Gary Messick

Associate Dean; Associate Professor, Chemistry

Phone: 260.422.5561, ext. 2218

Cell Phone: N/A


Office: Zollner Engineering Center, Room 208

Class Information

Academic Year 2014-15

  • CH 1220 Gen Chemistry & Lab I
  • CH 1230 Gen Chemistry II

Office Hours:


  • TR: 1-3 p.m.
  • F:  9 a.m.-3:00 p.m.


College of Engineering and Computer Sciences

Academic Advisor Roles

Computer Sciences

Academic Degrees

  • M.S., Chemistry Education, Purdue University
  • B.S., Chemistry, Purdue University

Professional Experience

No information available.

Selected Publications/Presentations

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Additional Information

My primary administrative responsibility is to direct the School of Computer Sciences. Faculty members in this department work diligently to make our computer sciences degrees valuable by keeping them up to date with the knowledge and skills that are important to business and industry.

In addition to my administrative duties I enjoy teaching chemistry. For as long as I can remember this has been a keen interest of mine, probably beginning with the proverbial chemistry set under the Christmas tree when I was ten or eleven. In those days (the 60’s) they made chemistry sets that could alarm and dismay parents. I believe I did both.

I am married, have two grown children and six grandchildren. I enjoy a number of activities outside of school but my favorite would undoubtedly be travel, especially with one or more of the grandkids. In the words of Rick Steves, travel is intensified living. I fully agree. Whether it’s eating lunch beside a pet kangaroo in the Outback, or sipping tea at the Savoy in London, my wife and I never return home without feeling that our lives have been enriched.