Faculty and Staff

Kevin Kittredge

Kevin Kittredge

Batten Professor of Chemistry


B.S., University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana
M.S., California State University, Fresno
Ph.D., University of California-Santa Cruz

Office Location: Blocker 31
Phone: 757-233-8854
Email: kkittredge@vwc.edu
Department/s: Chemistry


Chair and Batten Professor of Chemistry

Virginia Wesleyan College                                                  2016-present


Associate Professor of Chemistry

Virginia Wesleyan College                                                       2012-2016


Visiting Assistant Professor of Chemistry

Western Connecticut State University                                  2011-2012


Associate Professor of Chemistry

Siena College                                                                            2007-2011


Assistant Professor of Chemistry (approved for promotion and tenure)

Miami University of Ohio                                                      2001-2007

†L. Gauza, †S. Blair, †K. McElhoney, K. W. Kittredge "The Evaluation of Microwave-Assisted and Conventional Heating in the Acid-Catalyzed Synthesis of Biodiesel from Vegetable Oil." Int. J. Adv. Res. Chem. Sci. 2015, 6, 33.

†R. A. Courtney, †S. S. McCarron, †R. A. Fowble, †L. L. White, K. W. Kittredge "The Microwave-Assisted Solventless Reduction of Aldehydes and Ketones Using Silica Supported Sodium Borohydride." American J. Org. Chem. 2015, 5, 113.

K. W. Kittredge, J. T. Malinowski, †R. A. Courtney, †S. T. McCarron, †R. W. Day, M. C. Leopold "A General Microwave-Assisted Synthesis of Substituted Crown Ethers with Pendant Alkyl or Aryl Ligands." Open J. Org. Chem. 2014, 2, 5.

(†Undergraduate co-author)

New pedagogical instruction used in physical, organic, and liberal arts chemistry.
Novel synthetic methods for microwave accelerated reactions.
Assembling organic and bioorganic compounds to create ordered materials including: self-assembled monolayers and multilayers, 3-dimensional nanoparticles, opto- and electro-activated biological sensor
Thin films containing intercalated molecules for drug release.
Synthesis and optical spectroscopic characterization of polyelectric membranes used in fuel cells.

Grand Opening for Center for Innovative Teaching and Engaged Learning (INTEL)

New space in the Batten Center provides opportunities for technological innovation and wireless collaboration

Spring 2017
Mon: 1:00 - 3:00 pm.
Thur: 1:00 - 4:00 pm.


Notes: Also available by appointment.

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Research in Natural Sciences;Intro to Physical Science;Introductory Chemistry;Physical Chemistry II


Research in Natural Sciences;Organic Chemistry I;Organic Chemistry I;First Year Experience;Peer Advising


Dev in Science & Technology