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Dr. Neil Heckman

Professor of Chemistry and Chair of the Department
237 Morrison-Reeves Science Center


Dr. Neil Heckman teaches courses in a wide variety of areas within chemistry, including organic chemistry. 

He is a Nebraska native and earned degrees at both Chadron State College and the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.  He has been on faculty at Hastings College since 2004 and also serves as the Chemistry Department Chair.     

He enjoys mentoring students, gardening and spending time with his family.

Scientific Interests

  • Chemical Education
  • Applied Chemistry
  • Undergraduate Research

Selected Publications

B. S. Chadron State College
M.S. University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Ph. D. University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Courses Taught

  • CHM113/117 Introduction to Organic and Biological Chemistry
  • CHM151 College Chemistry
  • CHM320 Chemistry Research Experience
  • CHM361/363 Organic Chemistry
  • CHM472 Instrumental Methods
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