Chemistry Professor Invited to Join Penn State Innovation Team

Published 10.25.2016

Natural Science
Faculty & Staff
School of Sciences, Humanities & Visual Communications News

Kelly B. Butzler, associate professor of chemistry at Pennsylvania College of Technology, has been invited to be a member of Penn State’s Learning Innovation Forum Team, a cross-university brain trust working to advance learning and education through collaboration.

LIFT aims to contribute to the progress of Penn State as a leader in the transformation of education for the betterment of its students and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Insight provided by the team will complement advancements in various educational areas including curricula, instruction, operations efficiencies, recruitment, retention and student success, and facilitate innovation across the university.

Butzler was selected as a Penn College representative to the team based on her creative approaches and passionate desire to transform education.

Kelly B. ButzlerButzler is an educational advocate for “flipped classrooms” – a blended learning approach to standard classrooms. Flipped classrooms move lectures online, outside of class, and move assignments into the classroom where teachers can provide guidance and answer questions. Butzler’s work has been published in national and international educational journals.

A resident of Jersey Shore and a native of Red Lion, Butzler has taught at Penn College for 18 years. She holds a Doctorate of Education, specializing in e-learning, from Northcentral University, a master’s degree in organic chemistry and a bachelor’s degree in science education from North Carolina State University, as well as a bachelor’s degree in chemistry from Gettysburg College.

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