Associate Professor

Degrees: B.S., University of Tennessee-Chattanooga; Ph.D., University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill

Expertise: Physical Chemistry

Dr. Bruce is an experienced teacher who enjoys teaching general chemistry and physical chemistry.  Her research is in the area of computational physical chemistry with biological applications.  She studied surfactants as a graduate student and her research with undergraduates involves modeling of DNA minor groove binders.  She is interested in the fundamental molecular interactions that govern biochemical activity.  Dr. Bruce has published articles in a variety of journals including the Journal of Physical Chemistry, Journal of Chemical Education, and Biochemistry.