At Saint Paul College, Penny Starkey is the Department Chair for Math and Science. She currently teaches Principles of Chemistry 1 and 2, General Physics 1 and 2, and Natural Disasters. She originally was hired at Saint Paul College as a part-time instructor in 2002, and became a full-time instructor in Liberal Arts and Sciences in 2004. Penny has also taught Introductory Physics at Saint Paul College and the College of St. Catherine. She earned a PhD in Chemical Engineering at the University of Minnesota, after earning a BA in Physics at the University of St. Thomas. Prior to coming to Saint Paul College, she worked for 5 years in industry, most recently in the biomedical device field. Penny enjoys helping students understand and appreciate chemistry, while also helping them move towards their career goals.