The Department of Chemistry is pleased to announce that Dr. Angela Bischof has been named Director of General Chemistry Labs for the Penn State undergraduate chemistry program.
Bischof earned her bachelor’s degree at Duquesne University and completed her doctoral studies at Penn State. Before accepting this position, which she will begin in July, she served as an assistant teaching professor of chemistry here at Penn State. For over four years, she has taught a variety of general, organic, and analytical chemistry lab courses for the undergraduate programs.
As the Director of General Chemistry Labs, Bischof will be responsible for the management and direction of undergraduate general chemistry labs, including curriculum development, the acquisition of new instrumentation, and hiring and supervising Teaching Assistants. She hopes she will be able to connect with students in unique ways in her new role, noting that she aims to engage students with relevant chemistry through case studies and research projects while building soft skills like writing and data analysis.
Department Head Phil Bevilacqua noted, “We are delighted that Angela will be joining us as Director of the General Chemistry Labs. The department welcomes Angela and looks forward to working with her in the years to come.”
“I'm very excited to continue my career as part of Penn State Chemistry,” Bischof adds, “I knew when I started graduate school here (a decade ago!) that this was the kind of place where I could spend a good many years and be happy, intellectually challenged, and supported by a wonderful community.”
The Department of Chemistry looks forward to welcoming Angela Bischof as the Director of General Chemistry Labs.