Dr. Kayla Lantz earned her B.S. in Chemistry from West Virginia University in 2014. She earned a Ph.D. in Chemistry from the University of South Carolina in 2014 and served as a post-doctoral research fellow at the University of Delaware and NIST. After her post-doctoral research, she moved to Fairmont State University in 2020.
At Fairmont State, she primarily teaches General Chemistry, Inorganic Chemistry, and Synthetic Methods and Materials. Her research interests include polymer chemistry with a focus on renewable monomer feeds, inorganic chemistry, and materials chemistry. Her previous research efforts have led to several peer-reviewed publications and conference presentations. Besides teaching and research, she is passionate about bringing STEM education to the community through public school visits and outreach demonstrations.
Outside work, Dr. Lantz enjoys spending time with family and friends. She is also into reading, hiking, and coffee.