Ian Webb

I have been a flawed follower of Jesus of Nazareth most of my life. I try to follow him and to love my students and my other faculty (my neighbors) as myself.

My Life

Favorite Quote

"Nothing that you have not given away will be really yours. Nothing in you that has not died will ever be raised from the dead. Look for yourself, and you will find in the long run only hatred, loneliness, despair, rage, ruin, and decay. But look for Christ and you will find Him, and with Him everything else thrown in." C. S. Lewis

Friends describe me


My hobbies

Music, sports

Best advice I ever received

"If you keep your eye on the ball you'll hit it"

My undergrad alma mater

The College of William and Mary

My worst subject in school


In college I drove

Toyota Corolla

If I weren't a professor, I would

be working in R&D industry

Favorite books

Ender's Game, The Great Divorce

Favorite movies

Shawshank Redemption and anything else Steven King

Favorite city

Richmond, VA

Favorite coffee

Black and strong

Nobody knows I

wanted to go as far away from academia as possible after graduate school

My latest accomplishment

Federal funding, nationally recognized research award, baby girl and 5-year-old son

Current Research

We use chemical instrumentation, specifically mass spectrometry, to examine protein structure and function with high speed and accuracy.