Ruth Beeston

Education

Ph.D. University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
B.S. Bucknell University

Background

I teach courses in inorganic and analytical chemistry, and my research interests include synthetic chemistry and the chemical analysis of archaeological samples.

My interest in archaeological chemistry is expansive, including organic residue analysis of ancient shards, soil analysis in archaeological contexts, synthesis of polypyridine ligands and their transition metal complexes, photochemistry and electrochemistry. I've taught advanced courses in experimental chemistry as well as General Chemistry and Chemistry of Art and Artifacts.

Teaching

CHE 103 Topics in Chemistry: Archaeology
CHE 106 Chemistry of Art and Artifacts
CHE 110 Introduction to Chemistry
CHE 115 Principles of Chemistry