Dr. Lovitt earned her Bachelor’s of Science in Chemistry (Cum Laude, 2003) from Kentucky Wesleyan College and her Ph.D. in Chemistry (2009) from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Her graduate work spanned many fields, from using computer modeling to understand and predict the outcomes of organometallic reactions to using educational research methods to study the effectiveness of introductory chemistry courses. She continued her work in computational chemistry Fulbright Fellow to Germany in 2008-2009 and postdoctoral fellow at University of North Texas in 2010. Prior to coming to UW Bothell, she taught at Bellevue College and Seattle University.
Dr. Lovitt teaches introductory science courses in chemistry, climate science, and introductory science. Her scholarship emphasis is on fostering engagement in introductory science courses by increasing information literacy and pairing students with community partners. She is a 2015-2016 fellow in Community Based Learning and Research, developing curriculum that engages science students with staff at the Pacific Science Center and Mercer Slough.
Dr. Lovitt maintains a small research focus on computer modeling of organometallic reactions and is faculty advisor for the Science and Technology Living Learning community.
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Kentucky Wesleyan College