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Dr. Catherine Klehm

Associate Professor of Chemistry


Degrees/Credentials

B.S. in Chemistry/Science Secondary Education,
Oral Roberts University
M.Ed. in Chemistry/Secondary Teaching Methods in Science,
Northeastern State University
Ed.D. in Chemistry/Education Administration in Higher
Education, Oklahoma State University


Contact Information

phone: 918.495.6919
e-mail: cklehm@oru.edu

Academic Highlights

Profile


Curriculum Vitae
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Presentations

  • Taught Intel’s “Teach to the Future” curriculum for secondary teaching students in the fall semester, 2002 and several lectures of the course, “Educational Technology” in the spring semester, 2003.
  •  “Studying the Effects of Multimedia-Enhanced Chemistry Lectures of Student Learning,” Klehm, C. E. 2001 Pentasectional Meeting of the American Chemical Society, Duncan, OK.
Publications
  • Study General Chemistry II Lab to Show Yourself Approved…To Go Into Every Person’s World, a lab manual for the ORU CHE 112 course, 2008, Klehm, C.E.
  • Studying the Effects of Multimedia-Enhanced Chemistry Lectures on Student Learning, Doctoral Dissertation on file at Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK.
  • Exciting Alternatives to Traditional Science Teaching, Master’s Thesis on file at Northeastern State University Library, Tahlequah, OK


With duties as a professor, leader, advisor, musician and mother, Catherine Klehm has a pretty full plate. Klehm teaches Pre-Med and Chemistry lectures and labs for both science majors and non-majors alike. She also teaches Science Education classes and the Honors Leadership class. Additionally, Klehm serves as the advisor for the Science Education majors. In the midst of all of this, however, she thanks God for all the opportunity and fullness of life He has given her.

Prior to teaching at ORU, Klehm was a student at ORU herself. She majored in Science Education and continues to put those skills to use as she now teaches the classes she once took. The gifting to teach clearly runs in Klehm’s family. Her father was an ORU professor in the Biology department for over 30 years.

When asked about her favorite part of the ORU atmosphere, Klehm responds, “I love seeing the passion of the students in their career choice and in the call from God on their lives.”
With such a busy schedule, Klehm still remains grounded. She clearly has fervor for teaching and deeply cares about getting important information rooted into students. Her passion lies in helping her students learn—in whatever forms that takes. This fits hand-in-hand with her teaching style—to teach for understanding.

Outside of the classroom, you may discover the musician inside of Klehm. She is also skilled in singing and playing the violin. At home, she enjoys gardening and playing with her children.