Assistant Professor of Chemistry at Chestnut Hill College
Karen S. Wendling is an Assistant Professor of Chemistry at Chestnut Hill College in Philadelphia, PA. She completed her doctoral research in Analytical Chemistry at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill under the guidance of Professor Gary Glish. At UNC-Chapel Hill, she was the recipient of an Alfred P. Venable Fellowship, an Eastman Chemical Company Summer Fellowship in Analytical Chemistry, a Graduate Assistant in Areas of National Need (GAANN) Fellowship, and the Carol and Edward Smithwick Dissertation Completion Fellowship. She was also named to the Royster Society of Fellows. As a faculty member at Chestnut Hill College, she enjoys working with students on individual research projects and training students in small classes with hands-on teaching laboratories. With Patrick McCauley, PhD, Dr. Wendling developed and taught a unique interdisciplinary honors program (IDHP) course entitled “The Emergence of the Hero.” As a result of teaching this course for three years, Drs. Wendling and McCauley founded The Harry Potter Conference, a yearly conference held at Chestnut Hill College. The Conference provides an academic outlet for a serious study of the themes in the Harry Potter Series.
What happened down in the dungeons between you and Professor Quirrel is a complete secret, so, naturally, the whole school knows.
Dumbledore Sorcerer's Stone, Chapter 17, Page 296
When Arthur Weasley takes Harry and his pals to the Ministry of Magic they must first dial a secret code into a telephone keypad. He enters the number 62442. The letters underneath those numbers on a standard mobile phone spell out the word "magic".