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Dr. Brent Eldridge, Professor

Photo of Brent EldridgeBrent received a B.S. degree in Chemistry from Morehead State University and an M.S. in Analytical Chemistry from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville, and a Ph.D. from the College of Educational Policy Studies and Evaluation at the University of Kentucky. He worked as a forensic chemist for the Kentucky State Police. Brent began teaching chemistry at Southeast Community College in 1993 before transferring to Bluegrass Community and Technical College in 1996.

BCTC Newtown Campus, Science Education Center 205Q, (859) 246-6462, brent.eldridge@kctcs.edu

Tracy Knowles, Professor

photo of tracy knowlesTracy earned a B.A. in chemistry from the University of Tennessee and a M.S. in environmental science from Indiana University at Bloomington. She worked as an environmental analytical chemist at Oak Ridge National Lab. She has also taught and worked at the Indiana University School of Public and Environmental Affairs. Tracy began teaching chemistry and environmental science at Bluegrass Community and Technical College in 2000.

BCTC Newtown Campus, Science Education Center 205G, (859) 246-6460, tracy.knowles@kctcs.edu

 

Wes Morris, PhD

photo of wes morrisWes completed an A.S. degree and earned degrees in Environmental Science Technology and Biotechnology at Bluegrass Community and Technical College. During his time at BCTC, Wes worked as an intern for the U.S. Department of Energy at Argonne National Laboratory, where he worked on developing water use projections for the Upper Mississippi River Basin. He then went on to earn his B.S. in Natural Resources and Environmental Science and Ph.D. in Integrated Plant and Soil Sciences from the University of Kentucky, where he studied the rhizosphere of nickel hyperaccumulating plants. Wes joined BCTC as Staff Instructor for the Chemistry and Environmental Science Technology Programs in 2019.

BCTC Newtown Campus, Science Education Center 215, (859) 246-6458, wes.morris@kctcs.edu

Dr. Shelley Newman Larrabee, Instructor

photo of dr. shelley newmanShelley received her B.A. in Chemistry and Biochemistry from Knox College in 2003 and her Ph.D. in Biological Chemistry from the University of Kentucky while studying under Dr. David A Butterfield. Shelley completed her doctoral research focused on the increased early oxidation of proteins in the Alzheimer's disease brain. After completion of her degree, she remained at UK for 2 years as a general chemistry instructor. Shelley became an adjunct faculty member at BCTC in 2010 and the Chemical Hygiene Officer in 2015. She became full-time faculty at the college in 2017.

BCTC Newtown Campus, Science Education Center 205F, (859) 246-6571, shelley.larrabee@kctcs.edu