Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of the College
Jeffrey A. Frick, Ph.D. is the Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of the College, a position he has held since 2019. His office is located in Thompson Hall.
Dr. Frick came to W&J from St. Norbert College, where he served as Dean of the College and Academic Vice President. He has more than two decades of experience in Academic Affairs, having previously served at Illinois Wesleyan University as a professor of chemistry and chair of the Department of Chemistry, Acting Registrar, Assistant Provost and Registrar, and finally as Associate Provost for Academic Services.
Dr. Frick was selected for membership in the Phi Beta Delta Honor Society for International Scholars in 2017, and has been a member of the Phi Kappa Phi, the nation’s oldest and most selective academic honor society for all academic disciplines, since 1995. Earlier in his career he served as a reviewer for various NSF funded programs. He also has been a reviewer for the Journal of Organic Chemistry, Tetrahedron Letters, Organic Letters, Bioorganic and Medicinal Chemistry, and the Journal of Chemical Education. He is currently a Peer Reviewer for the Higher Learning Commission, a position he has held since 2008, and a member of the CIC’s Chief Academic Officer Task Force. He is the author of 17 peer-reviewed publications, two published chemistry text books, and has presented at numerous academic conferences.
Dr. Frick holds a Ph.D. in chemistry from Loyola University Chicago, and a bachelor of arts in chemistry from Augustana College.