Mr. Eric L. Kemer

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Math, Science
Science, Mathematics

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MS, Northwestern University
BS, Materials Engineering, Brown University

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Eric graduated magna cum laude from Brown University in 1981 with a degree in materials engineering. After spending a year IBM in New York, he entered Northwestern University as Cabell Fellow, where he earned a master’s degree in materials science in 1984. From Northwestern, Eric headed to the Cabot Corporation in Boston, where he conducted applied research in the area of electronic materials. Just prior to coming to St. Andrew’s, he was a research fellow in the Department of Materials Science at Lehigh University.

Early in his career complemented his teaching of physics, chemistry and mathematics with science writing aimed at middle school age readers. He published two books, Making and Using Scientific Models (Franklin-Watts) and Experiments with Temperature and Heat (Enslow), the latter of which was updated for a younger readers in 2016.

During the 2000-01 academic year, Eric spent his sabbatical as a Visiting Scholar at Amherst College where he taught freshman chemistry and conducted research in molecular dynamics. In recent years, he has expanded his personal and teaching interests to include statistics and economics. He has also taught several VI Form tutorials related to topics in modern physics and cognitive science.

Eric, his wife, Susan, have three children, Benjamin ’04, Laura ’08 and Sarah ’11, and live in a house on the eastern edge of campus.