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Patricia Lutz, Ph.D.
Department Chair; Associate Professor, Science & Mathematics757.352.4432

Patricia Lutz, Ph.D.


After graduating from Virginia Tech with a degree in science education, Dr. Patricia Lutz married and raised five children. With her love for education, she homeschooled her young children for 11 years. After watching The 700 Club and reading Dr. M.G. “Pat” Robertson’s book, Shout It from the Housetops, her family packed up their two small children and moved to Virginia Beach so her husband could attend CBN University.

Lutz taught chemistry, AP chemistry, physics, AP physics and math at Atlantic Shores Christian School for 13 years. While she loved both her school and students, Lutz felt called to obtain her doctoral degree in chemistry from Old Dominion University. At ODU, she also taught chemistry.

Lutz has been a member of Harvest Assembly of God for over 30 years and has taught Missionettes, Sunday school and worked in the nursery. The highlight of her summer is the week of vacation Bible school. Her favorite hobby is playing with her 10 grandchildren.


Lutz, P.B., and Bayse, C.A. (2017). Interpreting geometric preferences in ?-stacking interactions through molecular orbital analysis. Int. J. Quantum Chem., 118(7).

Tsotsoros, S.D., Lutz, P.B., Daniel, A.G., Peterson, E.J., Paiva, R.E., Rivera, E., Qu, Y., Bayse, C.A., Farrell, N.P. Enhancement of the physicochemical properties of [Pt(dien)(nucleobase)]2+ for HIVNCp7 targeting. (2017) Chemical Science, 8: p. 1269-1281.

Lutz, P.B., and Bayse, C.A. (2016) Chalcogen Bonding Interactions between Reducible Sulfur and Selenium Compounds and Models of Zinc Finger Proteins. J. Inorg. Biochem., 157: p. 94-103.

Li, F.; Lutz, P.B.; Pepelyayeva, Y.; Arnér, E.S.J.; Bayse, C.A.; Rozovsky, S., (2014) Redox active motifs in selenoproteins. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A. 111: p. 6976-6981.

Lutz, P.B. and Bayse, C.A. (2013) Orbital-based insights into parallel-displaced and twisted conformations in ?-? interactions. Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 15: p. 9397-9406.


American Gold Star Mothers
American Chemistry Society, 2012-present
Honor & Remember, Board of Directors, 2012-present


Outstanding Teaching Assistant Recipient, Old Dominion University, 2010-12

Old Dominion University CIBA Fellowship

Teacher of the Year, Atlantic Shores Christian School, 2005-06

Teacher of the Year, Atlantic Shores Christian School, 2001-02