Mike Deibel

Senior Associate Vice President of Academic Affairs; Professor of Chemistry; Pre-Health Advisor

Dr. Michael Deibel has been at Earlham College since 2000 and is currently the Senior Associate Vice President of Academic Affairs and a Professor of Chemistry at Earlham College. In this role, he oversees the Epic Centers and Programs and provides leadership for the Epic Journey signature program.  Previously, he served as the co-Director of the Center for Global Health and the Director of the Integrated Program in Health Sciences. Throughout his career, Mike has been passionate about community engagement and partnership and establishing innovative programs, such as a Community Medicine program and a Quality Science minor.  He has led multiple institutional grants, the most recent one focusing on the implemention of a 4-year career discernment program built on the book Designing Your Life.


He holds a B.A. in both Chemistry and Mathematics from Capital University as well as a Ph.D. in Chemistry from the University of Kentucky, and has been a long-time member of the teaching faculty at Earlham College. His current research has focused on the use of portable instrumentation for environmental and archaeological analyses. Recent projects have included determination of lead (Pb) contamination in soils, analyses of Chinese pottery and jade, and pigment analyses of Egyptian coffins in Richmond, Indiana.


In addition to his work at Earlham, Mike has established himself as a leader in health professions advising, serving for the past 10 years on the Board of Directors of the National Association of Advisors for the Health Professions, and currently serving as its President.  He has also served on several boards in the Richmond community and currently is a member of the Board of Directors of the Amigos Latino Center.


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