Kathleen Purvis-Roberts
Associate Dean of Faculty, Pitzer College
Associate Professor of Chemistry
Email: kpurvis@kecksci.claremont.edu
Office: Scott Hall 110
Phone: 909-607-9782
Office Hours:
Web Site: http://faculty.kecksci.claremont.edu/kpurvis
Educational Background:
B.S. Westmont College
Ph.D. Princeton University
Postdoctoral Fellowship- National Center for Atmospheric Research
Courses Taught:
Environmental Chemistry, Analytical Chemistry, General Chemistry, Environmental Policy
Research Interests:
Urban Air Pollution, Environmental Impacts of Nuclear Testing in Semipalatinsk, Kazkahstan
Thesis Topics:
Urban Air Pollution Chemistry of Fine Particulate Matter Health and Environmental Impacts of Nuclear Testing in Kazakhstan Environmental Policy
Selected Publications List: Click to open new window.
1.   Tang, X., Price, D., Praske, E., Vu, D., Purvis-Roberts, K.L., Silva, P., Cocker III, D.R., and Asa-Awuku, A. . (Submitted September 2013). CNN Activity of Aliphatic Amine Secondary Aerosol. Atmospheric Chemistry & Physics   : .
2.   Middlecamp, C.H., Mury, M., Anderson, K.L., Bentley, A.K., Cann, M.C., Ellis, J.P. and Purvis-Roberts, K.L. . (January 2014). Chemistry in Context: Applying Chemistry to Society, 8th Edition.  McGraw-Hill : .
3.   Werner, C. and Purvis-Roberts, K.L. . (Accepted June 2012). Cold War Memories and Post-Cold War Realities: Narratives of the State in the Everyday Life of Kazakhstan's Radiation Victims. in Ethnographies of the State in Central Asia Reeves, M., Rasanayagam, J., Beyer, J.  Indiana University Press : .
4.   Tang, X., Price, D.J, Praske, E., Lee, S.A., Shattuck, M.A., Purvis-Roberts, K.L., Silva, P., Asa-Awuku, A., Cocker III, D.R. . (2013). NO3 radical, OH radical and O3- initiated Secondary Aerosol Formation from Aliphatic Amines ̶ Salt Formation and the Effect of Water Vapor. Atmospheric Environment   72: 105-112.
5.   Spiro, T.G., Purvis-Roberts, K.L., Stigliani, W.M. . (2011). Chemistry of the Environment, 3rd Edition.  University Science Books : .
6.   Mark E. Erupe, Allegra Liberman-Martin, Philip J. Silva, Quentin G.J. Malloy, Naomi Yonis, David R. Cocker III, Kathleen L. Purvis-Roberts . (2010). Determination of Methylamines and Trimethylamine-N-oxide in Particulate Matter by Non-suppressed Ion Chromatography. Journal of Chromatography A   1217: 2070-2073. Article
7.   Kathleen L. Purvis-Roberts, Gretchen Edwalds-Gilbert, Adam S. Landsberg, Newton Copp, Lisa Ulsh, David Drew . (2009). Accelerated Integrated Science Sequence (AISS): An Introductory Biology, Chemistry and Physics Course for College Students. The Journal of Chemical Education   86: 1295-1299.
8.   Eiguren-Fernandez, A., Miguel, A.H., Lu, R., Purvis, K., Grant, B., Mayo, P., Di Stefano, E., Cho, A., and Froines, J . (2008). Atmospheric formation of 9,10 phenanthroquinone in the Los Angeles Air Basin. Atmospheric Environment   42: 2312-2319.
9.   Cynthia Werner and Kathleen Purvis-Roberts . (2007). Unraveling the Secrets of the Past: Contested Versions of Nuclear Testing in the Soviet Republic of Kazakhstan. Half-Lives and Half-Truths: Confronting the Radioactive Legacies of the Cold War Edited by Barbara Rose Johnston School of American Research : .
10.   Cynthia Werner and Kathleen Purvis-Roberts . (2007). Unraveling the Secrets of the Past: Contested Versions of Nuclear Testing in the Soviet Republic of Kazakhstan. In Half-Lives and Half-Truths: Confronting the Radioactive Legacies of the Cold War Barbara Rose Johnston School of American Research : .
11.   Wagner, W., Elkabti, A., Elkabti, F., Braun, A.P., Davis Z., Zeitler, B.L., Purvis-Roberts, K.L., . (2007). Daily Patterns in Water Soluble Inorganic PM2.5 Concentrations in Claremont, California. Journal of Young Investigators   17: 2.
12.   Purvis-Roberts, K.L., Werner, C.A., and Frank, I. . (2007). Perceived Risks from Nuclear Testing Near Semipalatinsk, Kazakhstan: A Comparison Between Laypeople, Doctors, and Scientists. Risk Analysis   27: 291.
13.   Kathleen L. Purvis-Roberts, Harriet P. Moeur, and Andrew Zanella . (2007). Geographical Information Systems (GIS) Mapping of Environmental Samples Across a College Campus. The Journal of Chemical Education   82: 1691-1692.
14.   Werner, C.A., Purvis-Roberts, K.L. . (2006). After the Cold War: International Politics, Domestic Policy, and the Nuclear Legacy in Kazakhstan. Central Asian Survey   25: 461.
15.   Neff, D., Garcia, D., and Purvis-Roberts, K. . (2006). The Effects of Particulate Matter on the Lung Function of Collegiate Athletes. The Journal of Undergraduate Chemistry Research   4: 169.
16.   Wilhelmi, O.V.; Purvis, K.L.; Harriss, R. . (2004). Designing a Geospatial Information Infrastructure for the Mitigation of Natural Hazards in Urban Areas. Natural Hazards Review   5: 147.
17.   Werner, C.; Purvis, K.; Ibraev, N. . (2003). Comparative Perceptions of Risk From Nuclear Testing in Kazakhstan: Preliminary Results and Proposed Research. Central Eurasian Studies Review   2: 11.
18.   Purvis, K.L.; Jumba, I.O.; Wandiga, S.; Zhang, J.; Kammen, D.M. . (2001). Worker Exposure and Health Risks from Volatile Organic Compounds Utilized in the Paint Manufacturing Industry of Kenya. Applied Occup. Environ. Hyg.   16: 1035.
19.   Carlsen, T.M.; Peterson, L.E.; Ulsh, B.A.; Werner, C.A.; Purvis, K.L.; Sharber, A.C. . (2001). Radionuclide Contamination at Kazakstan’s Semipalatinsk Test Site: Implications on Human and Ecological Health. Human and Ecological Risk Assessment   7: 943.
20.   Purvis, K.L.; Lu, G.; Schwartz, J.; Bernasek, S.L. . (2000). Surface Characterization and Modification of Indium Tin Oxide in Ultrahigh Vacuum. J. Am. Chem. Soc.   122: 1808.
21.   Schwartz, J.; Gawalt, E.S.; Lu, G.; Milliron, D.J.; Purvis, K.L.; Woodson, S.J.; Bernasek, S.L.; Bocarsly, A.B.; VanderKam, S.K. . (2000). Organometallic Chemistry at the Interface with Materials Science. Polyhedron   19: 505. Abstract Article
22.   Schwartz, J.; Bernasek, S.L.; Lu, G.; Keegan, J.P.; Purvis, K.L.; VanderKam, S.K. . (1999). Synthesis and Ligand Methathetical Reactions of Supported Transesterification Catalyst Models. J. Mol. Catal. A: Chemical   146: 45. Abstract Article
23.   Purvis, K.L.; Lu, G.; Schwartz, J.; Bernasek, S.L. . (1999). The Reaction of Tetra(tert-butoxy)tin or –Zirconium with Hydroxylated Titanium Metal in Ultrahigh Vacuum: Contrasting Reactivity with an Hydroxylated Aluminum Substrate. Langmuir   15: 7092. Article
24.   Purvis, K.L.; Lu, G.; Schwartz, J.; Bernasek, S.L . (1998). Ligand Metathesis in Surface-Bound Alkoxyzirconium Complexes. 2. Preparation of Alkanecarboxylate Complexes in Ultrahigh Vacuum. Langmuir   14: 3720. Article
25.   ”, Bernasek, S.L.; Schwartz, J.; Bocarsly, A.B.; Lu, G.; Purvis, K.L. . (1998). Synthesis and Ligand Methathetical Reactions of Surface-Bound Organometallic Interfaces. VanderKam, S. 7th International Symposium on Chemically Modified Surfaces  Evanston, Illinoi : .
26.   Purvis, K.L.; Wiemelt, S.P.; Maras, T.; Blue, M.; Melkonian, V.; Ashby, P.D.; Riley, S.A.; Fifield, L.S.; Martin, K.A.; Nishimura, A.M. . (1997). Spin-echo in the Phosphorescent Triplet State of Crystalline 2-Indanone. J. of Luminescence   71: 199. Abstract Article
27.   Lu, G.; Purvis, K.L.; Schwartz, J.S.; Bernasek, S.L. . (1997). Surface Hydroxyl Content Controls the Thermolysis Stoichiometry of a Surface Bound Organometallic Complex. Langmuir   13: 5791. Abstract Article