Daniel Bernier
Associate Professor, 11th year

Daniel began his higher education at Long Beach City College. After earning an A.S. degree, he transferred to Cal State Long Beach and earned his B.A. in Chemistry. After a two-year hiatus, he continued his education, earning his M.S. degree in Chemistry at UC Irvine. From Irvine he moved to Riverside to earn his Ph.D. from UC Riverside in synthetic organic chemistry. After working for three years at UC Riverside as a Lab Coordinator, he landed a highly coveted position at Riverside City College.

Dr. Bernier is currently the club advisor for both Christians on Campus and Chicanos/Latinos for Community Medicine.




Stacie Eldridge
Associate Professor, 6th year

Stacie attended UCR and graduated with her Ph.D. in Analytical Chemistry under the advisement of Dr. Cynthia Larive. She has received several accolades, including the Sawyer Award in Analytical Chemistry and named an ACS Division of Analytical Chemistry Fellow. Prior to graduate school, she received her B.S. in Chemistry with a dual minor in Criminal Justice and Biology from CSUSB. She has also obtained an A.S. degree in Mortuary Science and has been a California licensed embalmer for 20 years. Stacie currently serves as the current Advisor of the RCC Gender and Sexualities Awareness Club.







Bobbie Grey

Department co-Chair
Associate Professor, 9th year


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Ellen Kime-Hunt
Associate Professor, 23rd year
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Ellen has a B.S. in Chemistry from CSU Fresno and a Ph.D. from the University of Vermont. She has also worked as a postdoctoral fellow at UCI in the Molecular Biology Dept. Her research has been focused on bioinorganic chemistry, looking at the function of certain transition metals such as vanadium, iron and molybdenum in biological systems using several methods, most recently electrochemically through micro-electrodes.








Paul Richardson

Associate Professor, 7th year
Paul received his B.S. in Chemistry from Lindenwood University in St. Louis before moving out to Riverside, where he began his graduate studies in bioinorganic chemistry at UCR. He received his Master's degree in 2008, specializing in the NMR analysis of hemoglobin model compounds and developing recyclable, heterogeneous catalysts for Friedel-Crafts type reactions.










Leo Truttmann
Department co-Chair
Associate Professor, 10th year
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Most of Leo's education happened in Switzerland, where he earned a diploma in Chemistry with a major in Physical Chemistry and a minor in Organic Chemistry. He earned his PhD in Physical Chemistry at the University of Fribourg with a focus on photochemistry of radical cations. He moved to the United States to further research on photovoltaics at Caltech. After some interesting stints in business and environmental consulting, where he worked on water quality issues, he discovered his passion for teaching and started at RCC in 2005. Currently he is the co-chair of the Chemistry Department and treasurer of the Faculty Association.



Jarrod Williamson
Associate Professor, 7th year



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