Jesse Crandall, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Chemistry Joined USJ:
Academic Degrees Ph.D., SUNY-ESF
B.A., Macalester College
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Jesse Crandall, Ph.D., joined the Department of Chemistry at the University of Saint Joseph after years of both fieldwork and teaching in higher education. Crandall – who earned his Ph.D. in Environmental Chemistry from the State University of New York, College of Environmental Science and Forestry (SUNY-ESF) – has served in numerous professorial roles at institutions, including Vassar College and Utica College in New York. Dedicated to advancing his field through research, Crandall’s work has largely focused on the aquatic world. He explores energy and nutrient acquisition in coral reefs and uses analytical chemistry techniques to better understand how corals will respond to a changing ocean. He also applies these techniques to other aquatic and terrestrial systems. Crandall’s research has instilled a love of travel in him, taking him around the world to collect samples for analysis in the lab.

Prior to joining the world of academia, he also worked in industrial research laboratories at 3M and SC Johnson. He now shares the love of research he developed throughout his career with undergraduate students, dedicating his time to conducting projects alongside them.