Dr. Catherine Klehm
Associate Professor of Chemistry
With duties as a professor, leader, advisor, musician and mother, Catherine Klehm has a pretty full plate. Klehm teaches Pre-Med and Chemistry lectures and labs for both science majors and non-majors alike. She also teaches Science Education classes and the Honors Leadership class. Additionally, Klehm serves as the advisor for the Science Education majors. In the midst of all of this, however, she thanks God for all the opportunity and fullness of life He has given her.
Prior to teaching at ORU, Klehm was a student at ORU herself. She majored in Science Education and continues to put those skills to use as she now teaches the classes she once took. The gifting to teach clearly runs in Klehm’s family. Her father was an ORU professor in the Biology department for over 30 years.
When asked about her favorite part of the ORU atmosphere, Klehm responds, “I love seeing the passion of the students in their career choice and in the call from God on their lives.”
With such a busy schedule, Klehm still remains grounded. She clearly has fervor for teaching and deeply cares about getting important information rooted into students. Her passion lies in helping her students learn—in whatever forms that takes. This fits hand-in-hand with her teaching style—to teach for understanding.