Name: Kim Thackray

Area of study / position title: Chemistry Ecampus Coordinator

Why chemistry? (What about it initially interested you, etc.) – Tell me a funny story

I have always loved Chemistry (I have a rusty undergraduate degree in Chemical Engineering), so was thrilled to be able to join the Chemistry department staff. I understand what it is like to have acid holes in the front of all your jeans.

Research focus (in non-science terms) or basic job duties?

My main duties are—

* supporting the Ecampus faculty

* collecting and analyzing data to show the effectiveness of our program

* reviewing transcripts and managing override requests for Ecampus students

* working to grow our online program through marketing and outreach


One thing that you truly love about your job?

Our online students come from all over the world, and take our classes for a million different reasons. One thing I really love is talking with a potential student who doesn’t really know what they want, and helping them to understand our program and find a class that meets their needs. Turning a “potential student” into an “OSU student” gives me a thrill!

One interesting/strange factoid about yourself.

I lived in Barcelona for 4 years when my children were small.

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