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Amy Burke, MS

Instructor of Physical Science
864.977.2084
amy.burke@ngu.edu
Unit: Physical Science
Location: Tigerville, SC

“My concern is that we are taking the fun and wow out of science in the middle and high school years, so I want to help students create a connection between what they learn in class and their everyday experience. I think one of the best ways I can be a witness for Christ is by leading others to appreciate the glory and complexity of God’s creation.”
  • Teaching & Education

    You will learn with me when taking courses in chemistry, including laboratory.

    Degrees

    • B.S,  Chemistry, University of Kentucky
    • MS, Organic Chemistry, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • Professional Experience

    My experience includes working in research and development of structural adhesives and coatings, emphasizing electronics applications, and teaching at NGU since 2014.

  • My Story

    I moved from corporate R&D to full-time motherhood when my family arrived in this area in 2000. After spending time volunteering in the public school system and working with the children’s ministry at my church, I became interested in teaching as a profession. I began as an adjunct instructor at NGU, eventually becoming a full-time faculty member.

    Favorite Course to Teach: General Chemistry, because that course is often the first in-depth view of chemical principles that students encounter.

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