Faculty Bio

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Kimberly Farah, Ph.D.Professor of Chemistry Office: Wass Hall
Tel: 617-243-2135
Email: kfarah@lasell.edu


Department:
Mathematics and Science

Degrees:

  • Ph.D. Chemistry, University of Massachusetts, Lowell
  • M.S. Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Science, University of Florida Gainesville
  • M.S.E. Civil Engineering, University of Massachusetts, Lowell
  • B.S. Materials Engineering, Virginia Polytechnical Institute and State University

Courses:

  • CHEM 203/204 General Chemistry
  • PHYS 111/112 General Physics
  • CJ 205 Forensics
  • ENV 301 Environmental Field Sampling

Biography:
Dr. Kimberly Farah's scholarly interests are in the areas of new analytical techniques for environmental analysis, toxicology, stormwater engineering and statistical process control. She has co-authored two book chapters. Additionally she has published numerous articles in national and international journals including the American Production Inventory Control Society (APICS) Journal, American Environmental Laboratory, The Journal of Environmental Science and Health, Applied Spectroscopy Reviews Talanta, and the Microchemical Journal. She has presented at both regional and national meetings of the American Chemical Society and the Society for Applied Spectroscopy. Her current research involves the use of gravel wetlands for the improvement of stormwater quality and evaluation of the Toxics Use Reduction Act as enacted by the state of Massachusetts.

Prior to her position at Lasell College, Dr. Farah was an officer in the U.S. Army. She served as platoon leader and company executive officer for the forwardly deployed missile maintenance company of the 702nd Maintenance Battalion, 2nd Infantry Division, Korea. Subsequent to that deployment, she was responsible for the planning, directing and coordinating of the fielding of the Multiple Launch Rocket System (MLRS) companies and associated test equipment in the United States, Europe, and Korea. She has been awarded the overseas service ribbon, the Army Achievement Medal, and the Army Commendation Medal. In addition to her research work, Dr. Farah acts an assistant moderator for the International Baccalaureate Organization in Cardiff, Wales. She also volunteers as a national speaker for Chinese Children Adoption International. She has been recognized in Who's Who of American Women, Who's Who in American Education, Who's Who in Science and Engineering, Who's Who in America, and Who's Who in the World.

How do your course topics help students at Lasell College outside of scientific research?
"I believe that the analytical thinking skills developed in science courses can be applied to any area of inquiry and study. Additionally, there is a real need for students and citizens to become aware of the significance of science in order to make wise decisions both in the workplace and in community."

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