Chemistry Department - Term Instructor
Office Location: CPSB 302 N
Contact Information:OlenaMurdoch
Phone #: (907) 786-1222
Fax #: (907) 786-4607
E-mail: omurdoch@uaa.alaska.edu
Spring 2014 Office Hours:
  • Mondays: 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
  • Tuesdays: 3:00 pm - 5:30 pm
  • Thursdays: 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
  • Fridays: 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm 
Classes Taught - Past and Present:
  • Contemporary Chemistry - Chem 055
  • Contemporary Chemistry Lab - Chem 055L
  • Survey of Chemistry - Chem 103
  • Survey of Chemistry Lab - Chem 103L
  • Introduction to Organic and Biochemistry Lab - Chem 104L
  • General chemistry I Lab - Chem 105L
  • General Chemistry II Lab - Chem 106L
Degree(s):
  • Bachelor of Science, Chemistry, Kherson State University, Kherson, Ukraine
  • Bachelor of Science, Natural Sciences, University of Alaska Anchorage, Anchorage
  • Master of Science, Environmental Science and Technology, University of Alaska Anchorage, Anchorage (in progress).
Background:
Mrs. Murdoch completed her Natural Sciences degree program with a math minor in order to improve and widen her knowledge of science and to prepare for a masters degree program. She did research as a research assistant with Dr. Jerzy Maselko in complex systems during the summers of 2004 and 2005, and with Dr. Beverly Barker in chemical education during the summer of 2006 and spring of 2007. In the summer of 2008, Mrs. Murdoch participated in a workshop of the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning with Dr. Beverly Barker. Mrs. Murdoch is currently doing research with Dr. Aaron Dotson on biochar as part of her M.S. program. The attached picture of Mrs. Murdoch was taken in May of 2009 in Odessa, Ukraine.