Name: Marita Barth
Area of Study / Position Title: Instructor
Why chemistry? (What about it initially interested you?): I love science and figuring out how things work. Chemistry is fun because you can apply it to so many different aspects of life to understand things better.
Research focus (in non-science terms) or basic job duties? I primarily teach Ecampus courses. Mostly I teach in the general chemistry for non-majors sequence, but I also teach environmental chemistry.
One thing you truly love about your job? I love the opportunity to help students – many of whom are terrified of chemistry – face their fears and work their way to success in the material. I *especially* love it when they come to appreciate or even enjoy the subject matter along the way.
One interesting/strange factoid about yourself. I did my BS at OSU, but did a year’s study abroad in New Zealand. It was amazing.