Kathleen M. Hess

Kathleen M. Hess
Senior Lecturer in Chemistry 

Research Areas: Guided inquiry organic and inorganic experiments, green chemistry principles, renewable energy, liberal learning, interdisciplinary studies

Contact Information:
Office: GeoChem 347
Phone: 401-863-1193
Research@Brown Profile 

As a lecturer in the department, Dr. Hess is primarily responsible for teaching and managing the undergraduate organic laboratories. Dr. Hess has incorporated many aspects of a research laboratory in the undergraduate laboratories. Students are currently using Library resources such as Reaxys to obtain primary literature sources that relate to their experiments. Analysis of experimental data is obtained with modern instruments. All experiments are inquiry based to incorporate the true nature of scientific research. 


CHEM0080E: Exploration of the Chemistry of Renewable Energy
CHEM0350 Laboratory: Organic Chemistry (first semester)
CHEM0360 Laboratory: Organic Chemistry (second semester)
CHEM0500 Laboratory: Inorganic Chemistry
CHEM1660: Instrumental Analysis with Environmental Applications

Research Statement:

Developing pedagogy that incorporates guided inquiry experiments, research methods, and green principles into undergraduate laboratories. 


Ph.D., University of Chicago (1991)
M.S., University of Chicago (1989)
B.S., DePaul University (1985)