Richard HolzDr. Richard C. Holz is the dean of the Klingler College of Arts and Sciences. Prior to joining Marquette, Dr. Holz was a faculty member for seven years in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at Loyola University Chicago. During his term at Loyola, he served as associate dean for resources and planning in the College of Arts and Sciences (2011-2013) and as department chairman of Chemistry and Biochemistry (2006-2011). He was an American Council on Education Fellow (Class of 2010-2011).

Dr. Holz has a B.S. degree from Bemidji State University, M.S. degree from the University of Minnesota–Duluth and Ph.D. degree from the Pennsylvania State University, all in chemistry. He was an NIH postdoctoral research fellow at the University of Minnesota
from 1989-1992 and a faculty member at Utah State University from 1992-2006.

Dr. Holz is a bioinorganic chemist and is interested in structure/function studies of metalloenzymes, which includes the design, synthesis, and characterization of small molecules that function as
potent inhibitors. He has published more than 90 research articles on biological inorganic chemistry. His research program is currently funded by the National Science Foundation and the National Institutes of Health.