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Kevin L. Bartlett Curriculum Vitae
Department of Chemistry
Seattle Pacific University
Seattle, WA 98119-1997
(206) 281-2101

May 1995

B.S. in Chemistry
Wheaton College
Wheaton, IL 60187
Cumulative GPA: 3.67 / 4

August 17, 2001

Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry
University of Washington
Seattle, WA 98195
Cumulative GPA: 3.49 / 4
Research Adviser: Professor Weston Thatcher Borden

May - August 1993

Research Assistant
Albion College, Supervisor: Dr. Jack Crump
Performed organic synthesis of substituted benzocyclobutene derivatives.

May - August 1994

Research Assistant
Argonne National Lab, Supervisor: Dr. Michael Wasielewski
Performed multi-step organic synthesis of substituted porphyrins.

September 1993 - May 1995

Teaching Assistant
Wheaton College
Organic Chemistry laboratory teaching assistant and grader.

August 1998 - August 1999

Lead Teaching Assistant
Supervisor: Dr. Deborah Wiegand, in conjuction with the Center for Instructional Development and Research, University of Washington.
Supervised the orientation of first year graduate student teaching assistants for all General Chemistry laboratory classes. Responsibilities included weekly instruction of all TA's, and occasional supervision during laboratory sections.

January - March 2001

Adjunct Lecturer
Seattle Pacific University
Taught first quarter of Organic Chemistry, including two lab sections. Responsibilities included four hours of weekly lecture, six hours of laboratory supervision, test and quiz writing.

September 1995 - August 2001

Teaching Assistant
University of Washington, Department of Chemistry
Taught both quiz sections and labs for a wide variety of General and Organic Chemistry classes, including Advanced Organic Synthesis and Honors Organic Chemistry.

June 1996 - August 2001

Research Assistant
University of Washington, Department of Chemistry, Advisor: Dr. Weston Thatcher Borden
Applied density functional and ab initio computational methods to problems in organic and inorganic chemistry, including mechanistic investigation and electronic structure. Performed multi-step synthesis of two organic compounds as precursors for detection of a highly strained reactive intermediate in the gas phase perfluorocyclobutyne).

September 2001 - August 2002

Postdoctoral Fellowship
Princeton University, Advisor: Dr. Maitland Jones, Jr.
Participated in teaching a non-traditional group problem solving oriented section of Organic Chemistry Performed computational and synthetic research on reactive intermediates related to carbenes and carboranes.

Summer 2003, 2004

Adjunct Lecturer
University of Washington
Taught organic chemistry lecture.

September 2002 - present Assistant Professor of Chemistry
Seattle Pacific University
Teaching organic chemistry, both lecture and laboratory sections. Responsible for development of new organic chemistry laboratory curricula


Computational Skill
Familiar with the Gaussian 98, MOLCAS, and GAMESS suites of programs. Highly experienced with CASSCF and CASPT2 and other high level ab initio methods. Adept with Unix.

Chemical Synthesis
Experienced in air- and water-sensitive organic synthesis, as well as instrumental analysis via 1H and heteronuclear NMR, IR, GC, GC/MS, and other methods.


ARCS (Achievement Reward for College Scientists) Graduate Student Fellow (1995 - 1997)

Bernard A. Nelson Award for Excellence in Organic Chemistry (1995)

Dow Scholar (1991 - 1995)


Alexei Polishchuk, Maitland Jones, Jr., and Kevin L. Bartlett "Addition of Carbenes to Benzocyclopropene." Manuscript in preparation.

Alexei Polishchuk, Kevin L. Bartlett, Lee A. Friedman, and Maitland Jones, Jr. "A p-Benzyne to m-Benzyne Conversion through a 1,2-Shift of a Phenyl Group. Completion of the Benzyne Cascade." J. Phys. Org. Chem. 2004, 17(9), 798-806.

Michael E. Blake, Kevin L. Bartlett, and Maitland Jones, Jr. "A m-Benzyne to o-Benzyne Conversion through a 1,2-Shift of a Phenyl Group." J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2003, 125(21), 6485-6490.

Kevin L. Bartlett, Karen I. Goldberg,* and Weston Thatcher Borden* "A Computational Study of Reductive Elimination Reactions to Form C-H Bonds from Pt(II) and Pt(IV) Centers with Strongly Coordinating Trimethylphosphine Ligands." Organometallics, 2001, 20, 2669-2678.

Kevin L. Bartlett, Karen I. Goldberg,* and Weston Thatcher Borden* "A Computational Study of Reductive Elimination Reactions to Form C-H Bonds from Pt(II) and Pt(IV) Centers. Why Does Ligand Loss Precede Reductive Elimination from Six-Coordinate but Not Four-Coordinate Platinum?", J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2000, 122, 1456-1465.


Kevin L. Bartlett "2,5-Didehydroarenes." Senior Capstone Seminar, Seattle Pacific University. November 22, 2004.

Adam Mentze, Kevin L. Bartlett "A Computational Investigation of the Ground and Excited States of 2,5-Didehydroarenes." Student poster presentation, Erickson Research Conference, May 2004.

Kevin L. Bartlett, Karen I. Goldberg,* and Weston Thatcher Borden* "Computational study of reductive elimination reactions to form C-H bonds from Pt(II) and Pt(IV) centers: Why does ligand loss precede reductive elimination from six-coordinate but not four-coordinate platinum?" Presentation at the 219th ACS National Meeting, San Francisco, CA, March 26-30, 2000.