Teaching (back to top)
Dr. Kuhler joined the faculty on the Lima campus in autumn 2012 following completion of a one-year Visiting Faculty contract at the University of Kentucky in Lexington, Kentucky. There she taught approximately 710 students in Organic I, Organic II, and General Chemistry lecture classes and contributed to the lab manuals and lab curriculm development for both Organic and Inorganic lab classes. She has been the recipient of 2 teaching awards during her past 9 years of full-time teaching. She has also supervised approximately 27 undergraduate research students, been awarded research grants, and has published peer-reviewed research papers. Her primary teaching responsibilty at Lima is both science major organic chemistry lecture courses, some of the organic chemistry lab courses, and biochemistry. She will also teach some elementary chemistry laboratory sections.
Research and Special Interests (back to top)
Prior to the past 9 years of full-time teaching, Dr. Kuhler worked for over 8 years in the plastics and pharmaceutical industries, including positions as an Analytical Chemist at GE and Research Scientist at American Home Products, Therefore, her research interests include computational studies, cheminformatics/bioinformatics for drug design, and kinetics studies for mechanistics studies with applications for energy storage materials as well as organic synthesis for energy storage applications using environmentally-friendly catalysts. She hopes to have an active undergraduate research program at Lima.
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