Associate Dean, Natural Science and Psychology, Spalding University
Dr. John Burden received both bachelor’s and doctoral degrees in chemistry from the University of Louisville. After one year on the faculty at U of L, he moved to Spalding University where he is currently Associate Dean in the Kosair Charities College of Health and Natural Science, as well as Chair of the School of Natural Science and Professor of Chemistry.
In addition to teaching and current administrative responsibilities, Dr. Burden has assumed roles related to governance (as Faculty Senate President and faculty representative on the Board of Trustees), strategic planning, curriculum development and review, and accreditation. His research interests are in the areas of computational approaches to drug design and discovery using computer modeling and simulations. He resides in Louisville with his wife and two daughters.