Jane Wissinger received her B.A. from Susquehanna University (PA), M.S. from Georgia Institute of Technology, and Ph.D. in organic chemistry from Northwestern University (IL). She was employed as a research scientist at Rohm & Haas for five years where she coauthored several patents.Wissinger began her academic career at the University of Minnesota (1998) as the organic chemistry laboratory director and lecturer and has received multiple promotions; most recently to contract full professor (2016).
Her contributions to education were recognized with a U of MN Morse-Alumni Distinguished Teaching Professor award (2014). Wissinger’s teaching and research interests focus on the development of curriculum materials for the college and high school levels that exemplify modern green chemistry methodology, advances in sustainable polymers, and guided-inquiry pedagogy. She is a Senior Principle Investigator in the Center for Sustainable Polymers and active in promoting green chemistry education locally and on a national level through funded projects, publications, and conferences.