Mr. Eric L. Kemer

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Math, Science
Chemistry, 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 the following year at 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.

Eric has an active interest in the philosophy and history of science and science writing. He has published two books, Making and Using Scientific Models (Franklin-Watts) and Experiments with Temperature and Heat (Enslow).

During the 2000-01 academic year, Eric spent his sabbatical as Visiting Scholar in the chemistry department at Amherst College where he taught introductory chemistry and conducted research in molecular dynamics.

In his spare time, Eric enjoys running the campus trails and playing blues harmonica.

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.