Faculty at Cornerstone University

James Fryling

Kinesiology, Science, & Math Division Chair, Professor of Chemistry

Division

Kinesiology, Science, & Math

Education

Ph.D. (Organic Chemistry), University of Arizona
M.S. (Organic Chemistry), University of Arizona
B.S. (Chemistry), U.S. Air Force Academy


Biographical Information:

Dr. Fryling teaches a number of the chemistry courses and deals a lot with the pre-med majors (Bachelor of Science in Biology/Health Science and Pre-professional.) He’s also the current chairman of the KSM division. He says he loves teaching at Cornerstone because it gives him the chance to help students grow in their relationship with God while also helping them to develop all their knowledge, skills, and abilities to fulfill the plan God has for their lives. He feels it’s important that each of us give our best to God so the students in his classes have to be willing to work very hard to do well!

Personally, he’s a retired Air Force officer with a background in organic chemistry. Through the years he’s done a lot of work on pollutants and on research and development of explosives and weapon systems. He’s a news junkie, enjoys discussing creation/evolution issues, and also enjoys a variety of computer and board games (Settlers of Cataan being the current favorite.) He and his wife have 5 grown children and 3 grandchildren.

Publications:

  • "Synthesis and Properties of Selected Organodi- and Polyammonium Nitrate Salts." Dr. Robert L. McKenney, Jr., Major Robert A. Hildreth, Captain James A. Fryling, and Stephen R. Struck. Air Force Armament Testing Laboratory Technical Report AFATL-TR-86-08, April 1986.
  • "Synthesis and Properties of Selected Organodi- and Polyammonium Nitrate Salts." Dr. Robert L. McKenney, Jr., Major Robert A. Hildreth, Captain James A. Fryling, and Stephen R. Struck. Journal of Energetic Materials, 1987, 5 (1), 1-25.
  • "Homochiral Ketals in Organic Synthesis. Enantioselective Synthesis of (+)-b-Eudesmol." Eugene A. Mash and James A. Fryling. Journal of Organic Chemistry, 1987, 52, 3000-3003.
  • "Homochiral Ketals in Organic Synthesis. Enantioselective Synthesis of (+)-b-Eudesmol." Eugene A. Mash and James A. Fryling. Presentation at the American Chemical Society meeting, Denver, CO, March 1987.
  • "Homochiral Acetals in Organic Synthesis. A General Enantioselective Entry to Carbohydrate Derivatives From Non-Carbohydrate Precursors." Eugene A. Mash, Jeffrey B. Arterburn, and James A. Fryling. Tetrahedron Letters, 1989, 30 (51), 7145-7148.
  • "Homochiral Acetals in Asymmetric Synthesis. An Approach to (+) - and (-)-Frontalin." Eugene A. Mash and James A. Fryling. Presentation at the American Chemical Society meeting, Boston, MA, April 1990.
  • "Homochiral Acetals in Organic Synthesis. 1. Chromatographic Separability of Furanoside and Pyranoside Acetals Derived From a-Hydroxy Esters." Eugene A. Mash, Jeffrey B. Arterburn, James A. Fryling, and Susan B. Hemperly. Journal of Organic Chemistry, 1991, 56 (3), 1088.
  • "Homochiral Acetals in Organic Synthesis. 2. Diastereoselective Alkylations of Enantiomeric Lithio Alkyl Lactyl Tetrahydropyranosides and Related Enolates. Eugene A. Mash and James A. Fryling. Journal of Organic Chemistry, 1991, 56 (3), 1094.
  • "Structure of an Enantiomerically Pure Tetrahydropyranyl Ether." Eugene A. Mash, James A. Fryling, and Pamela A. Wexler. Acta Crystallographica, 1991, C47, 2708.
  • Problems for Spectral Interpretation by Michael O. Killpack, Clifford M. Utermoehlen, and James A. Fryling, Kendall/Hunt Publishing Co., 1993.
  • "Our Officer Corps: At What Price Professionalism?" James A. Fryling, Military Art and Science Quarterly, Spring 1994, 12.
  • “Creation vs. Evolution from a Christian Worldview Perspective.” Presentation by James A. Fryling at Central Michigan University, April 2004.
  • “Confessions of a Creationist—Why the Creation/Evolution Controversy Endures.” Presentation by James A. Fryling at the Grand Dialogue in Science & Religion for the greater Grand Rapids area, 1 April 2006.
  • Numerous classified reports documenting explosives development and weapons performance testing.