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Employee Directory: Clair Kochis

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P: (907) 262-0230
Location: Walter E. Ward Building (WWB) 223
Campus: Kenai River Campus

Clair Kochis

Assistant Professor of Mathematics

Office Location

Walter E. Ward Building (WWB) 223

Office Hours

  • Tuesday: 11:00 am - 02:00 pm
  • Thursday: 11:00 am - 02:00 pm


Following a career as a Senior Manufacturing Engineer for Hewlett Packard and Agilent Technologies, Clair Kochis began working for the Kenai Peninsula College mathematics department as an adjunct professor in 2009, teaching distance delivered mathematics courses. In 2010 she joined the KPC mathematics department as a full-time term faculty member teaching both distance and face-to-face courses in mathematics. Clair received her BS in physics from University of North Carolina and her MS in physics from Colorado State University where she studied the energy states of High-L atomic collisions using atomic spectroscopy and a MOTRIMS device she designed to restrict the motion of the target rubidium atoms. 


  • Applied mathematics from algebra through differential equations, linear algebra, and modern algebra;
  • Applied general physics, modern physics and quantum physics.


  • 2008 - M.Ed. Secondary Education from Grand Canyon University
  • 2002 - M.S. Physics from Colorado State University, Fort Collins
  • 1995 - B.S. Physics; Minor in Mathematics from University of North Carolina at Wilmington
  • 1992 - A.A. General Education from Brunswick Community College


  • 2012-2014 – Created the math content for two self-paced open access courses in prealgebra and beginning algebra as part of the TAACCCT first round grant program.
  • 1995 – Graduated magna cum laude from University of North Carolina at Wilmington
  • 1995 – Second place in Robert Ruark Poetry Contest
  • 1995 – Walter Schmid Excellence in Physics Award
  • 1989 – Founded Wild Horse Preservation and Management Group in Vernal, Utah to assist the Bureau of Land Management in managing historical grazing lands for the White River wild horse herd.
  • Member of Phi Kappa Phi and Pi Mu Epsilon honor societies.
  • This mark certifies that MATH A107: College Algebra with Clair Kochis meets Quality Matters course design standards.

    Certified March 20, 2013

    National Quality Matters Website

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