Faculty Biographies

Dr. Bill Luttrell

Dr. Bill Luttrell Title: Associate Professor of Chemistry
Email: bill.luttrell@oc.edu
Hometown: Norfolk, VA
Degree: University of Louisville - B.S. Science/Medical; Old Dominion University - M.S. Chemistry; Eastern Virginia Medical School and Old Dominion University - Ph.D. Toxicology

Office: NSW-HSH 202H

Dr. Bill Luttrell says, “I have had the calling to teach and do research in an institution with a Christian worldview for many years. It is a great blessing to be able to combine my faith in God and the teaching of chemistry.” 

His favorite memory of OC is “everyday being able to interact with OC students who are kind hearted and God loving.” Dr. Luttrell teaches organic chemistry and serves as a sponsor for the OC Summer Undergraduate Research Program. His research interests are the effects of environmental and workplace exposures to chemical toxins on drug metabolizing enzyme systems in the human body. 

Dr. Luttrell has published two books, the most recent entitled “Toxicology Principles for the Industrial Hygienist,” along with more than 50 research papers and articles. Prior to joining the OC faculty, he served for five years as a toxicologist at the Navy Environmental Health Center. Dr. Luttrell also was a member of the faculty of Old Dominion University in the Environmental Health Program for three years. He served on active duty in the U.S. Navy Medical Service Corps as an Industrial Hygiene and Toxicology Officer for 20 years. 

He is a member of the American Chemical Society and the Society of Toxicology. He is a Fellow of the American Industrial Hygiene Association. Dr. Luttrell is a Diplomat of the American Academy of Industrial Hygiene with Certification in Comprehensive Practice. He has served on several public health advisory boards and committees and is currently on the Board of Editors of the Journal of Chemical Health and Safety.

Dr. Luttrell believes that all Christians should take actions that show our care and love for God’s creation. He and his wife Sarah have two children, Daniel and Janna, and three grandsons, Nathaniel, Luke, and Glen. He attends Memorial Road Church of Christ, serving as a Bible class teacher and song leader. He has also served as both a deacon and an elder for Norfolk Church of Christ.