Keith Krumpe, Ph.D.

Dean of Natural Sciences and Professor of Chemistry
223 Phillips Hall, CPO 1411
Keith Krumpe is Dean of Natural Sciences and Professor of Chemistry at the University of North Carolina at Asheville. Originally from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Keith received a bachelor’s in chemistry from Allegheny College (1985) and a doctorate in organic chemistry at Emory University (1991). After completing his postdoctoral research fellowship at the University of Pittsburgh, he joined the faculty at UNC Asheville in 1992 where he served as chair of chemistry (2003-2009) before becoming dean. As a supervisor of undergraduate research, Keith's focus has been on the synthesis of biologically active molecules and the development of new synthetic methodologies. His involvement in undergraduate research has also included serving on the editorial staff of the Proceedings for the National Conference on Undergraduate Research (NCUR) for 15 years and serving as the onsite editor for the proceedings at each annual NCUR during that period. Since becoming involved with SENCER, Keith has expanded his scholarly focus to include teaching and learning; specifically, he is actively involved in developing SENCER-ized General Chemistry and Organic Chemistry courses for STEM majors, and in using SENCER to improve pre-medical education. Keith's work with SENCER has also included serving as a Summer Institute faculty member, as a senior associate, as a Leadership Fellow, and as a co-director of the SENCER Center of Innovation–South.

Departments and Programs

  • Atmospheric Science
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Computer Science
  • Engineering
  • Environmental Studies
  • Mathematics
  • New Media 
  • Physics
  • Pre-Med Program