GREENVILLE, S.C. (September 10, 2018) – Dr. David Gardenghi will join the Bob Jones University faculty this fall as an assistant professor in the department of chemistry and physics in the Division of Natural Science in the College of Arts and Science.
“We are extremely pleased that Dr. Gardenghi will be joining the department of chemistry and physics this fall,” said Dr. Renae Wentworth, dean of the College of Arts and Science. “His outstanding credentials and research experience, combined with his enthusiasm for teaching, will only strengthen an already exceptional department.”
Gardenghi earned a BS in chemistry (2007) and a MA and PhD (2012) in inorganic chemistry from Montana State University. His doctoral research focused on the X-ray absorption spectroscopic characterization and theoretical modeling of biological and synthetic iron/sulfur complexes.
He also completed post-doctoral research fellowships at the Advanced Light Source at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and the University of Nevada Las Vegas. Gardenghi taught at a Christian high school in Maryland for several years.
“I am thrilled at the opportunity that God has given me to teach at BJU. I am excited to be work alongside my undergraduate mentors. Their godly example and investment made a great impact on me as student, and I hope, through God’s grace, to continue their God given mission and encourage my students to see the glory of God’s creation and our part in serving Him in a scientific world,” said Dr. Gardenghi. “Also, I hope use my training in chemistry to expand and enrich the chemistry program through developing new labs in Inorganic Chemistry and adding to the summer research program. I am truly thankful to be a part of the mission and ministry of BJU.”
Gardenghi and his wife Emilia, a 2008 BJU graduate, have one son.