Michael Everest, Ph.D.

Interim Dean, Professor of Chemistry
(805) 565-6850

Office Location

Kerrwood Hall
Provost's Office 

Office Available

Fall 2023 - Spring 2024

Dr. Michael Everest is currently stepping out of his role in the Chemistry Department in order to serve the college in the office of the Provost.


Physical Chemistry

Research Interests

Cavity ring-down spectroscopy


Dr. Everest graduated from Wheaton College, earned his doctorate in chemistry from Stanford University, and taught chemistry at George Fox University for 10 years before coming to Westmont in 2011. His parents, Dan and Sherry Sonneveldt Everest, both graduated with degrees in psychology from Westmont. Dr. Everest’s research in physical chemistry focuses on the use of lasers in chemistry. His numerous grants, fellowships and awards include a grant from the American Chemical Society’s Petroleum Research Fund and Outstanding Teaching Award for the Division of Natural and Behavioral Sciences in 2016. He has contributed scholarly articles to Journal of Chemical Physics, Journal of Chemical Education and Review of Scientific Instruments. He and his wife, Nancy, have three children.