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Dr. Jeanne Hossenlopp is Marquette University’s vice president for research and innovation. She is a professor of chemistry, served as vice provost for research and dean of the Graduate School from 2010 to 2015, was interim dean of the Klingler College of Arts and Sciences from 2008 to 2010, and was chair of the Department of Chemistry from 2004 to 2008.
A native of Buffalo, New York, Hossenlopp received her bachelor’s degree in chemistry from Colgate University in 1981, her master’s degree in education from Siena Heights College in 1982, and her doctorate in physical chemistry from Syracuse University in 1987. From 1987 to 1989 she was a postdoctoral research associate at Columbia University. She joined the faculty at Marquette University in August 1989. In 1989 she received a Camille and Henry Dreyfus Foundation New Faculty Award, a national award given to 10 new faculty in chemistry, biochemistry or chemical engineering departments annually.
Hossenlopp has taught physical chemistry courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels as well as general (freshman) chemistry. She was awarded Marquette University’s Rev. John P. Raynor, S.J., Faculty Award for Teaching Excellence in 2003. Her research career began by exploring the fundamental details of how energy flows during laser-induced chemical reactions. She later transitioned to studying factors that control structure and reactivity of nanodimensional materials and was involved in collaborative projects focused on developing and characterizing new materials for use in chemical sensors, polymer fire retardants, and water quality remediation applications. Work in her laboratory was funded by the National Science Foundation, National Institute of Standards and Technology, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
In her current role, Hossenlopp is charged with facilitating growth in campus research and scholarship as well as working to build an inclusive culture of innovation that includes management of the university’s Explorer Challenge and support of the President’s Challenge. She oversees the work of the Office of Research Compliance, the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs, the Kohler Center for Entrepreneurship, the Marquette Women’s Innovation Network, the Institute for Women’s Leadership, and research activities in the Athletic and Human Performance Research Center. Hossenlopp co-chairs the Beyond Boundaries Steering Committee. She directs Marquette’s participation in the Clinical and Translational Science Institute of Southeastern Wisconsin as a co-PI on the National Institutes of Health CTSA program, is on the boards of the Milwaukee Regional Innovation Center and the Milwaukee Academy of Science, and is a member of the U.S. Council of Competitiveness’ Technology Leadership and Strategy Initiative. She is also a member of TEMPO Milwaukee and serves on the TEMPO Women’s Affinity Alliance advisory committee. In 2020 she was recognized as a Woman of Influence by the Milwaukee Business Journal.