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Geoffrey Holloway

Geoff Holloway, PhD

Associate Professor of Chemistry


Dr. Holloway is a synthetic inorganic chemist who taught chemistry at the collegiate level for 11 years before joining the faculty at Cedarville in 2012. His research and publications have been in the field of transition metal chemistry โ€• studying electroactive systems, establishing methods to modify nucleic acids, monitoring exchange kinetics, and pursuing chemical education projects.

Education and Credentials

  • Ph.D. in Chemistry, University of Illinois
  • B.S. in Chemistry, Ball State University
  • Dreyfus Postdoctoral Fellow at Eastern Illinois University
  • Hertz Foundation Fellow

Scholarly Works

  • Synthesis and Reactivity of Electroactive Carbon Sulfide Ligands and Studies on Modifications of Nucleic Acids (Geoffrey A. Holloway) Faculty Dissertations (2001)
  • Electrochemical Synthesis of Tetraethylammonium Tetrathiooxalate (Jonathan G. Breitzer, Geoffrey A. Holloway, Thomas B. Rauchfuss, et al.) Science and Mathematics Faculty Publications (2014)
  • Intramolecular Exchange of Coordinated and Dangling Phosphine Groups in Pentacarbonyl[(diphenylphosphino)(di-p-tolylphosphino)methane]tungsten(0) (Richard L. Keiter, Deliang Chen, Geoffrey A. Holloway, et al.) Organometallics (2012)
  • An Organometallic Route to Oligonucleotides Containing Phosphoroselenoate (Geoffrey A. Holloway, Caroline Pavot, Stephen A. Scaringe, et al.) ChemBioChem (2002) Synthesis of Formyl, Hydride, and Phosphine Complexes of Iron Carbonyls: An Organometallic Laboratory Design (Geoffrey A. Holloway, R. L. Keiter, J. R. Hudgins, et al.) ACS National Meeting (2003)  
  • Kinetics and Thermodynamics of Intramolecular Phosphine Exchange in (OC)5W[k1-PPh2CH2P(p-tol)2] (Geoffrey A. Holloway, D. Chen, Y. Zang, et al.) ACS National Meeting (2002)
View a listing of scholarly works in the Cedarville University Digital Commons ยป


  • Music โ€“ piano, singing, guitar
  • Sports โ€“ volleyball, ping pong, running, racquetball, tennis
  • Why Cedarville: I enjoy being part of education at a Christian university and appreciate the attention Cedarville gives to undergraduate education and the liberal arts.