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Dr. Kenneth Kroeger

Title(s)
Associate Professor, Physics and Chemistry
Location(s)
Wingate
Department(s)
Chemistry

Contact Information

Email
(Primary)
Office Phone
704-233-8967

Education

Degree(s)
Ph.D., Chemistry, University of Colorado Boulder 1996

Biography

Biography

Dr. Kroeger grew up in Ohio and Illinois, graduated with a chemistry degree from the University of Dayton, and married his wife whom he met at Dayton. They have three great kids who are all now Wingate grads! After earning a Ph.D. at Colorado studying biophysical chemistry, Dr. Kroeger moved to North Carolina and led the research and development efforts for a local adhesives company for 15 years before joining Wingate University. In his free time, Dr. Kroeger enjoys playing baseball and tennis as well as homebrewing.

Employed Since
2008

Publications

Publications
  • Kroeger, Kenneth S., and Thompson, Grant D., Experiments in Astronomy, 1st ed., Hall Publishing Co., 2019.
  • Hall, James W., Kroeger, Kenneth S., and Thompson, Grant D., Experiments in Physics, 5th ed., Hall Publishing Co., 2017.
  • Kroeger, Ken, “Adhesives in the Bindery: An Overview”, The Binding Edge, Winter 2010. Reprinted in Printing Industries of America: The Magazine, July 2010.
  • Kroeger, Ken, “Adhesives in the Bindery: Environmental Impact”, The Binding Edge, Spring 2010. Reprinted in Printing Industries of America: The Magazine, July 2010.
  • Kroeger, Kenneth S. & Kundrot, Craig E., “Structures of a Hemoglobin-Based Blood Substitute: Insights into the Function of Allosteric Proteins”, Structure (1997) 5, 227.
  • Kroeger, Kenneth S., “X-ray Crystallographic Study of the Blood Substitute rHb1.1”, Ph.D. dissertation, 1996.
  • Kroeger, Kenneth S. & Kundrot, Craig E., “A Gas Cell for Collecting X-ray Diffraction Data from Proteins”, Journal of Applied Crystallography (1994) 27, 609.
  • Lovejoy, E.R., Kroeger, K.S., & Ravishankara, A.R., “The Kinetics of the CS2OD + O2 Reaction”, Chemical Physics Letters (1990) 167, 183.

Presentations

Presentations
  • “Ethanolic Extraction of American Oak”; Nicklas Johansen, Carrie Baumgardner, and Kenneth Kroeger; presented at the Wellspring Symposium (April, 2021), Wingate University.
  • “Gas Chromatographic Analysis of Commercial Whiskeys”; Carrie Baumgardner and Kenneth Kroeger; presented at the Wellspring Symposium (April, 2021), Wingate University.
  • “Chromatographic Analysis of Extracts from Different Woods”; Hanna Knaley and Kenneth Kroeger; presented at the Wellspring Symposium (April, 2020), Wingate University.
  • “Percolations: The Stimulating Chemistry of Coffee!”, Kenneth Kroeger (Invited Speaker), presented at the 75th Anniversary Celebration of the Carolina-Piedmont Section of the American Chemical Society (November 10, 2018), Discovery Place, Charlotte, NC.
  • “Inspiration in Perspiration: An Investigation of the Sodium and Potassium Content of Human Sweat”, Wyatt A. Rowell and Kenneth S. Kroeger, presented at the 70th Southeastern Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society (2018), Augusta, GA.
  • “Dependence of Brewing Time and Brewing Water Temperature on the Caffeine Content in Coffee”, Joshua H. Williams and Kenneth S. Kroeger, presented at the 70th Southeastern Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society (2018), Augusta, GA.
  • “Ascorbic Acid Degradation in Orange Juice Analyzed by High Performance Liquid Chromatography”; Alexis E. Morse, Caroline E. Rumley, and Kenneth S. Kroeger; presented at the 70th Southeastern Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society (2018), Augusta, GA.
  • “The Effect of Roast, Grind, Temperature, and Brewing Method on Caffeine Content in Coffee”, Joshua H. Williams and Kenneth S. Kroeger, presented at the 69th Southeastern Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society (2017), Charlotte, NC.

Awards

Awards
  • Mentor Medallion, Wingate University, 2018 & 2019
  • Wingate University Reeves Summer Research Grant, 2012
  • Graduate Interdisciplinary Certificate in Biotechnology, University of Colorado, 1996.
  • Sigma Pi Sigma (Physics Honor Society)

Courses I Teach

Courses I Teach
  • PHYS101
  • PHYS120
  • PHYS201
  • PHYS202
  • PHYS205
  • PHYS311.

Interesting Fact About Me

Interesting Fact About Me

Since I'm still a kid at heart, I play shortstop on an adult baseball team in Charlotte!

What I Love About Wingate

What I Love About Wingate

What is special about Wingate University is the people. The overall character of fellow employees and of the students is exceptional.