Kim Browning joined NCSSM in July 2023 as an Instructor of Chemistry on our Morganton campus. She earned her bachelor’s degree in chemistry from the University of Central Florida, and her doctorate in chemistry from the University of Florida. Kim began her teaching career in 1992 as a chemistry instructor at the Louisiana School for Math, Science and the Arts and then also taught at the four-year and community college level. Most recently, she served for 15 years as science department chair at Catawba Valley Community College. She has taught a diverse offering of chemistry courses, including organic chemistry, biochemistry, environmental chemistry, and a chemistry course designed for visual artists, as well as geography. She has designed unique POGIL Process Oriented Guided Inquiry Learning activities and standards-based grading protocols to enhance her courses and student success. For many years, she has been an avid volunteer for multiple local living history sites and has served on the Hickory Regional Science Olympiad Planning Committee. Kim enjoys her spare time cooking, doing various textile arts, and spending time outdoors.
BS, Chemistry, University of Central Florida
PhD, Chemistry, University of Florida