Dr. Mary Robert (Nahm) Garrett

Associate Professor of Chemistry

Contact Information

Hall Science Building, 314
CPO 2191
Email: garrettm@berea.edu
Phone: 859-985-3529

Dr. Mary Robert Garrett

Spring 2019

Office Hours

Monday (3-4pm)
Tuesday (12:30-1:30pm)
Wednesday (12:30-1:30pm)
Friday (10:45-11:45am)

Class Schedule

  • CHM 131 A (Mon/Wed/Fri: 8:00 am – 9:10 am) (Tue: 8:30 am – 11:30 am)
  • CHM 222 A (Thur: 8:30 am – 11:30 am) (Mon/Wed/Fri: 9:20 am – 10:30 am)



  • B.A., Macalester College, St. Paul, Minnesota, 2002
  • Ph.D., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2007

Honors and Awards

  • Research Corporation Cottrell College Science Award-$48,771 (2008)
  • Centenary College Student/Faculty Summer Research Award-$6,500 (2008)
  • Centenary College Summer Research Award-$1,250 (2008)
  • Southwest Affiliate of College and University Residence Halls Faculty/Staff of the Month (June 2008)
  • Francis P. Venable Fellow (UNC) (2002)
  • Associate of Chemistry Graduate Students First-Year Representative (UNC) (2002)
  • Iota Sigma Pi National Honor Society (2001)


  • Organic Chemistry I lecture and lab
  • Organic Chemistry II lecture and lab
  • Advanced Synthesis
  • Advanced Organic Chemistry
  • Affiliations
  • American Chemical Society

Papers and Publications

  • S. Woodward, M. R. Garrett, M. J. Durán-Peña, W. Lewis, K. Pudzs, J. Uzulis, I. Mihailovs, B. Tyril, J. Shine, M. Rutkis and E. F. Smith, J. Mater. Chem. C, 2018, DOI: 10.1039/C8TC00073E
  • Garrett, M. N.; Johnson, J.S. In Science of Synthesis Knowledge Updates 2012; Shortt de Hernandez, M. F., Muirhead-Hofmann, K. M., Smith, M., Weston, M., White, M., Reeve, T., Russell, A., Eds.; Thieme-Chemistry: Stuttgart, Germany, 2012; pp. 1-84.


I grew up in Danville, Kentucky. I obtained my B.A. from Macalester College in St. Paul, Minnesota, then my Ph.D. from the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill in organic chemistry. I taught for two years at a small liberal arts college in Shreveport, Louisiana, Centenary College, and have returned to Kentucky to be closer to family and advance Berea’s mission to educate those of great potential and limited economic resources. My husband is also a chemist and we have a daughter that was born on March 24, 2009.