Professor Lawrence J. Kaplan, Emeritus

Lawrence J. Kaplan

Halford R. Clark Professor of Natural Science
Professor of Chemistry, Emeritus

Professor Kaplan joined the Williams faculty in 1971 as the fist biochemist in the Chemistry Department.  While a physical biochemist by training, in the early 1980’s he branched into forensic science and has offered the course “Chemistry and Crime: From Sherlock Holmes to Modern Forensic Science” as well as biochemistry courses.

Contact Information

  • Office: Thompson Chemistry Lab, Room 210
  • Lab: Morley Science Labs, Room 257
  • Telephone: (413) 597-3303, -3308 (lab)
  • E-mail: [email protected]
  • Mailing Address: Department of Chemistry, Williams College, Williamstown, MA 01267


  • University of Pittsburgh, BS
  • Purdue University, Ph. D.