Dale J. Brugh

Associate Provost
Professor of Chemistry


  • Ph.D., University of Utah


Dale Brugh has been at Ohio Wesleyan University since 1999. His undergraduate studies were at Wabash College, and he earned his Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry at the University of Utah under Michael Morse.

Brugh teaches courses in General Chemistry, Physical Chemistry, The World of Chemistry, Electronic Spectroscopy, and NMR Spectroscopy.

In his spare time, Brugh enjoys photography and gets into new music. He spends time repairing and maintaining computers, and he makes great effort to annihilate ignorance wherever it can be found.

Areas of Interest / Expertise

Brugh’s research involves determining the geometric and electronic structure of small, novel molecules isolated in the gas phase using spectroscopic and computational techniques.

His graduate studies involved the spectroscopic analysis of small metal carbides, and, before coming to Ohio Wesleyan, he was a National Research Council post-doctoral fellow at the National Institute of Standards and Technology studying small molecules with microwave spectroscopy. He now focuses on using computational chemistry as a context for teaching undergraduates.

Contact Info


Schimmel/Conrades Science Center
Ohio Wesleyan University
Delaware, OH 43015
P 740-368-3530
E djbrugh@owu.edu