Amanda NienowFaculty

Professor 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 2007. In 2013, I was promoted to Associate Professor and in 2018, I was promoted to 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-258 (Inorganic Chem I w/Lab), CHE-291 (IS:Physical Chem Research), and CHE-391 (IS: Topics Physical Chemistry)

Synonym Title Times Taught Terms Taught
CHE-371 Physical Chem I Lab 26 2023/FA, 2022/FA, 2021/FA, 2019/FA, 2018/FA, 2017/FA, 2016/FA, 2012/FA, 2011/FA, 2009/FA, 2008/FA, and 2007/FA
CHE-372 Physical Chem II Lab 15 2023/SP, 2022/SP, 2020/SP, 2019/SP, 2018/SP, 2017/SP, 2013/SP, 2008/SP, and 2007/SP
CHE-399 Chemistry Seminar 7 2023/FA, 2023/SP, 2022/FA, 2016/FA, 2015/SP, 2009/SP, and 2008/FA
CHE-141 Organic Chemistry I Lab 7 2012/SP, 2011/SP, 2010/SP, 2009/SP, 2008/SP, and 2007/SP
CHE-102 Chemistry in Context Lab 7 2011/SP, 2010/SP, 2009/SP, 2008/SP, and 2007/SP
CHE-107 Principles of Chemistry Lab 6 2023/SP, 2015/FA, 2014/FA, and 2010/FA
CHE-107 Principles of Chemistry 4 2022/SP, 2014/FA, 2010/FA, and 2009/FA
CHE-371 Kinetics and Thermodynamics 4 2012/FA, 2011/FA, 2008/FA, and 2007/FA
CHE-372 Quantum Chemistry and Dynamics 3 2013/SP, 2008/SP, and 2007/SP
CHE-102 Chemistry in Context 3 2011/SP, 2010/SP, and 2009/SP
CHE-246 Environmental Chemistry 2 2016/SP and 2015/SP
CHE-125 Science/Public Policy 2 2013/JN and 2012/JN
CHE-391 IS:Chem Research 1 2023/JN
FTS-100 FTS:Consumer Chemistry 1 2015/FA
CHE-246 Environmental Chemistry Lab 1 2015/SP
CHE-344 Special Topic: Computational Chemistry 1 2010/SP
CHE-139 Forensic Science 1 2010/JN