fluorescent, water soluble lithium ion sensor. He and his wife, Becca, have one daughter. Dr. Hnatiuk is an active member of his church, where he participates with the worship team (guitar/bass) and helps with the youth group. He enjoys kayaking, playing his guitar, as well as watching and playing sports.