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Mark McClain

Mark McClain, PhD

Chair, Professor of Chemistry


Dr. McClain joined Cedarville University in August 1996. In addition to his teaching, Dr. McClain's experience includes two years of postdoctoral research at Sandia National Laboratories in Albuquerque, New Mexico, and 12 years of academic leadership outside of science and mathematics. He has also been a Senior Research Associate of the National Research Council and an AFRL summer faculty fellow

Education and Credentials

  • Ph.D. in Inorganic Chemistry, University of Michigan
  • M.S. in Inorganic Chemistry, University of Michigan
  • B.A. in Chemistry, Cedarville University

Scholarly Works

  • Instructor's Resource Manual: Chemistry for Changing Times (Paul Karr and Mark D. McClain) Faculty Books (1998)
  • Poly(3-alkylthiophene)s and Poly(3-alkylthiophene ketone)s Via Coupling of Organomercurials and a Dicarbenium Ion Stabilized by a Molybdenum Dimer (Mark D. McClain) Faculty Dissertations (1994)
  • Electronic and Structural Consequences of n-Doping: Bithiazole Oligomers and Partially Reduced Bithiazolium Cations (Mark D. McClain and Douglas S. Dudis) Synthetic Metals (2001)
  • Spontaneous Polymerization of Phenylphosphaethyne (Douglas A. Loy, Gregory M. Jamison, Mark D. McClain, et al.) Journal of Polymer Science: Part A: Polymer Chemistry (1999)
  • Poly(thiophenes) (Organometallic Synthesis) (Mark D. McClain and M. David Curtis) Science and Mathematics Faculty Publications (1996)
View a listing of scholarly works in the Cedarville University Digital Commons ยป


Interests: exploring God's creation, gardening, cheese, home improvement, reading

Why Cedarville?: It's my privilege to serve the mission, faculty, staff, and students of the University through teaching the wonders of God's creation. There's no other place I'd rather be