Karen Kettler

Assistant Professor of Biology




  • BS, Biology, Bloomsburg University of PA, 1998
  • MS, Biology, California University of PA, 2002
  • EdD, Curriculum and Instruction (concentration: science education) West Virginia University


  • Bio 105 – Life Sciences for the Non-major
  • Bio 140 – Life Sciences I for Elementary K-6 Majors
  • Bio 210 – Fundamentals of Biomedical Terminology
  • Bio 340 – Life Sciences II for Elementary K-6 and 5-9 Specialization

Current Research Projects:

  • Science Teaching Efficacy Beliefs and the Lived Experience of Preservice Teachers
  • Exploring in-service teachers’ perceptions of preparedness for teaching environmental concepts using the professional development experience: Nature Leaders Training School

Interests and Hobbies:

Working with West Liberty Elementary on Problem-Based Learning projects for preservice teachers.  Reading, walking the dog, going to the movies, eating dessert

Office: Arnett Hall 208C
Phone: (304) 336-8070
E-Mail: [email protected]
West Liberty University
208 University Drive
College Union Box 139
West Liberty, WV 26074