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Kelly Butler, Ph.D.

Kelly Butler, Ph.D.

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Chair of Chemistry
Professor of Chemistry
St. Joseph Hall, 5th flr., North Wing, SJ540
215.242.7988
Educational Background: 
  • Ph.D., Organic Chemistry, 2001, Bryn Mawr College
  • M.A., Organic Chemistry, 1996, Bryn Mawr College
  • A.B., Chemistry, 1993, Bryn Mawr College
Courses Taught: 
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Advanced Physical Organic Chemistry
  • Principles of Chemistry lab
Scholarly Interests: 
  • Chemical Education
  • Process Oriented Guided Inquiry Learning (POGIL)
  • Graphite ribbons, polyaromatic hydrocarbons, and fullerenes
  • Aromatic chemistry and photocyclizations
Awards: 

Fulbright Scholar, 2015-2016

Selected Publications: 

Butler, K. Physical Organic Chemistry: A Guided Inquiry Workbook, Pre-Market ed.; Pacific Crest: Lisle, IL: 2010.

Mallory, F. B.; Butler, K. E.; Bérubé, A.; Luzik, E. D., Jr.; Mallory, C. W.; Brondyke, E. J.; Hiremath, R.; Ngo, P.; Carroll, P. J. Phenacenes: A Family of Graphite Ribbons. 3. Iterative Strategies for the Synthesis of Large Phenacenes. Tetrahedron 2001, 57 (17), 3715-3724.

Mallory, F. B.; Mallory, C. W.; Butler, K. E.; Lewis, M. B.; Xia, A. Q.; Luzik, E. D., Jr.; Fredenburgh, L. E.; Ramanjulu, M. M.; Van, Q. N.; Francl, M. M.; Freed, D. A.; Wray, C. C.; Hann, C.; Nerz-Stormes, M.; Carroll, P. J.; Chirlian, L. E. Nuclear Spin-Spin Coupling via Nonbonded Interaction. 8. The Distance Dependence of Through-Space Fluorine-Fluorine Coupling J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2000, 122, 4108-4116.

Mallory, F. B.; Butler, K. E.; Evans, A. C.; Brondyke, E. J.; Mallory, C. W.; Yang, C.; Ellenstein, A. Phenacenes: A Family of Graphite Ribbons. 2. Syntheses of Some [7]Phenacenes and an [11]Phenacene by Stilbene-like Photocyclizations J. Am. Chem. Soc. 1997, 119, 2119-2124.

Mallory, F. B.; Butler, K. E.; Brondyke, E. J.; Mallory, C. W.   A new iterative synthesis of [n]phenacenes, a family of novel graphite ribbons.Book of Abstracts, 213th ACS National Meeting, April 13-17, 1997; American Chemical Society: Washington, DC, 1997; Paper ORGN-018.

Mallory, F. B.; Butler, K. E.; Evans, A. C.; and Mallory, C. W. Phenacenes: A Family of Graphite Ribbons. 1. Syntheses of Some [7]Phenacenes by Stilbene-like Photo-cyclizations Tetrahedron  Lett. 1996, 40, 7173-7176.

Selected Presentations and Workshops: 

Selected Presentations:

Butler, K. E. POGIL as a Method to Improve Students' Learning. Presented at the International Conference on the Impact of Chemical Research on Environment, Parner, India, February 17-18, 2016.

Butler, K. E. An introduction to POGIL. Presented at the Two-day International Conference on Innovations in Teaching, Learning and Evaluation in Higher Education, Pune, India, January 29-30, 2016.

Butler, K. E. Process oriented guided inquiry learning method. Presented at the Innovative Methods in Chemistry Education, Lucknow, India, October 8-10, 2015.

Butler, K. E.;* Cherukuri, J.; Libby, R. D.; Kussmaul C. POGIL in India: A collaboration between U.S. and Indian educators. Presented at the2014 International Conference on Chemical Education, Toronto, Canada, July 13-18, 2014. Paper 430.

Butler, K. E.;* Kussmaul C.;* Libby, R. D.* Adapting POGIL workshops and implementation to colleges in Hyderabad, India: Lessons learned. Presented at the 2014 POGIL National Meeting, St. Louis, MO, June 1-4, 2014.

Butler, K. E., Keynote Speaker at the International Workshop on Reviving Education by Implementing Active & Guided Inquiry Experiences in STEM (REIMAGINE STEM) Disciplines through Active & Guided Inquiry Learning Experiences 2013, Hyderabad, India, August 7-9, 2013.

Butler, K. E. Student Centered Learning. Presented at a faculty development workshop, Arcadia University, Glenside, PA, May 18, 2011.

* Presenter(s)

Selected Workshops:

Kelly E. Butler,* Y. Bhanusree, An Introduction to POGIL. Given at The 7th IEEE International Conference on Technology for Education, NIT-Warangal, India, December 10-12, 2015.

Kelly E. Butler,* Clif Kussmaul,* International Workshop on Reviving Education by Implementing Active & Guided Inquiry Experiences in STEM (REIMAGINE STEM). Given at AITAM, Tekkali, India, August 3-7, 2015.

Kelly E. Butler, Incorporating High-impact Teaching and Learning Strategies: Process Oriented Guided Inquiry Learning. Given at Miami Dade College, Miami, FL, March 6 2015.

Kelly E. Butler,* Renee Cole, Introduction to POGIL. Given at the 2014 International Conference on Chemical Education, Toronto, Canada, July 13-18, 2014.

Kelly E. Butler, Co-facilitator of the International Workshop on Reviving Education by Implementing Active & Guided Inquiry Experiences in STEM (REIMAGINE STEM) Disciplines through Active & Guided Inquiry Learning Experiences 2013, Hyderabad, India, August 7-9, 2013.

Kelly E. Butler, Classroom Facilitation: Implementing Activities; Writing: Reviewing and Brainstorming; Writing: Authoring/Feedback; and Writing: Robust Models. Given at the POGIL 2013 Northeast Regional 3-Day Workshop. Franklin and Marshall College, Lancaster, PA, June 20-22, 2013.

Kelly E. Butler, Writing: Activity Structure; Writing: Author Coaching; and Classroom Facilitation: Improving Facilitation. Given at the POGIL 2012 Northeast Regional Workshop, Quinnipiac University, Hamden, CT, July 10-12, 2012.

Kelly E. Butler,* Colleen Conway, POGIL: Enhancing Classroom Facilitation. Given at the 2012 Biennial Conference on Chemical Education, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA, July 29-August 2, 2012.

* Coordinating facilitator