Professor Christine Blaine teaches analytical, inorganic and general chemistry. Her research involves the impact of road salting on the Pike River Watershed. Her research specifically examines chloride concentrations in water and soil samples due to water runoff from roadways and sidewalks. Students performing research with Prof. Blaine gain experience with environmental sampling techniques, spectroscopic instrumentation, and quantification of trace contaminants in the water. Research results have been presented at the Midstates Consortium and regional and national American Chemistry Society Meetings.
Prof. Blaine also has extensive experience in writing and designing new laboratories for the general, analytical and inorganic curriculum. In addition to her research and laboratory interests, she is involved in doing science experiments with elementary and high school students in the Kenosha area. She was awarded Carthage's Distinguished Teaching Award in 2010.
She earned her B.A. degree from the College of St. Benedict and a Ph.D. in inorganic chemistry from the University of Minnesota. She joined the Carthage faculty in 1995. Read more.
"Dr. Blaine really gets excited about the material she teaches, which makes the students get excited as well, and makes the class a more enjoyable experience. She's not afraid to make the students laugh in class, and the way she teaches makes the material really approachable for students. Her door is always open, and she is always willing to help with any problem."
— Rachel Martin, '13
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