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Faculty & Staff


photo of tracy knowlesTracy received a B.A. in chemistry from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga in 1992 and an M.S. in Environmental Science from Indiana University at Bloomington in 1998. 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 also teaches Chemistry and heads the BCTC BalloonSat team. The BalloonSat team launches balloons into the stratosphere to collect atmospheric data.

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

Wes Morris, Staff Instructor

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