Due to the hazardous weather, Hastings College is closed Monday, January 16. (No classes, offices closed and MLK Day events cancelled.)

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