Scholarship Principals

John W. Alchemy, MD, QME, Hamline ‘90

John Alchemy is a physician, qualified medical examiner, workers' compensation specialist, and mobile health entrepreneur. Dr. Alchemy received his medical Doctorate from the University of Minnesota, School of Medicine and completed his Family Medicine residency at UC San Diego Medical Center. He has held positions and directorships at multiple primary care clinics and occupation al medicine clinics throughout California since 1997. His area of clinical interest is California medical legal impairment medicine and forensic case rating. He is currently an educator for the Qualified Medical Examiner (QME) system in California. He is Board Certified with the American Board of Family Practice and serves as an active QME. He joined Pain & Rehabilitative Consultants Medical Group in 2017.

Jerry Artz, PhD, Faculty

Jerry Artz, a nuclear physicist, originates from Dayton, Ohio. He joined Hamlin University’s Department of Physics beginning fall, 1977 after having obtained degrees from Cincinnati, Stanford, and Florida State, having done post-doctoral work at Minnesota, and having served a Visiting Professorial position at Notre Dame. His research experience was in Low-Energy Experimental Nuclear Physics. He has presented more than 40 papers at national and local physics meetings, industries, and universities. He has served as Scientific Advisor to Counsel for the Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources for the U.S. House of Representatives. He has brought in over $300,000 of Federal and State grant money to Hamline.

Jerry has been a full-time faculty physics professor at Hamline University since 1977. He has been an integral part of the Hamline learning environment as part of his long and celebrated career.

Dr. Artz has found two additional scholarship funds at Hamline University: The Jerry Artz Physics Scholarship and the Artz Scholarship and Endowment for the Department of Neuro and Memory Research.

He continues to be an innovator in education and active and ongoing summer research with Hamline students in the areas of bio physics and biomedical research.

Christian Young, PhD, Hamline ‘90

Chris Young is a professor of Biology at Alverno College, where he has taught since 2002. He teaches courses on global warming, evolution, natural history, and science education, in addition to introductory biology. Over the past three years he has volunteered and consulted for the Urban Ecology Center in Milwaukee, helping to guide the effort of sharing this distinctive model of urban environmental education. In 2015, he was a teaching fellow at the Milwaukee Public Museum. Prior to coming to Alverno, Young was the assistant director of the Center for 21st Century Studies at the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee. He also previously worked as a pollution control specialist for the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency.

Young earned his Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota’s Program in the History of Science and Technology in 1997. He’s a member of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the National Science Teachers Association, the National Association of Biology Teachers, the Columbia History of Science Group, the History of Science Society and the International Society for the History, Philosophy and Social Studies of Biology.