- B.S. Delaware Valley College of Science and Agriculture 1984
- M.S. Northwestern University 1986
- Ph.D. Northwestern University 1989
Dr. Histand has taught at Bethel College since 2001. Audiences of various sizes and ages are thrilled, puzzled, amazed and entertained by chemistry demonstration shows performed by Dr. Histand and his students. In addition, he participates with a team writing a nationally standardized chemistry exam for the American Chemical Society and a separate team grading of thousands, upon thousands of Advanced Placement chemistry exams each year. One of his greatest joys is partnering with students as they progress towards their academic goals. An avid distance runner, you will often spot him running around and through the Newton community. He also actively participates in the life of First Mennonite Church, Newton.