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Ronald C. Marks, PhD

Department Chair, Physical Sciences
Professor, Chemistry
Unit: College of Humanities and Sciences, School of Sciences and Math, Physical Science
Location: Tigerville

"He made Him who knew no sin to be sin on our behalf, so that we might become the righteousness of God in Him." 2 Corinthians 5:21
  • Teaching & Education

    You will learn with me when taking courses in Chemistry and Physical Sciences.


    • BA, Chemistry, The University of Tennessee
    • MS, Chemistry, The University of Tennessee
    • PhD, Chemistry, The University of Tennessee
  • Professional Experience

    My experience includes twenty plus years of teaching undergraduate physical sciences plus over fourteen years of managing research and development, systems acquisition, and technology integration. My previous career included experience in chemical and biological warfare counter-proliferation and terrorism and consultant on weapons of mass destruction, terrorism, and response to terrorist actions. Over 25 years’ experience teaching at the undergraduate level, including over 15 years at NGU.

  • Selected Publications
    • Does It Matter? Why Christians Should Care About the Young vs Old Earth Debate, Ronald C. Marks, AnnoMundi Publishing 2019
    • Why Six Days? The Impact of Creation on Theology, Ronald C. Marks, AnnoMundi Publishing 2018 Gould, T., et al., “Report of the Chemical/Biological Warfare Competency Panel”, Defense Science Board 1997 Summer Study on DoD Response to Transnational Threats, Volume III, Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition and Technology, February 1998
    • New Tetraarylborate and Ethyldibutylstannane Reagents, Doctoral Dissertation, The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Tennessee, December 1994, George W. Kabalka, Advisor
    • Kabalka, G. W.; Goodman, M. M.; Srivastiva, R. S.; Bowers, K. R.; Marks, R. C., “Synthesis of Radioiodinated Vinyl Iodides”, Journal of Labeled Compounds and Radiopharmaceuticals, 1994, 35, 220
    • Kabalka, G. W.; Marks, R. C., “Boranes in Organic Synthesis,” Journal of Organometallic Chemistry, 1993, 457, 24
    • Kabalka, G. W.; Goodman, M. M.; Green J. F.; Marks, R. C., Longford, D., “Synthesis of Nitrogen-13 Labeled Amines Using Organoborane Polymers”, Journal of Labeled Compounds and Radiophaceuticals, 1993, 32, 165
    • Goodman, M. M.; Kabalka, G. W.; Marks, R. C.; Knapp, F. F. Jr.; Lee, J; Liang, Y., “Synthesis and Evaluation of Radioiodinated 2-(2(RS)-aminopropyl)-5-iodothiophenes as Brain Imaging Agents”, Journal of Medicinal Chemistry, 1992, 35, 280
    • Synthesis of Thienylamphetamine Derivatives via Borane Chemistry, Master’s Thesis, The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Tennessee, August 1988, George W. Kabalka, Research Advisor
  • Selected Awards Received
    • US Air Force Meritorious Service Medal
    • DOD Joint Services Commendation Medal
    • US Air Force Commendation Medal
    • Certificate for Scholarly Presentation, North Greenville University
  • My Story

    Favorite Course to Teach:

    Anything that includes theology…wait…that’s all of them.

  • Related Links

    Explore more resources related to this field of study:

    • Creation Research Society
      The Creation Research Society is a professional organization of trained scientists and
      interested laypersons who are firmly committed to scientific special creation. The Society was organized in 1963 by a committee of ten like-minded scientists, and has grown into an organization with worldwide membership.
    • CORE Academy of Science
      Core Academy of Science encourages young Christian scholars to explore the hardest
      problems in creation. Engineers sometimes classify problems as easy, hard, and impossible. Easy problems are trivial because they can be solved merely by applying known principles. Impossible problems cannot be solved no matter how hard we try. Hard problems are the problems in between that require the most work but yield the greatest rewards. Sometimes hard problems are accumulations of many easy problems, and sometimes they turn out to be impossible. When a hard problem is solved, though, it is widely celebrated.
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