Dr. Truitt received her B.S. from the University of Puerto Rico at Cayey and her Ph.D. in Chemistry from North Carolina State University. Her passion for Chemistry is an extension of her passion for the Lord – through the subject, she hopes to impress upon her students the majesty, order, and design that God put into the natural world. She seeks to help her students find their calling in an expansive, exciting field.
In addition to her work in the classroom, Dr. Truitt has led OKWU students in conducting the Caney Water Research project, as well as assisting in finding internships and participating in local community science projects.
“It doesn’t matter what major or career you end up in, but that you always try to seek God first and put Him first in anything. After that, stuff will follow. That doesn’t mean it’s going to be easy; it just means to put God first and He will give you the steps to follow.”
Publications and Presentations:
- 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