Dr. Kristin Butterworth

Assistant Professor of Chemistry

Butterworth_Kristin_1.jpgDr. Butterworth has been a member of the Chemistry faculty at ETBU since August of 2013.  She obtained her undergraduate degree in Chemistry from Geneva College in Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania along with Math and Biology minors.  She then went on to earn her doctorate at the University of Buffalo in Buffalo, New York.  Although the transition to living in Texas is a drastic change, she enjoys the area and especially the ETBU family. 

Dr. Butterworth is teaching General Chemistry, Physical Science, and Quantitative Analysis.  She is also the coordinator for the American Chemical Society Student Chapter (Chemistry Club).  The group meets throughout the semester and will hold chemistry demonstrations and social events for both science students and the campus. 


"When I look at your heavens, the work of your fingers, the moon and the stars, which you have set in place, what is man that you are mindful of him, and the son of man that you care for him?  Yet you have made him a little lower than the heavenly beings and crowned him with glory and honor.”  Psalm 8:3-5

Education/Degrees/Years of attainment:

  • PhD in Physical Chemistry (2012)
    University at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY
  • B.S in Chemistry (2007)
    Geneva College, Beaver Falls, PA

 Teaching Experience:

  • Assistant Professor of Chemistry, East Texas Baptist University (2013-present)
  • Visiting Assistant Professor of Chemsitry, Westminster College (2012 - 2013)

Recent Scholarly Activity (Presentations, Publications, Etc.):

  • K. Butterworth, C. Chiang, B. Cunningham, M. Freindorf, T. Furlani, R. DeLeon, and J. F. Garvey, Reactions within Fluorobenzene-Ammonia Heterocluster Ions: Experiments & Theory, J. Phys. Chem. A 2012, 116, 1877.

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