Kathy Carrigan

School Attended:
Bridgewater State (University), Bridgewater MA, BS in Chemistry
University of Colorado, Boulder, CO. MS, Physical-Organic Chemistry

Current Position:
Full Time Faculty at Portland Community College, Portland OR.
(Soon to be retired and becoming part of the Part-Time Faculty team.)

What do you love about your job?
I love finding new ways to explain the same concepts to students. I enjoy mentoring new Faculty.

What career advice would you give your 18 year old self?
I would have told myself to look into being an astronaut!

What is your dream vacation?
Exploring Egypt.

If you had to wear a t-shirt with one word on it for one year, what word would you choose?
Peace

If you could instantly become an expert in something, what would it be? 
Speaking a number of languages.

Ask me about: 
Being a chemistry educator and mentor, developing curriculum and assessment, developing online chemistry courses, mentoring New Faculty, inclusive and equitable teaching practices, how to encourage your students who not might be willing learners, creative and interactive teaching practices, how to develop student centered learning practices, academic lab design, academic lab writing, collaborative teaching, and experience "stories" to help guide young people to move forward in their careers while balancing life.