Dr. Carrie Shepler

Director of First-year Chemistry carrie.shepler@chemistry.gatech.edu; Clough Commons 584A; 404-385-1342 

Carrie earned her Ph.D. in environmental radiochemistry from Washington State University and then turned her attention to chemical education as a teaching post-doctoral fellow. She came to Tech in 2008 as the undergraduate program coordinator for the School of Chemistry and Biochemistry, and she transitioned to her position in the freshman chemistry program in January 2011. Dr. Shepler regularly teaches CHEM 1211K and 1212K, and she is also involved in development and support of CHEM 1310. 

In her spare time, Dr. Shepler enjoys spending time with her husband (also a chemistry professor) and her dog, Omar. She loves to read and bake, and she enjoys watching football, college basketball, and baseball.  

Dr. Michael Evans

First-year Chemistry Laboratory Coordinator michael.evans@chemistry.gatech.edu; Clough Commons 584C

Michael obtained his Ph.D. in organic chemistry from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign in 2013. His graduate work focused on chemical education and involved the development and analysis of online resources for a blended organic chemistry course. He came to Tech in the summer of 2013 to serve as the Freshman Chemistry Laboratory Coordinator. In this role, he coordinates the laboratory portions of all three Freshman Chemistry courses (CHEM 1211K, 1212K, and 1310). He also studies, develops, and implements new pedagogies and experiments for the freshman labs.

In his spare time, Michael enjoys spending time with his wife Jess, running, hiking, and computer programming. He also loves exploring the massive expanse that is Atlanta and discovering new attractions, restaurants, and people.

Dr. Amanda Stephens

Director of Undergraduate Advising amanda.stephens@chemistry.gatech.edu; Clough Commons 584B

Amanda graduated from Vanderbilt University in 2014 with her Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry. Amanda's graduate research focused on applications of novel reactions to natural product synthesis. Dr. Stephens started her career at Georgia Tech as the Organic and Inorganic Synthesis Laboratory Coordinator in 2014 and transitioned to her new role as Director of Undergraduate Advising for the School of Chemistry & Biochemistry in 2020. Dr. Stephens also supports instruction in the First-Year Chemistry program and in the Organic Chemistry sequence.

In her free time, Dr. Stephens enjoys spending time with her husband and two children. She loves to knit and play video games (not necessarily at the same time) and has started an on-campus knitting and crafting group for Chemistry & Biochemistry majors.