Learning chemistry teaches you how to solve problems. A liberal arts education teaches you how to put those problems in context.
PhD, The Pennsylvania State University
MS, The Pennsylvania State University
BS, Oklahoma Baptist University
Areas of Expertise
- Organic chemistry
- Chemical education
- Community-based Research
- Contaminants in local water
- Degradation of organic molecules
- Analysis of coffee
Courses Recently Taught
- Chem 221 Organic Chemistry I
- Chem 222 Organic Chemistry II
- Chem 221L Organic Chemistry I Lab
- Chem 222L Organic Chemistry II Lab
- Chem 118 Integrated General, Organic, and Biochemistry
Georgia College & State University, Associate Professor of Chemistry, Department of Chemistry & Physics
Creative and Scholarly Work
- Cossey, K.; Lisse, C.; Mills, C.; Metzker, J.; Richards, R. Using the climate debate to revitalize general chemistry cCWCS workshop (Chemistry Collaborations Workshops and Communities of Scholars, an NSF sponsored program). Charlotte, NC. June 12-15th, 2014. 3 Day Workshop
- Cossey, K. Reducing lecture and increasing impact in an organic I course: Design and assessment. ACS National Meeting, New Orleans, LA. April, 2013. Oral Presentation. Session: Increasing Student Comprehension and Retention in the Undergraduate Organic or Inorganic Curriculum.
- Schaafsma, B. and Cossey, K. Comparing the amount of caffeine in store-bought versus locally roasted Blackbird coffee, Council of Public Liberal Arts Colleges (COPLAC) Southeast Regional Undergraduate Conference, University of North Carolina, Asheville, NC, April 2015.
- Davis, K. and Cossey, K. Degradation of estrogen: An NMR study, 249th American Chemical Society (ACS) National Meeting, Denver, CO, March 2015. (Student Presentation) Oral Presentation.
The American Chemical Society (ACS), Chemical Education Division