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Catherine Shea

Catherine Shea

Catherine Shea


Phone: (408)855-5260
Office Location: SCI-118
Department: Chemistry


  • M.S. in Chemistry
    • California State University, Hayward
  • M.S. in Education
    • California State University, Hayward
  • Certified Hazardous Materials Manager
    • University of California, Santa Cruz
  • B.S. in Chemistry, minor in Mathematics,
    • Marywood College, Scranton, PA.


In graduate school, Catherine worked on the implementation of Audio-Visual instruction for the optimization of the Atomic Absorption Spectrophotometer.  She also worked on Caustic vs Acidic Digestion – Analyzing Fe-impregnated Zeolite X using Atomic Absorption Spectrophotometry. 

Courses Taught

  • Fundamental Chemistry - 030A
  • Introductory Chemistry - 002
  • General Chemistry - 001A/001B
  • Chemistry Honors Seminar - 081H

Fun Facts

Catherine enjoys musical theatre, yoga, traveling, and taking long walks with her dog, Lady. She does Agility classes and K9 Nose Work classes with Lady in her spare time.