An inorganic chemist, John Bullock investigates the reaction pathways and mechanisms of short-lived species generated at electrodes. He is also interested in reforming the undergraduate chemistry curricula by de-emphasizing traditional boundaries between sub-disciplines within the field.
An inorganic chemist, Bullock pursues research in the electrochemistry of luminescent transition metal compounds and has published research articles in The Journal of the American Chemical Society, Inorganic Chemistry, The Journal of Physical Chemistry, and Inorganica Chimica Acta. He is also interested in the structure of chemical education and has been developing an innovative curriculum with Janet Foley—his chemistry colleague at Bennington—that integrates general chemistry and organic chemistry, along with other relevant topics. He is a strong proponent of research in the undergraduate curriculum; his students have presented results at national and regional meetings of the American Chemical Society and at the National Conference on Undergraduate Research. Bullock previously taught chemistry and related disciplines at the University of Washington, Central Washington University, and Evergreen State College. BA, State University of New York, Plattsburgh; PhD, University of Minnesota; postdoctoral, University of Washington. Bullock has taught at Bennington since 2002. He served as the Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs from Spring 2018-Spring 2021 and as Acting Provost from Fall 2019-Spring 2021.