Associate Professor of Chemistry
School of Arts and Sciences
Ph.D. Chemistry, North Carolina State University; B.S. Chemistry, University of Puerto Rico at Cayey
Mission & Passion
Through Chemistry we are able to admire God’s Creation, for example, by studying the order and design of matter, the laws of thermodynamics, and the unique compounds known as enantiomers. “How great are your works, LORD, how profound your thoughts!” (Psalm 92:5).
Dr. Truitt loves to encourage and support students’ passions. She has lead 15 students over the past four years (since 2016) in conducting the Caney Water Research at OKWU.
- Promotes undergraduate research and internships
- Trips to graduate and medical schools
- Science shows at local elementary schools
- Judging at local science fairs
- Engaging in professional and life discussions
Dr. Truitt was born and raised in Puerto Rico; she met her husband, Dr. Matt Truitt, at North Carolina State University; and she is mom to two active boys (and two doggies and a guinea pig). Dr. Truitt also enjoys watching movies, puzzles, and traveling.
- Rovira-Truitt, R.; Patil, N.; Castillo, F.; White, J. L. Synthesis and Characterization of Biopolymer Composites from the Inside Out, Macromolecules 2009, 42 (20), 7772-7780
- Truitt, M. J.; Rovira-Truitt, R.; Toporek, S.; White, J. L. Alkane C-H Bond Activation in Zeolites: Evidence for Direct Protium Exchange J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2006, 128, 1847-1852
- Truitt, M.; Toporek, S.; Rovira-Hernandez, R.; Hatcher, K.; White, J. L. Identification of an Adsorption Complex Between an Alkane and Zeolite Active Sites J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2004, 126, 11144
- 2008 Fall National Meeting of the American Chemical Society; New Orleans, LA
- 2008 NanoFocus & NSF EPSCoR; Oklahoma City, OK
- 2006 Annual Symposium of the Southeastern Catalysis Society; Asheville, NC
- 2005 Annual Department of Chemistry’s Poster Session, NCSU
- 2004 Spring National Meeting of the American Chemical Society; Anaheim, CA