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Dr. Richard C. Holz is the dean of the Helen Way Klingler College of Arts and Sciences.
Prior to joining Marquette, Holz was a faculty member for seven years 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 the chemistry and biochemistry department (2006–2011). He was an American Council on Education Fellow (Class of 2010–2011).
Holz has a bachelor’s degree from Bemidji State University, a master’s degree from the University of Minnesota–Duluth and a doctorate from The Pennsylvania State University, all in chemistry. He was a National Institutes of Health postdoctoral research fellow at the University of Minnesota from 1989–1992 and a faculty member at Utah State University from 1992–2006.
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 100 research articles. His research program is currently funded by the National Science Foundation.