Assistant Dean for Undergraduate Research
Associate Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry
University, MS 38677
Jason Ritchie is an Associate Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry at the University of Mississippi, where he has been teaching for the past 10 years. He obtained his B.S. degree in Chemistry at the University of California, San Diego in 1994, where he performed undergraduate research with conducting polymers. He then went on to obtain his Ph.D. in Chemistry from the University of Texas in 1998, where he studied the surface chemistry of high-temperature superconductors. He then went on to post-doc at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill studying electrochemistry in rigid polymers. Dr. Ritchie joined the faculty of the University of Mississippi in the fall of 2000. Dr. Ritchie teaches courses in General, Inorganic, and Materials chemistry, in addition to the Honors Composition sequence as a part of the Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College at the University of Mississippi. Dr. Ritchie’s research focuses on understanding how ions move in polymer electrolytes, especially those with applications in fuel cells and batteries.
Ph.D., University of Texas
B.S., University of California