Kelly Butler

Kelly Butler, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Chemistry
Chemistry and Physics Department

Office Location:  St. Joseph Hall, 5th flr., North Wing, SJ540
Office Phone:  215.242.7988
E-Mail:  butler@chc.edu





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

Scholarly Interests

  • Chemical Education
  • Process Oriented Guided Inquiry Learning (POGIL)
  • Graphite ribbons, polyaromatic hydrocarbons, and fullerenes

Selected Presentations

  • Butler, K.E. POGIL in Physical Organic Chemistry. Presented at James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA, October 3, 2008.
  • Butler, K.E. POGIL in physical organic chemistry: Guided inquiry activities for an advanced undergraduate or introductory graduate course. Presented at the 236th American Chemical Society National Meeting, Philadelphia, PA, August 17-21, 2008; Paper CHED-62.
  • Butler, K.E. POGIL in an Advanced Organic Chemistry course. Presented at the 20th International Conference on Chemical Education, Mauritius, August 3-7, 2008; Paper O-251.
  • Butler, K.E. Guided inquiry activities for an Advanced Physical Organic Chemistry Course. Presented at the 6th Annual POGIL National Meeting, Arlington, TX, May 31-June 2, 2008.
  • Butler, K.E. POGIL Classrooms. Presented at the 2nd Annual MSPGP Mathematics and Science Educational Research Conference, Bryn Mawr, PA, October 27, 2007.
  • Butler, K.E.; Spencer, Laura Writing guided inquiry activities. Presented at the 5th Annual POGIL National Meeting, St. Louis, MO, May 19-22, 2007.
  • Butler, K.E. Guided inquiry activities on pericyclic reactions. Presented at the 233rd American Chemical Society National Meeting, Chicago, IL, March 25-29, 2007; Paper CHED-879.
  • Butler, K.E. Benefits and challenges of POGIL in an Organic Chemistry course. Presented at the 19th Biennial Conference on Chemical Education, West Lafayette, IN, July 30-Aug 3, 2006; Paper P318.
  • Butler, K.E. POGIL activities for an Advanced Organic Chemistry course. Presented at the 4th Annual POGIL National Meeting, Charleston, SC, May 23-25, 2006.
  • Butler, K.E. Student resistance to POGIL implementation in an Organic Chemistry course. Presented at the 37th Middle Atlantic Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society, New Brunswick, NJ, May 22-25, 2005; Paper GENE-827.

Selected Publications

  • Butler, K. E. POGIL in physical organic chemistry: Guided inquiry activities for an advanced undergraduate or introductory graduate course. Abstracts of Papers, 236th American Chemical Society National Meeting, August 17-21, 2008; American Chemical Society: Washington, DC, 2008; Paper CHED-62.
  • Butler, K. E. Guided inquiry activities on pericyclic reactions. Abstracts of Papers, 233rd American Chemical Society National Meeting, March 25-29, 2007; American Chemical Society: Washington, DC, 2007; Paper CHED-879.
  • Butler, K. E. Student resistance to POGIL implementation in an Organic Chemistry course. Abstracts, 37th Middle Atlantic Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society, May 22-25, 2005; American Chemical Society: Washington, DC, 2005; Paper GENE-827.
  • "Phenacenes: A Family of Graphite Ribbons. 3. Iterative Strategies for the Synthesis of Large Phenacenes," Frank B. Mallory, Kelly E. Butler, Amélie Bérubé, Eddie D. Luzik, Jr., Clelia W. Mallory, Emilie J.Brondyke, Rupa Hiremath, Phung L. Ngo, and Patrick J. Carroll, Tetrahedron 2001, 57, 3715-3724.
  • "Nuclear Spin-Spin Coupling via Nonbonded Interactions. 8. The Distance Dependence of Through-Space Fluorine-Fluorine Coupling," Frank B.Mallory, Clelia W. Mallory, Kelly E. Butler, Mary Beth Lewis, Qian Xia,Eddie D. Luzik, Jr., Laura E. Fredenburgh, Mercy M. Ramanjulu, Que N.Van, Michelle M. Francl, Dana A. Freed, Chandra C. Wray, Christine Hann, Maryellen Nerz-Stormes, Patrick J. Carroll, and Lisa E. Chirlian, Journal of the American Chemical Society 2000, 122, 4108-4116.
  • "Phenacenes: A Family of Graphite Ribbons. 2. Syntheses of Some [7]Phenacenes and an [11]Phenacene by Stilbene-like Photocyclizations," Frank B. Mallory, Kelly E. Butler, Amanda C. Evans, Emilie J. Brondyke, Clelia W. Mallory, Changqing Yang, and Aviva Ellenstein, Journal of the American Chemical Society 1997, 119, 2119-2124..
  • "Phenacenes: A Family of Graphite Ribbons. 1. Syntheses of Some [7]Phenacenes by Stilbene-like Photocyclizations," Frank B. Mallory, Kelly E. Butler, Amanda C. Evans, and Clelia W. Mallory, Tetrahedron Letters1996, 37, 7173-7176.

Workshops Facilitated

  • R. Daniel Libby, Kelly E. Butler, Robin Lasey, and Laura Spencer, Advanced Workshop: Classroom Facilitation and Writing Activities. Given for the POGIL Project. St. John Fisher College, Rochester, NY, July 10-12, 2008.
  • Kelly E. Butler, Juliette Lantz, and Alex Grushow, Introductory POGIL Workshop. Given for the POGIL Project. Rider University, Lawrenceville, NJ, January 16, 2008.
  • Kelly E. Butler, Juliette Lantz, and Sharadha Sambasivan, Introductory POGIL Workshop. Given for the POGIL Project. Bergen County Community College, Paramus, NJ, September 29, 2007.
  • Renee Cole, Andrew Bressette, Kelly E. Butler, and Marty Perry, Advanced Workshop: Classroom Facilitation and Writing Activities. Given for the POGIL Project. Colorado College, Colorado Springs, CO, July 19-21, 2007.
  • Kelly E. Butler, Process Oriented Guided Inquiry Learning in Chemistry. Given at the Milton Academy Institute for Science Inquiry. Milton, MA, June 25-27, 2007.
  • Kelly E. Butler, Developing POGIL Classroom Materials. Given at the 2007 Mid-Atlantic Discovery Chemistry Project Meeting. Washington College, Chestertown, MD, June 3-4, 2007.
  • R. Daniel Libby and Kelly E. Butler, Advanced POGIL Workshop: Improving Classroom Facilitation Skills. Given at the 19th Biennial Conference on Chemical Education. Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN, July 30-Aug. 3, 2006.
  • Andrew Bressette, Kelly E. Butler, and Susan E. Shadle, Three-day Introductory POGIL Workshop. Given for the POGIL Project. San Jose State University, San Jose, CA, July 17-19, 2006.
  • Andrew Bressette and Kelly E. Butler, One-day Introductory POGIL Workshop. Given for the POGIL Project. San Diego Miramar College, Mira Mesa, CA, July 15, 2006.
  • Kelly E. Butler and Laura Spencer, S11: POGIL Science. Given for the Math Science Partnership of Greater Philadelphia. Arcadia University, Glenside, PA, June 20-29, 2006.
  • Kelly E. Butler, Introductory POGIL Workshop. Given for the Knowles Science Teaching Foundation. Moorestown, NJ, March 31-April 1, 2006.
  • Kelly E. Butler and Laura Spencer, Introduction to POGIL. Given for the Bucks County Intermediate Unit. Doylestown, PA, January 24, 2006.
  • Kelly E. Butler and Laura Spencer, S11: POGIL Science. Given for the Math Science Partnership of Greater Philadelphia. Arcadia University, Glenside, PA, June 20-23, 2005.

Other Academic Information

  • Member of the Steering Committee for the POGIL Project.
  • Middle-Atlantic Regional Coordinator of the POGIL Project.
  • Member of the American Chemical Society