Amanda Nienow


Associate Professor, Co-Chair in Chemistry

I grew up near Holdingford, MN  and graduated from high school from Becker, MN. I then attended Saint Mary's University of MN where I earned a B.A. in Chemistry and met my husband, Aaron Nienow. I obtained my Ph.D. in (Physical) Chemistry at the University of Minnesota and completed a brief post-doctoral fellowship at Purdue University in West Lafayette, IN before coming to Gustavus Adolphus College as an Assistant Professor of Chemistry. In 2013, I was promoted to Associate Professor. 

In my spare time, I enjoy reading, playing games, and playing/exploring the outdoors with my three kids- Allan, Henry, and Julia.

Courses Taught


CHE-246 (Environmental Chemistry)

Synonym Title Times Taught Terms Taught
CHE-371Kinetics and Thermodynamics Lab92012/FA, 2011/FA, 2009/FA, 2008/FA, and 2007/FA
CHE-141Organic Chemistry I Lab72012/SP, 2011/SP, 2010/SP, 2009/SP, 2008/SP, and 2007/SP
CHE-102Chemistry in Context Lab72011/SP, 2010/SP, 2009/SP, 2008/SP, and 2007/SP
CHE-107Principles of Chemistry Lab52015/FA, 2014/FA, and 2010/FA
CHE-372Quantum Chemistry and Dynamics Lab42013/SP, 2008/SP, and 2007/SP
CHE-371Kinetics and Thermodynamics42012/FA, 2011/FA, 2008/FA, and 2007/FA
CHE-399Chemistry Seminar32015/SP, 2009/SP, and 2008/FA
CHE-107Principles of Chemistry32014/FA, 2010/FA, and 2009/FA
CHE-372Quantum Chemistry and Dynamics32013/SP, 2008/SP, and 2007/SP
CHE-102Chemistry in Context32011/SP, 2010/SP, and 2009/SP
CHE-125Science/Public Policy22013/JN and 2012/JN
FTS-100FTS:Consumer Chemistry12015/FA
CHE-246Environmental Chemistry Lab12015/SP
CHE-246Environmental Chemistry12015/SP
CHE-344Special Topic: Computational Chemistry12010/SP
CHE-139Forensic Science12010/JN