Kathy Shaffer

Kathy Shaffer
Associate Teaching Professor and Adviser, Science
Office Phone
Office Location
121 Forker Lab
147 Shenango Avenue
Sharon, PA 16146

Dr. Shaffer has been an instructor in Chemistry at Penn State Shenango since 2014, having previously taught at a number of colleges and universities in western Pennsylvania.  She is also the campus Faculty Athletic Representative and an advisor of the STEM Club.

She is very active in outreach activities, organizing the annual Girl Scout Badge Day and STEAM Day each year.  She was the recipient of the Teaching Excellence Award in 2017.

Outside of the classroom she enjoys outdoor activities and volunteering with the Girl Scouts. 

Research Interests

Chemistry outreach

Green chemistry in introductory chemistry laboratories


Postdoctoral Research Associate, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, 1994-1995

Doctorate in Chemistry, University of Pittsburgh, 1994

Bachelor in Chemistry, Allegheny College, 1988