Zubah Gayflor Kpanaku teaches Chemistry and Natural Sciences courses at Saint Paul College. Originally hired as a part-time instructor in 2004, he is now a full-time instructor in the Chemistry Department. Zubah is a Naturalized American Citizen, originally from Liberia. He received his first M.S. degree in Chemical Education as a 1989 Fulbright Scholar at Purdue University in 1993, and a second M.S. degree in Analytical Chemistry at Ohio University in 1999. His undergraduate degree, earned in 1986 at Cuttington University College in Liberia, was in Chemistry with a minor in Math and Physics.
Between 1987 and present, Zubah has taught many chemistry courses in Liberia and Minnesota including Introductory Chemistry, Principles of Chemistry, and Organic Chemistry I and II. Specifically in Minnesota, he has taught chemistry at several community and four-year colleges. Zubah has also been employed as a Research Assistant in Clinical Chemistry at Purdue University. He worked in industry as a Quality Assurance Chemist in Analytical Services at South Dakota State University where he conducted quality assurance and regulatory analyses on vitamins and minerals in animal feeds, premixes, drug remedies and forages, and also as a Quality Assurance Manager with Analytical Products Group, Inc.
Zubah considers himself a very humble and determined man who loves teaching using innovative instructional technologies in the classroom and scientific laboratories. He aspires to one day earn a doctorate degree in curriculum development and instructional planning.