The College mourns the loss of Charles Russell, associate professor of chemistry, who passed away Thursday evening.
A 1978 graduate of Wesleyan University, Russell received his Ph.D. in organic chemistry from Colorado State in 1983. He taught two years at Kansas State University before arriving at Muhlenberg in 1988.
Russell received several summer faculty research grants. His recent research interest was in organometallic chemistry. Other long-term interests included p-allyl palladium chemistry and the development of enanitoselective alkylation reactions.
The college community’s thoughts and prayers are with the Russell family, especially his wife Winnie, a long time employee of the College.