FACULTY SPOTLIGHT ON: Kate Masters, senior lecturer, Department of Chemistry, Eberly College of Science and faculty affiliate, Schreyer Institute for Teaching Excellence
Dr. Kate Masters served this past fall as the Schreyer Institute’s first faculty affiliate. A senior lecturer in Chemistry since 2004, Masters has won multiple teaching awards, including the George W. Atherton Award for Excellence in Teaching in 2012. In addition to her extensive teaching background, Masters conducts research on synthetic organic chemistry and has served in a variety of leadership roles. She currently serves as head of undergraduate advising and is a member of a unique group of Chemistry faculty who meet regularly to discuss teaching.
As a faculty affiliate, she supported the Institute’s efforts by collaborating with other Penn State faculty. These collaborations focused on professional development activities designed to improve teaching and develop best practices for mentoring students. Read Full Story