The science department at Ursuline Academy emphasizes the interrelationships between science, technology, and our society. Students are prepared to make evidence-based decisions that reflect an understanding of the scientific method. Students will also develop and apply skills for the study of science, including: laboratory methods, scientific inquiry, problem-solving techniques, and logical and mathematical reasoning.

In addition to Biology, Chemistry, and Physics, Ursuline offers the following Science courses:

    • Environmental Science
    • Human Anatomy & Physiology
    • Forensic Science
    • Biotechnology/Microbiology
    • AP Biology
    • AP Chemistry
    • AP Physics
    • Introduction to Engineering

Science Faculty

Ms. Susan (Keller) Barhorst

Class of 1991
Science Faculty Member, PALS Moderator
B.S., Xavier University
M.Ed., Xavier University
Post-graduate work at Ashland University, Miami University, University of Dayton & Xavier University

Mr. Tim Gannatti

Science Faculty Member
B.A., University of Notre Dame
M.Ed., Xavier University

Ms. Meghan Kemphaus

Science Faculty Member, MedEx Club Moderator
B.S., Hanover University
M.Ed., Wright State University

Ms. Alecia (Kellett) Lewkowich

Class of 1997
Science Faculty Member, Theatre Arts Group Moderator
B.S., University of Dayton
B.A., University of Dayton
M.Ed., University of Cincinnati
M.A., Roosevelt University

Ms. Hayden (Emery) Mericle

Class of 1998
Science Faculty Member, Earth Action Team Co-Moderator
B.A., Miami University
M.S., The Ohio State University

Ms. Monika Nunez

Science Faculty Member, Department Coordinator
B.S., Xavier University
M.Ed., Xavier University

Ms. Julie Urso

Science Faculty Member, Freshman Class Moderator
B.S., University of Dayton
M.A., Miami University