Rick Badley


Professor, Chemistry

B.S., 1984, Southwestern Oklahoma State University
Ph.D., 1989, Oklahoma State University


Rick Badley teaches a variety of classes in the chemistry program. His PhD studies were under the direction of Dr. Warren T. Ford. His doctoral research involved the development and testing of heterogeneous catalysts supported on silica. After completing his doctorate, Rick spent five years in research and development at Phillips Petroleum Company, where he developed catalysts that were used to produce polyethylene plastic with improved properties, and he was the runner-up for the Innovative Excellence Award, Phillips’ highest award for research. His research has resulted in six U. S. patents and a number of publications. Before coming to Trevecca, he taught in the chemistry program at MidAmerica Nazarene University for 17 years where he also served as the chair of the Department of Science and Mathematics for 11 years. His family consists of his wife, Susan, and children, Amanda and Nathan, along with Nathan’s wife, Tanae.