Chemistry faculty member invited to speak at WVU

A chemistry faculty member at Pennsylvania College of Technology recently served as an invited speaker in a seminar at West Virginia University in Morgantown, W.Va.

Kelly B. Butzler, associate professor of chemistry, was invited to present “Flip Your Class! A Paradigm Shift for Teaching in the 21st Century” at a seminar hosted Oct. 24 by the university’s department of physiology and pharmacology.

A “flipped classroom” moves lectures online, outside of class and moves assignments into the classroom, where teachers can provide guidance and answer questions.

Butzler, who writes a blog titled “Kelly’s 24-Hour Classroom” for Penn College faculty, is pursuing a doctorate in education, specializing in e-learning. She has taught at Penn College for 14 years. She holds a bachelor’s degree in chemistry from Gettysburg College, as well as a bachelor’s degree in education and a master’s degree in organic chemistry from North Carolina State University.

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