Kathy Evans

Lecturer in Chemistry
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Kathy Evans joined Hope College as a part-time general chemistry laboratory instructor in 2008. In a previous life, she wandered the Swiss Alps studying the foraging behavior of alpine ibex, discovered a new biochemical pathway in the ligninolytic fungus Phanerochaete chrysosporium and published an article on dinosaurs in the Gale Encyclopedia of Science.


  • M.A., anthropology, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1994
  • M.S., molecular biology with a minor in biotechnology, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1992
  • B.S., chemistry, University of Wyoming, 1989

Outside the College

Kathy is married to Tim Evans, a biology professor at Grand Valley State University. They like to fight —Tim has a black belt in karate, and Kathy is nearly there. They also have two wonderful sons. On Thursday evenings, she plays bassoon with the Hope College Concert Band.


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Kathy Evans

Phone Number616.395.7630

A Paul Schaap Science Center 35 East 12th Street Holland, MI 49423-3605
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