- Ph.D., Kansas State University, 1984 Manhattan, KS
Dissertation: “Vibrational Analysis of Bis-cycloarene Vanadium Complexes”
B.S., Oregon State University, 1975 Corvallis, OR
After receiving a PhD in chemistry I moved to Chicago and worked for 20 years in research and development, first as research engineer at IIT Research Institute and then as vice president of R&D at BP Vacuum Analysis, Inc.
I led efforts in optics, sensor technology, thin-film optical filters and thin film fuel cell technology. I also performed materials analysis using surface analytical techniques such as scanning auger microscopy (SAM), ESCA, and SEM.
For the last 15 years I have taught AP Chemistry, Physics, and Environmental Science. In addition, I taught chemistry classes at Illinois Institute of Technology and Wright College, both in Chicago, IL.
I enjoy most outdoor activities, such as tennis, golf, skiing, and camping. I love music, especially jazz and classic rock.