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Kenneth A.


Faculty Member, Saint Joseph High School Aug 2012-Current
Responsible for developing and maintaining current AP Biology and AP Chemistry curricula in addition to teaching
General Chemistry and General Biology. Manages the Science National Honor Society and Science Club for the
school, in addition to planning, executing, and overseeing senior student activities and guidance as the schools
Senior Class Moderator. Was in charge of organizing the presentation of data for Western Catholic Education
Association E3 accreditation, earning the school the maximum available duration until reaccreditation is required.
Has experience teaching AP Chemistry, AP Biology, General Chemistry, General Biology, Geometry, Algebra II,
and Conceptual Physics.
Chemistry Teaching Associate, CSU Long Beach Aug. 2010-Dec. 2011
Coordinated with college faculty to ensure student quality of education extended from lecture classes to applied
laboratory settings. Oversaw teaching laboratory experiments in classrooms averaging 30 students. Ensured that
compliance with CAL-OSHA chemical and personal safety regulations were maintained throughout experiments.
Provided instruction and education regarding numerous topics related to the following classes: General Chemistry A
and B, Chemistry for Today's World, and Introduction to General Chemistry. Developed supplemental educational
materials to facilitate students understanding of information. Provided personal tutoring for students during both
office hours and in personal time.
Senior Lab Technician/Stockroom Manager, Whittier College Chemistry Department Aug. 2008-May 2010
Oversaw the hiring of student employees and was responsible for the management of research and teaching labs.
Worked alongside department faculty to establish teaching-laboratory experiments and procedures within annual
cost guidelines. Ensured department-wide compliance with CAL-OSHA regulation related to chemical exposure,
storage, use and disposal in addition to establishing personal safety guidelines. Forecast yearly supply and chemical
usage and coordinated with vendors to meet department needs in a cost-effective manner.
Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles, CA Masters of Secondary Education, 2015-Current
Expected graduation December 2016
CA SB 2042 Single Subject Chemistry Teaching Credential to be obtained in December 2016
Member of Kappa Delta Pi, International Education Honors Society
California State University Long Beach, Long Beach, CA - Masters of Science in Biochemistry, 2010-2011
Whittier College, Whittier, CA - Bachelor of Arts in Biochemistry and Liberal Arts, 2004-2008
President (2007), Vice President (2006) and Secretary (2005) of the Lancer Society of Whittier College
Chair of Lancer Society Financial Committee (2012)
John Greenleaf Whittier Academic Merit Scholarship recipient, 2004-2008
John Greenleaf Whittier Art Talent Scholarship recipient, 2004-2008
K Irvine, R Isovitsch, D Iimoto. Antibiotic Activity of Echinacea Herb in Cultures of Escherichia coli and
Staphylococcus aureus. Poster presentation at 2009 American Chemical Society National Conference
in Division of Medicinal Chemistry.
V Narayanaswami, T Vu, T Tran, M Rafay, K Irvine. Oxidative Stress and Cardiovascular Disease - The ApoE
Connection. Poster presentation at 2011 CSU - Long Beach Faculty Research Symposium.
T Tran, T Vu, S Kim, K Irvine, V Narayanaswami. Potential Role of Oxidative Stress in Modulating Structure
and Function of Apolipoprotein E. Poster presentation at 2011 Children's Hospital of Oakland Research
Institute Student Research Symposium.
T Tran, T Vu, S Kim, K Irvine, V Narayanaswami. Acrolein, a Tobacco Smoke Component, Alters Structure
and Function of ApoE. Poster presentation at 2011 CSU - Long Beach CNSM Student Research
T Tran, S Kim, K Irvine, T Vu, V Narayanaswami. 2012. Biophysical and Biochemical Characterization of
Acrolein-Modified Apolipoprotein E. Biophysical Journal. 102: 3 (p46a).