Kimberly Cossey

Faculty Profiles

Kimberly Cossey

Kimberly Cossey

Assistant Professor
Chemistry Physics

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
  • Assessment

Research Interests 

  • 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

Professional Experience 

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.

Professional Memberships 

The American Chemical Society (ACS), Chemical Education Division