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Kimberly Farah, Ph.D.

Kimberly Farah

Office: STC 306

Tel: 617-243-2135


Pronouns: She/Her


  • Ph.D. Chemistry, University of Massachusetts, Lowell
  • M.S. Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Science, University of Florida Gainesville (Forensic Science)
  • M.S.E. Civil Engineering, University of Massachusetts, Lowell
  • B.S. Materials Engineering, Virginia Polytechnical Institute and State University


  • CHEM 203/204 General Chemistry
  • PHYS 111/112 General Physics
  • CJ 205 Forensics
  • ENV 301 Environmental Field Sampling

Dr. Kimberly Farah's scholarly interests are in the areas of new analytical techniques for chemical analysis, intergenerational teaching and learning, and inquiry-based learning. She has co-authored three book chapters and has had a forensic case study accepted for publication by the National Center for Case Study Teaching in Science. Additionally, she has published numerous articles in national and international journals including the Journal of Environmental Science and Health, American Environmental Laboratory, the Journal of College Science Teaching, Applied Spectroscopy Reviews and the Microchemical Journal. She has presented at both regional and national meetings of the American Chemical Society, National Science Teachers Association, and the Society for Applied Spectroscopy. Her current research involves geological fingerprinting using laser-induced spectroscopy, using case studies for teaching forensic science, and intergenerational teaching and learning.

Prior to her position at Lasell University, Dr. Farah was an ordnance officer in the U.S. Army. She served as platoon leader and company executive officer for the forwardly deployed missile maintenance company of the 702nd Maintenance Battalion, 2nd Infantry Division, Korea. Subsequent to that deployment, she was responsible for the planning, directing and coordinating of the fielding of the Multiple Launch Rocket System (MLRS) companies and associated test equipment in the United States, Europe, and Korea. She has been awarded the overseas service ribbon, the Army Achievement Medal, and the Army Commendation Medal. In addition to her research work, Dr. Farah acts an assistant moderator for the International Baccalaureate Organization in Cardiff, Wales. She also volunteers as a national speaker for Chinese Children Adoption International. She has been recognized in Who's Who of American Women, Who's Who in American Education, Who's Who in Science and Engineering, Who's Who in America, and Who's Who in the World.

How do your course topics help students at Lasell University outside of scientific research?

"I believe that the analytical thinking skills developed in science courses can be applied to any area of inquiry and study. Additionally, there is a real need for students and citizens to become aware of the significance of science in order to make wise decisions both in the workplace and in community."