Director of Freshman Chemistry firstname.lastname@example.org Clough Commons 584A 404-385-1342
Carrie earned her Ph.D. in environmental radiochemistry from Washington State University and then turned her attention to chemical education as a teaching post-doctoral fellow. She came to Tech in 2008 as the undergraduate program coordinator for the School of Chemistry and Biochemistry, and she transitioned to her position in the freshman chemistry program in January 2011. Dr. Shepler regularly teaches CHEM 1211K and 1212K, and she is also involved in development and support of CHEM 1310.
In her spare time, Dr. Shepler enjoys spending time with her husband (also a chemistry professor) and her dogs, Omar and Ethyl. She loves to read and bake, and she enjoys watching football, college basketball, and baseball.Dr. Kimberly Schurmeier
Associate Director of Freshman Chemistry email@example.com Clough Commons 584B 404-385-1381
Kimberly graduated with her Ph.D. in chemistry from the University of Georgia in the May of 2009. Her graduate research used a quantitative analysis approach to understanding why specific topics have proven to be problematic for undergraduate students. These finding fundamentally affected the way she approaches teaching students. She is constantly reevaluating each group of students and herself and with this she is always looking to find ways to improve both student learning and teaching. Kimberly spent four years becoming a more skilled leader and collaborator working at Georgia Southern University. She spent her time there teaching inorganic and general chemistry courses and laboratories along with serving on curriculum and assessment committees. Kimberly arrived at Tech in the summer of 2013 as the associated director of general chemistry for the School of Chemistry and Biochemistry. She is teaching CHEM1211K and will be helping coordinate the freshman program along with advise undergraduate chemistry and biochemistry majors. On her days off, Kimberly enjoys walking her dogs around the city, going to museums and spending time with family.Dr. Michael Evans
Freshman Chemistry Laboratory Coordinator firstname.lastname@example.org Clough Commons 584C
Michael obtained his Ph.D. in organic chemistry from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign in 2013. His graduate work focused on chemical education and involved the development and analysis of online resources for a blended organic chemistry course. He came to Tech in the summer of 2013 to serve as the Freshman Chemistry Laboratory Coordinator. In this role, he coordinates the laboratory portions of all three Freshman Chemistry courses (CHEM 1211K, 1212K, and 1310). He also studies, develops, and implements new pedagogies and experiments for the freshman labs.
In his spare time, Michael enjoys spending time with his wife Jess, running, hiking, and computer programming. He also loves exploring the massive expanse that is Atlanta and discovering new attractions, restaurants, and people.