Kat Cooper

Instructor of Chemistry

Durham

Joined NCSSM in August 2017

Kat Cooper joined NCSSM as an Instructor of Chemistry in August 2017. She has loved chemistry since her first chemistry course in high school, and has loved teaching even longer. Kat plays flute and piccolo and is conversational in German. She also loves to do any crafts that are out there and has learned how to use a floor loom, to make jewelry with metal working and beading, and to knit and crochet. She is very excited to be part of the faculty at NCSSM and looks forward to continuing to work with its amazing students. Kat and her husband live in Durham with their two crazy dogs, Bruce and Makoto, and their adorable and goofy son Rowan! Kat holds a B.S. in chemistry from the Georgia Institute of Technology, an M.S. in chemistry from Emory University, and a Ph.D. in chemistry education from North Carolina State University.

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Michele Alexandre

Instructor and Chair of Biology

Megan Alvord ’10

Instructor of Physics

Timothy Anglin

Instructor of Chemistry

Seth Anthony

Instructor of Chemistry

Tylisha Baber

Instructor of Chemistry

Deann Barger

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Jonathan Bennett

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Adam Benoit

Instructor of Physics

Jacob Brown

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Kim Browning

Instructor of Chemistry

Michael Bruno

Instructor and Chair of Chemistry

Michael Cargill

Instructor of Biology

Christopher Collins

Instructor of Science

Jianbei Deng

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Maitê DiLorenzo

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Mauricio Escobar

Instructor of Physics

Michael Falvo

Instructor of Physics

Bob Gotwals

Instructor of Chemistry

Tandy Grubbs

Instructor of Chemistry

Shalane Hairston

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James Happer

Instructor of Physics

Nina Kornegay

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Mareca Lodge

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Antonio Lopez

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Heather Mallory

Instructor of Biology

Cristel Miller

Instructor of Chemistry

Kimberly Monahan

Instructor of Biology

Charlie Payne

Instructor of Physics

Erin Quinlan

Instructor of Biology

Rachel Rueckeis ’88

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Amy Sheck

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Kyle Slinker

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Lindsay Smith

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Darrell Spells

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Gabriela Stefan

Instructor of Physics

Isaac Stewart

Instructor of Chemistry

Lindsey Taylor

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Beth Thomasson

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Katherine Unruhe

Instructor of Physics

Lauren Wagner ’03

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Jenny Wang

Instructor of Chemistry

Sam Wheeler

Instructor of Physics

Jennifer Williams

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