Chemistry Department at Lima

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Chemistry Faculty

Ruth Kinder

Senior Lecturer


M.S. in Chemistry, The University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana, Illinois

B.S. in Chemistry, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana


Contact Information


Science Building 310-B




Mailing Address

4240 Campus Drive, Lima, Ohio 45804

Teaching (back to top)

Ruth Kinder has been teaching on the Lima campus since 1995. Her teaching responsibilities encompass several sections of Chemistry 1110 (traditional and hybrid versions) each academic year, a secton of CHEM 1210, as well as computer portions of all the chemistry courses. Prior to teaching at OSU-Lima, Ruth taught Introductory Chemistry at Parkland College in Champaign, Illinois and middle and high schools sciences in Bement, Illinois. She also taught Chemistry and Advanced Chemistry for several years at University High School, a laboratory school for gifted middle and high school students affiliated with The University of Illinois. While teaching at University High School, she was selected the "Teacher of the Year" for 1982. Other teaching roles have involved being a Parent-Cooperative Preschool Facilitator and Parent Educator in both Minnesota and Washington.

She is the 2004 recipient of the Lima Campus Outstanding Teacher Award and a reciepent of the 2013 university-wide inaugural Provost's Award for Distinguished Teaching by a Lecturer. She is a member of the The Ohio State University Academy of Teaching.


Research and Special Interests (back to top)

Teaching with computer technology is a special interest. Professor Kinder devotes significant time and energy into developing interactive materials to blend classroom work with computerized individual access to related experiences. Beginning in 2006, she introduced a Hybrid style Chemistry 101 and Chemistry 102 course (now merged into CHEM 1110) which has online content with face-to-face lab experiences.

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