Ruth Ann Armitage

Professor of Chemistry

Expertise: Characterization of art and archaeological materials, Radiocarbon dating, Analytical chemistry


Ruth Ann Armitage is a Professor of Chemistry at Eastern Michigan University in Ypsilanti, Michigan.  She studied chemistry at Thiel College and obtained her Ph.D. at Texas A&M University in analytical chemistry.  She has been on the faculty at EMU since 2001.  Her research focuses on the applications of analytical methods to archaeological and art materials, ranging from determining the composition and age of rock paintings to developing ambient ionization mass spectrometric methods for characterizing dyes in ancient textiles.  Through her research at the EMU Archaeological Chemistry Laboratory, she has collaborated with specialists and mentored students from across the humanities and the sciences. 


  • Ph.D., Analytical Chemistry

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