Anne W. Ryter

Anne W. Ryter

Professor of Chemistry


Ph.D., University of Colorado, Inorganic Chemistry, 1993 B.S., Beloit College, 1988


Academic Programs


One of the things that drew me to Western Colorado University was a science community that was willing to collaborate. It has been so much fun working with the geologists, biologists and anthropologists.

The interaction between the faculty and students of different disciplines has allowed me to use more interdisciplinary examples in the classroom.

My main chemistry interests are modeling metalloenzymes because this area allows me to combine chemistry with biology. Currently I am searching for students interested in being involved in a project synthesizing copper compounds similar to those found in galactose oxidase.

Courses that I have taught or may be teaching

  • CHEM 100: Contemporary Chemistry
  • CHEM 111: General Chemistry I
  • CHEM 112: General Chemistry Laboratory I
  • CHEM 113: General Chemistry II
  • CHEM 114: General Chemistry Laboratory II
  • CHEM 461: Advanced Inorganic Chemistry

Student Research Projects

  • Influences of land management practices on water chemistry and aquatic macrointertebrate abundance and diversity in the thermal backwaters of Tomichi Creek, Gunnison County, Colorado. Brigid Heckel, Patrick Magee, Anne W. Ryter.

    Fluorimeter: Nuts, Bolts, and Experiments. Andrew S. Mereness, Richard Jagger, Anne W. Ryter.

    Iron and Calcium Concentrations and pH of the Mt. Emmons Iron Fen. Amy Honan, Shannon Sprott, Anne W. Ryter.