Janet Marshall, Ph.D.

Janet Marshall

Affiliate, Justice and Community Studies

Lecturer, Chemistry and Biochemistry


Dr. Janet Marshall is a Lecturer in the Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry. She is also an affiliate of the Department of Criminal Justice and Community Studies and coordinates the Forensic Science Program. Janet teaches a variety of courses including a general/organic/biochemistry course for pre-nursing students and courses on the chemistry of food and cooking. The latter includes an introductory course for non-science majors, a first-year seminar course on the chemistry and culture of food, and a study abroad course taught in Italy in January, 2015. Janet also teaches organic chemistry lecture and lab on both the Middletown and Oxford (summer) campuses. Her research interests include organic chemistry lab development. Prior to joining Miami in 2007, Janet taught a variety of chemistry courses at the University of Cincinnati, Blue Ash and Clermont campuses, and a year of high school chemistry at Wyoming High School (Ohio). She also has industrial experience having worked in research and development at Procter & Gamble in Cincinnati. Janet holds a Ph.D. from the California Institute of Technology and B.S. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Outside of teaching, she enjoys gardening and playing competitive tennis. 


  • Ph.D., Inorganic Chemistry, California Institute of Technology
  • B.S., Chemistry, Universtiy of North Carolina


  • Chemistry and Culture of Food (first year seminar)

  • Chemistry in Modern Society – “Chemistry of Food and Cooking” (special topic) – lecture and lab

  • Chemistry of Life Processes (lecture and lab)

  • Chemistry of Food (Italy study abroad)

  • Organic Chemistry Lecture (1st semester)

  • Organic Chemistry Lecture (2nd semester)

  • Organic Chemistry Lab (1st semester)

  • Organic Chemistry Lab (2nd semester)


Mao, M.H-K., Marshall, J.L., Visscher, M.O. “Light Duty Liquid or Gel Dishwashing Detergent Compositions Containing Protease” United States Patent 5,952,278, September 14, 1999; United States Patent 5,599,400, February 4, 1997; World Patent 95/07971, March 25, 1995.

Mao, M.H-K., Marshall, J.L., Visscher, M.O. “A Method for Soaking Hands in the Context of a Manual Dishwashing Operation using Light Duty Liquid or Gel Dishwashing Detergent Compositions Containing Protease” Australian Patent 705,510 (B2), May 27, 1999.

Caravajal, G.S., Marshall, J.L. “Monomeric Rich Silicate System in Automatic Dishwashing Composition with Improved Glass Etching” United States Patent 5,703,027, December 30, 1997; World Patent 96/17047, June 6, 1996.

Marshall, J.L., Hall, D.L., Ambuter, H., Fitch, E.P. “Thixotropic Liquid Automatic Dishwashing Composition with Enzyme” United States Patent 5,691,292, November 25, 1997; World Patent 93/21299, October 28, 1993.

Painter, J.D., Marshall, J.L., St. Laurent, J.C.B. “Nonphosphated Automatic Dishwashing Compositions with Oxygen Bleach Systems and Process for their Preparation” United States Patent 5,292,446, March 8, 1994; World Patent 92/09680, June 11, 1992.

Recent Publications

Marshall, J.L., Comminos, W.G. “Incorporating Aspects of the Ohio REEL Program into the Organic Chemistry Laboratory: The SN1 Reaction of Bromotriphenylmethane” AURCO Journal 2013, 157-167.

Marshall, J.L., Marine, S.S. “Making Connections: Linking Experiences in Undergraduate Chemistry Courses” AURCO Journal 2011, 81-94.

Warner, R.R; Boissy, Y.L.; Lilly, N.A.; Spears, M.J.; McKillop, K; Marshall, J.L.; Stone, K.J. “Water Disrupts Stratum Corneum Lipid Lamellae: Damage is Similar to Surfactants” J. Investigative Dermatology 1999, 113, 960-966.

Downing, D.T.; Abraham, W.; Wegner, B.K.; Willman, K.W.; Marshall, J.L. “Partition of Sodium Dodecyl Sulfate into Stratum Corneum Lipid Liposomes” Arch. Dermatol. Res. 1993, 285, 151-157.

Professional Memberships

  • American Chemical Society
  • Iota Sigma Pi (National Honor Society of Women in Chemistry)
  • Secretary for the Radium Chatper (Cincinnati, OH)
  • National Council Records Chair for the 2011-2014 abd 2014-2017 Terms