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David Mwangi, PhD, has been Inducted into the Marquis Who’s Who Registry

PISCATAWAY, NJ, February 22, 2021 /24-7PressRelease/ — David Mwangi, PhD, has been included in Marquis Who’s Who. As in all Marquis Who’s Who biographical volumes, individuals profiled are selected on the basis of current reference value. Factors such as position, noteworthy accomplishments, visibility, and prominence in a field are all taken into account during the selection process.

Dr. Mwangi has flourished as a science and technology teacher, supervisor, evaluator and administrator currently focusing on his work as the founder of independent educational training firm K-20 Personalized PD Consulting. He has been additionally active as a member of the professional development committee with the National Science Teachers’ Association. Dr. Mwangi describes teaching as “a calling” and “a part of his blood,” and began teaching agriculture and biology to students in Kenya in 1994 shortly after earning a Bachelor of Science in science foundations from Egerton University.

Relocating to New Jersey in the early 2000s, Dr. Mwangi found success with Kean University and Community Access Unlimited as an academic specialist while pursuing a K-12 teacher licensure, a Master of Science in biotechnology and a UNIX Systems Administrator certification. In addition to teaching undergraduate biology courses as a member of the adjunct faculty at Kean University, he is the author of a high school-level immunology curriculum sponsored by the American Association of Immunologists. Moreover, Dr. Mwangi has served as a volunteer faculty member at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey since concluding his doctoral studies at the school in 2013.

While making the aforementioned contributions to science education at the K-12 and college levels, Dr. Mwangi continued his work in research science as a protein development scientist for Bristol-Myers Squibb through 2005 and a support scientist in the Bone Marrow Transplant Lab at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in 2007. Since 2015, he has worked with the East Orange School District as a data coordinator, STEM teacher trainer and Science Chairman. Additionally, Dr. Mwangi established K-20 Personalized PD Consulting in 2017.

Furthermore, Dr. Mwangi is a member of the board of directors of the Edkairos Corporation as well as a Google certified educator and trainer. He has also accepted numerous awards and accolades for his work as an educator, including a 2016 New Jersey Governor’s Teacher of the Year Award and a 2018 Kean University Presidential Award for Excellence in Teaching. His research has been notably published in the Journal of Immunology, and he helped pilot a program still available in New Jersey to allow high school students to pursue college credits prior to graduation. Dr. Mwangi looks forward to continuing his involvement in science education at all levels for years to come, and hopes to increase his emphasis on writing and curricular development in the coming years.

About Marquis Who’s Who®
Since 1899, when A. N. Marquis printed the First Edition of Who’s Who in America®, Marquis Who’s Who® has chronicled the lives of the most accomplished individuals and innovators from every significant field of endeavor, including politics, business, medicine, law, education, art, religion and entertainment. Today, Who’s Who in America® remains an essential biographical source for thousands of researchers, journalists, librarians and executive search firms around the world. Marquis® now publishes many Who’s Who titles, including Who’s Who in America®, Who’s Who in the World®, Who’s Who in American Law®, Who’s Who in Medicine and Healthcare®, Who’s Who in Science and Engineering®, and Who’s Who in Asia®. Marquis® publications may be visited at the official Marquis Who’s Who® website at www.marquiswhoswho.com.

Eugene Ellsworth Rousseau, PhD, Presented with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award by Marquis Who’s Who

BLOOMINGTON, IN, February 22, 2021 /24-7PressRelease/ — Marquis Who’s Who, the world’s premier publisher of biographical profiles, is proud to present Eugene Ellsworth Rousseau, PhD, with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award. An accomplished listee, Dr. Rousseau celebrates many years’ experience in his professional network, and has been noted for achievements, leadership qualities, and the credentials and successes he has accrued in his field. As in all Marquis Who’s Who biographical volumes, individuals profiled are selected on the basis of current reference value. Factors such as position, noteworthy accomplishments, visibility, and prominence in a field are all taken into account during the selection process.

Dr. Rousseau has performed across North America and on five continents since his 1965 Carnegie Hall debut. The legendary saxophonist Marcel Mule described Rousseau as “a brilliant saxophonist and distinguished artist” and critics the world over have echoed Mule’s praise.

Rousseau’s solo performances include appearances with the Minnesota Orchestra, the BBC Orchestra in London, the Santiago Philharmonic (Chile), the Pan American Festival Orchestra, the Janácek Philharmonic (Czech Republic), the U.S. Army Band at Kennedy Center, the Budapest Strings (Hungary), the Indianapolis Symphony, the Tokyo Bach Band, as well as the Hamamatsu International Wind Instrument Festival in Japan. Discography includes the first full album of saxophone concertos with orchestra (Deutsche Grammaphon, 1971) and many others on various labels.

In May 1998, Rousseau was honored as a Distinguished Alumnus by the University of Iowa, from which he received a Ph.D in music literature and performance. Dr. Rousseau was awarded several grants from the National Educational Association, the Research and Exchange Board and the Fulbright Foundation, and studied with Marcel Mule at the Paris Conservatory upon receiving the Fulbright (1960-61). He holds the title of Distinguished Professor of Music at Indiana University, having served on the IU faculty from 1964 to 2000. He joined the faculty of the University of Minnesota School of Music in fall 2000 where he taught for 15 years.

In addition, Dr. Rousseau has been in demand internationally as a guest professor. He taught at the Prague Conservatory and gave numerous master classes in the United States and abroad. From 1991—2001, Rousseau taught a masterclass at the prestigious Mozarteum in Salzburg, marking the first time the saxophone had been included at that institution. Rousseau’s influence continues through his former students, many of them eminent saxophonists, who can be found teaching and performing worldwide.

Rousseau left his mark in radio as well, being featured on broadcasts in Berlin, Bremen, London, Montreal, Toronto and other international locations. He is featured in two DVDs produced by Yamaha Corporation, Steps to Excellence and Eugene Rousseau: His Life and the Saxophone. The author of several books, Dr. Rousseau has published Saxophone High Tones (1978, 2003), Saxophone Artistry in Performance & Pedagody, Ferling—24 melodic studies edited for saxophone, two volumes of Method for the Saxophone (1975), Practical Hints on Playing the Alto, Tenor and Baritone Saxophone (three separate volumes), and two editions of Marcel Mule: His Life and the Saxophone (1982).

Rousseau has premiered numerous works written for him, including the Partita by Juan Orrego-Salas (with the Haydn Trio of Vienna), Jindrich Feld’s Sonata for alto saxophone and piano, and Concerto for saxophones and orchestra, Bernhard Heiden’s Fantasia Concertante for alto saxophone and winds, Hear Again in Memory, by Frederick Fox, Don Freund’s Skyscrapings for alto saxophone and piano, and Concertos by Libby Larsen, Claude Baker and David DeBoor Canfield.

Rousseau’s service to the saxophone community is of long standing. In 1969 he co-founded the World Saxophone Congress and has been President of both the North American Saxophone Alliance, (1979-80) and the Comité International du Saxophone (1982-85). Dr. Rousseau organized the World Saxophone Congress in Minneapolis (2003) and is an honorary lifetime member of the North American Saxophone Alliance and the Fulbright Association.

For over 40 years Dr. Rousseau has been Yamaha Corporation’s chief consultant for saxophone research, contributing to the development of acoustic improvements in saxophones and mouthpieces. His innovations and improvements continue to influence saxophone design.

Dr. Rousseau received many awards in his career, among them the Edwin Franko Goldman Award from the American Bandmasters Association (1995), Yamaha Corporation’s Legacy Award (2015), National Teachers National Association Teacher of the Year Award for Indiana (1993), Honorary Professor of Music by the Prague Conservatory (1993) and the Braga Institute in Italy (2001). A celebrated Marquis listee, Dr. Rousseau has been showcased in approximately 45 editions of Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who in Entertainment, Who’s Who in the Midwest, and Who’s Who in the World.

About Marquis Who’s Who®
Since 1899, when A. N. Marquis printed the First Edition of Who’s Who in America®, Marquis Who’s Who® has chronicled the lives of the most accomplished individuals and innovators from every significant field of endeavor, including politics, business, medicine, law, education, art, religion and entertainment. Today, Who’s Who in America® remains an essential biographical source for thousands of researchers, journalists, librarians and executive search firms around the world. Marquis® now publishes many Who’s Who titles, including Who’s Who in America®, Who’s Who in the World®, Who’s Who in American Law®, Who’s Who in Medicine and Healthcare®, Who’s Who in Science and Engineering®, and Who’s Who in Asia®. Marquis® publications may be visited at the official Marquis Who’s Who® website at www.marquiswhoswho.com.

Kenneth Russell Roy, PhD, Presented with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award by Marquis Who’s Who

VERNON, CT, February 24, 2021 /24-7PressRelease/ — Marquis Who’s Who, the world’s premier publisher of biographical profiles, is proud to present Kenneth Russell Roy, PhD, with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award. An accomplished listee, Dr. Roy celebrates many years’ experience in his professional network, and has been noted for achievements, leadership qualities, and the credentials and successes he has accrued in his field. As in all Marquis Who’s Who biographical volumes, individuals profiled are selected on the basis of current reference value. Factors such as position, noteworthy accomplishments, visibility, and prominence in a field are all taken into account during the selection process.

After four decades in the classroom teaching and chairing the science departments at several public and private high schools in the state of Connecticut, Dr. Roy changed career paths. Transitioning into environmental health and safety, he was acquired by Glastonbury Public Schools in Glastonbury, Connecticut, in 1981, where he served as the director of K-12 and as the director of science and safety until 2006. Still aligned with the district today, Dr. Roy continues to serve in the role of the director of environmental health and safety.

Apart from his work with the district, Dr. Roy has been aligned with National Safety Consultants LLC as a manager and senior consultant since 1996. The organization, which notably specializes in school safety, focuses its attention on areas of the buildings that require the most need, like the science and technology laboratories and the art rooms. As an authorized Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) instructor, Dr. Roy bears a wealth of expertise regarding the design, planning and construction of such rooms, as well as legal safety, employee training, and other pertinent areas.

As a seasoned researcher and expert in his field, Dr. Roy has become a frequent speaker, author and consultant. He is presently a safety compliance officer for National Science Education Leadership Association (NSELA) and has been active in various capacities for the International Council of Associations for Science Education (ICASE), including as a safety committee member, executive committee member and North American region representative. Among other involvements to his credit, Dr. Roy has maintained positions as the chief safety compliance adviser and chief safety blogger for the National Science Teaching Association’s (NSTA) website, as a ICASE science and safety consultant for United Nations UNESCO headquarters in Paris and, among numerous other roles, as an expert witness regarding laboratory accidents.

As a safety, technology and engineering education columnist and writer, Dr. Roy has contributed over 800 state, national, and international publications since 2005 and has co-authored 10 books, including “The Science Laboratory Manual” in 2015 and “Safer Makerspaces, Fab Labs, and STEM Labs: A Collaborative Guide!” in 2017. His journey in writing, however, began in 1984 as the co-editor for the Connecticut Journal of Science Education. From there, he became an editor for Science Leadership Trend Notes in 1989. Since 2001, Dr. Roy has been a syndicated columnist for Safety Science, an international journal for research in the science and technology of human and industrial safety. He also provides safety laboratory news through his twitter account five times per week.

Dr. Roy has been instrumental at the academic level as well. Teaching courses and working as a consultant for Project RISE for the University of Connecticut Cooperative Program from 1974 to 1981, he simultaneously taught as an adjunct faculty member at Tunxis Community College between 1975 and 1990 and Manchester Community College from 1976 until 1990. Additionally, Dr. Roy was a lecturer and science curriculum consultant, safety and science education consultant and national director for the National Science Supervisors Association from 1988 to 1991, as well as the executive director of the Leadership Institute at Central Connecticut State University between 1989 and 1991.

An alumnus of Central Connecticut State College, Dr. Roy acquired a Bachelor of Science and a Master of Science in 1968 and 1974, respectively. He subsequently attended the University of Connecticut, where he completed a diploma in professional education in 1981, followed by a Doctor of Philosophy in 1985. Dr. Roy has also earned certification as an instructor of OSHA, a teacher of mathematics, chemistry, physics, biology and general science, and is a certified academic administrator through the Connecticut State Department of Education.

As a part of his commitment to the environmental health and safety industry, Dr. Roy has been aligned with several prominent professional organizations, including the American Industrial Hygiene Association, the American Society of Safety Engineers and the American Association for the Advancement of Science. With respect to his educational background, he has also been active as a member of the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, the Connecticut Science Teachers Association, and several other similar organizations. Dr. Roy is also a past president of the National Science Supervisors Association and the Connecticut Science Supervisors Association.

Commemorated on numerous occasions, Dr. Roy was named as the Teacher of the Year Award in Colchester, Connecticut, in 1980. He also received an Outstanding Administrator Award from Glastonbury Public Schools every year between 1985 and 1987, a Prestigious Connecticut Celebration of Excellence Award in 1987, a Connecticut State Science Educator Leader Award from the Connecticut Science Supervisor Association in 2002 and a National Science Supervisor of the Year Award from the National Science Education Leadership Association in 2003. Moreover, Dr. Roy secured several grants from such organizations as the National Science Foundation.

About Marquis Who’s Who®
Since 1899, when A. N. Marquis printed the First Edition of Who’s Who in America®, Marquis Who’s Who® has chronicled the lives of the most accomplished individuals and innovators from every significant field of endeavor, including politics, business, medicine, law, education, art, religion and entertainment. Today, Who’s Who in America® remains an essential biographical source for thousands of researchers, journalists, librarians and executive search firms around the world. Marquis® now publishes many Who’s Who titles, including Who’s Who in America®, Who’s Who in the World®, Who’s Who in American Law®, Who’s Who in Medicine and Healthcare®, Who’s Who in Science and Engineering®, and Who’s Who in Asia®. Marquis® publications may be visited at the official Marquis Who’s Who® website at www.marquiswhoswho.com.

Sally G. Shafto, PhD, Celebrated for Dedication to the Film Industry

NORTH ADAMS, MA, February 24, 2021 /24-7PressRelease/ — Sally G. Shafto, PhD, has been included in Marquis Who’s Who. As in all Marquis Who’s Who biographical volumes, individuals profiled are selected on the basis of current reference value. Factors such as position, noteworthy accomplishments, visibility, and prominence in a field are all taken into account during the selection process.

Driven to teach others about the importance of art and the ability of art to transform and uplift, Dr. Shafto has excelled as a visiting guest faculty member at Sarah Lawrence College since 2017 and as a research associate with Williams College since 2016. An accomplished film scholar specializing in the French New Wave, international art cinema, and Maghrebi and African cinema, she was inspired to pursue a career in the arts after attending a private girls’ school. An older woman and art historian, Erika Mueller, told Dr. Shafto of her incredible backstory, which spurred her desire to study the arts.

Prior to obtaining her current positions, Dr. Shafto worked as a developmental editor for the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, a translator for the French film review Cahiers du cinéma, an editor and translator for Sequence Press, and an assistant professor at Ibn Zohr University in Morocco. Over the years, she also gained valuable expertise in the field as the executive director of the Big Muddy Film Festival at the University of Southern Illinois, a film journalist for Framework and Senses of Cinema, and the special assistant to the director for the Williams College Museum of Art. In a career filled with highlights, she is most proud of translating the writings of several filmmakers and artists including Jean-Marie Straub and Danièle Huillet, Nicolas de Staël, and Jia Zhangke.

In pursuit of her career, Dr. Shafto earned a Bachelor of Arts in classics and classical languages, and art history from Skidmore College in 1978, a Master of Arts in art history and archaeology from Columbia University in 1985 and a Master of Arts in film studies from the University of Iowa in 1994. From there, she completed a Doctor of Philosophy at the University of Iowa in 2000, and successfully defended her dissertation “Ut picture cinema: The Strange Adventure of Jean-Luc Godard” before pursuing postdoctoral studies at Princeton University in 2000.

Dr. Shafto remains professionally aligned with a number of organizations, including The Society of Cinema and Media Studies. Backed by her considerable expertise, she has authored and edited a number of works, including “The Zanzibar Films and the Dandys of May 1968” and “The Image in Dispute: Art and Cinema in the Age of Photography.”

In light of her professional achievements, Dr. Shafto has been recognized many times, earning a Certificate of Recognition as an Outstanding Woman in the Community through the University of Iowa in 1995 and receiving fellowships through Princeton University, the University of Iowa and the Chateaubriand Fellowship program. In the near future, Dr. Shafto aims to continue teaching and translating while remaining open to new opportunities within the field.

About Marquis Who’s Who®
Since 1899, when A. N. Marquis printed the First Edition of Who’s Who in America®, Marquis Who’s Who® has chronicled the lives of the most accomplished individuals and innovators from every significant field of endeavor, including politics, business, medicine, law, education, art, religion and entertainment. Today, Who’s Who in America® remains an essential biographical source for thousands of researchers, journalists, librarians and executive search firms around the world. Marquis® now publishes many Who’s Who titles, including Who’s Who in America®, Who’s Who in the World®, Who’s Who in American Law®, Who’s Who in Medicine and Healthcare®, Who’s Who in Science and Engineering®, and Who’s Who in Asia®. Marquis® publications may be visited at the official Marquis Who’s Who® website at www.marquiswhoswho.com.

Lester R. McNall Presented with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award by Marquis Who’s Who

LA HABRA, CA, February 24, 2021 /24-7PressRelease/ — Marquis Who’s Who, the world’s premier publisher of biographical profiles, is proud to present Lester R. McNall with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award. An accomplished listee, Dr. McNall celebrates many years’ experience in his professional network, and has been noted for achievements, leadership qualities, and the credentials and successes he has accrued in his field. As in all Marquis Who’s Who biographical volumes, individuals profiled are selected on the basis of current reference value. Factors such as position, noteworthy accomplishments, visibility, and prominence in a field are all taken into account during the selection process.

Having accrued well over six and a half decades of inimitable experience in the field of chemistry and horticulture, Dr. McNall garnered a laudable reputation as the president of Nutrient Technologies Inc. from 1984 until 2016. Originally a research chemist for Esso Research & Engineering Company, he later headed chemical research at Paper Mate in the Gillette division of Santa Monica, California. He subsequently contributed nearly 20 years with Leffingwell Chemical Company as a technical director and general manager before embarking upon his own venture. Dr. McNall founded Nutrient Technologies in 1986 and oversaw its operation for more than three decades before selling the company to the De Sangrosse Group, a French company, to support its international expansion. Nutrient Technologies notably supplied micronutrients to agriculture.

Dr. McNall studied at the University of Wisconsin, where he received a Bachelor of Science in chemistry in 1950. Continuing his studies, he acquired a Doctor of Philosophy in chemistry at the University of California at Los Angeles in 1955. To support his career, he has been an active member of the American Chemical Society. Acknowledging his gratitude to his alma mater, in 2016 he endowed the Lester R. McNall Professorship in Chemistry at the University of Wisconsin.

Outside of his full-time commitments in the field, Dr. McNall became an author in 2019. His non-fiction book, “The Road Too Far,” took place in 1948 and is the story of several college students and their 10,000 mile road trip to South America. A celebrated Marquis listee, Dr. McNall has been featured in the 24th and 25th editions of Who’s Who in the West.

About Marquis Who’s Who®
Since 1899, when A. N. Marquis printed the First Edition of Who’s Who in America®, Marquis Who’s Who® has chronicled the lives of the most accomplished individuals and innovators from every significant field of endeavor, including politics, business, medicine, law, education, art, religion and entertainment. Today, Who’s Who in America® remains an essential biographical source for thousands of researchers, journalists, librarians and executive search firms around the world. Marquis® now publishes many Who’s Who titles, including Who’s Who in America®, Who’s Who in the World®, Who’s Who in American Law®, Who’s Who in Medicine and Healthcare®, Who’s Who in Science and Engineering®, and Who’s Who in Asia®. Marquis® publications may be visited at the official Marquis Who’s Who® website at www.marquiswhoswho.com.

James W. Conley, PhD, Presented with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award by Marquis Who’s Who

MIAMI LAKES, FL, February 24, 2021 /24-7PressRelease/ — Marquis Who’s Who, the world’s premier publisher of biographical profiles, is proud to present James W. Conley, PhD, with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award. An accomplished listee, Dr. Conley celebrates significant experience as a university educator and has been noted for his leadership qualities and successes. As in all Marquis Who’s Who biographical volumes, individuals profiled are selected on the basis of current reference value. Factors such as position, noteworthy accomplishments, visibility, and prominence in a field are all taken into account during the selection process.

Drawing on studies and activities at the Religious of the Sacred Heart’s Hardey Preparatory School in Chicago and Jesuit-sponsored Loyola Academy in Wilmette (IL), Dr. Conley earned a Bachelor of Arts in English from Georgetown University, a Master of Arts in Italian from Middlebury College and a Doctor of Philosophy in comparative literature from the University of Wisconsin. A diver on the Loyola swim team and a starboard oarsman on the Georgetown crew, Dr. Conley frequented daily liturgies at his high school and college chapels, initiating a life-long commitment to spiritual and academic development. His interest in being a university educator was inspired by participating in the Georgetown University honors program and through studying abroad in Italy. Dr. Conley has taught on behalf of Gonzaga-in-Florence in Florence, Italy, at Montgomery County Community College and at Villanova University. He joined the faculty at St. Thomas University in 1976 and retired from his position as a professor of English and Humanities in 2018, receiving the distinguished title of professor emeritus.

One of the founding faculty members of the Saint Thomas University honors program, Dr. Conley edited the 1983 Self-Study for re-affirmation of accreditation by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, was appointed as the director of the St. Thomas University honors program, and participated in National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Institutes at Princeton University, the Huntington Library, Northwestern University, and UCLA. As a scholar Dr. Conley co-authored “Petrarch and Augustine: The Confessions and the Canzoniere” and made numerous other contributions in Renaissance criticism.

Dr. Conley received the Thomas Sessa Award for Dedication to University Students in 1978, and the Robert M. Sullivan Award for Teacher of the Year in 1979 and 2005. He served as Chairperson of English and Humanities from 1992 to 2004 and in 2005-2007 became the president of Delta Epsilon Sigma, the first national honors society for Catholic colleges and universities. Supportive of study abroad opportunities, Dr. Conley directed St. Thomas University’s study abroad programs in Assisi, Italy, 1999-2002 and at El Escorial, Spain, 2016. Both in 2010-2011 and in 2014-2015. Dr. Conley served St. Thomas University as Interim Dean of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences, and in retirement he has devoted himself to treasuring his family, serving as a lector and Eucharistic minister at his local parish in Miami Lakes, and editing selected writings of Monsignor Edward Casey, a missionary to the Philippines in the mid-1900’s.

About Marquis Who’s Who®
Since 1899, when A. N. Marquis printed the First Edition of Who’s Who in America®, Marquis Who’s Who® has chronicled the lives of the most accomplished individuals and innovators from every significant field of endeavor, including politics, business, medicine, law, education, art, religion and entertainment. Today, Who’s Who in America® remains an essential biographical source for thousands of researchers, journalists, librarians and executive search firms around the world. Marquis® now publishes many Who’s Who titles, including Who’s Who in America®, Who’s Who in the World®, Who’s Who in American Law®, Who’s Who in Medicine and Healthcare®, Who’s Who in Science and Engineering®, and Who’s Who in Asia®. Marquis® publications may be visited at the official Marquis Who’s Who® website at www.marquiswhoswho.com.

Dr. Deborah Ann Konkowski Presented with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award by Marquis Who’s Who

ARNOLD, MD, February 25, 2021 /24-7PressRelease/ — Marquis Who’s Who, the world’s premier publisher of biographical profiles, is proud to present Dr. Deborah Ann Konkowski with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award. An accomplished listee, Dr. Konkowski celebrates many years’ experience in her professional network, and has been noted for achievements, leadership qualities, and the credentials and successes she has accrued in her field. As in all Marquis Who’s Who biographical volumes, individuals profiled are selected on the basis of current reference value. Factors such as position, noteworthy accomplishments, visibility, and prominence in a field are all taken into account during the selection process.

Dr. Konkowski is an educator and researcher who has been aligned with the United States Naval Academy (USNA) in Annapolis, Maryland, for more than three decades. Recognized as the undergraduate college of the U.S.’s naval service, she was first acquired in 1987 as an assistant professor. Quickly progressing to associate professor within just four years and then to a full professor in 1997, she has taught courses in mathematical physics, special relativity and general relativity, including Introduction to Mathematical General Relativity. Meanwhile, much of Dr. Konkowski’s research has notably included general relativistic spacetimes, black holes, cosmic strings and other similar areas of the field.

As an extension of her academic career, Dr. Konkowski was a visiting associate professor and visiting professor at the University of London for several years between 1995 and 2020. As the result of her research, she has contributed over 50 research articles in scholarly journals and has been a frequent speaker at various conferences. Presenting all over the world in her area of expertise, Dr. Konkowski recently visited the University Club of Claremont in March 2019, where she spoke extensively about general relativity and how it can predict such things as black holes and big-bang cosmologies.

Born in Akron, Ohio, Dr. Konkowski later studied at Harvey Mudd College in California, where she obtained a Bachelor of Science in physics in 1977. Shortly thereafter, she completed a Doctor of Philosophy in physics at the University of Texas in Austin in 1983. Additional educational pursuits to Dr. Konkowski’s credit include postdoctoral research fellowships at the University of Maryland in College Park from 1983 to 1985 and Queen Mary, University of London, from 1985 to 1987.

Supporting her professional career, Dr. Konkowski has been active with several prominent industry-related organizations. Among them, she is a member of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the American Physical Society, the American Mathematics Society, the New York Academy of Science and the International Society General Relativity and Gravitation. Well regarded for her indelible contributions, Dr. Konkowski secured ongoing grants from the National Science Foundation between 1989 and 2004. Recognized by the USNA, she received an Outstanding Faculty Research Award in 2010.

About Marquis Who’s Who®
Since 1899, when A. N. Marquis printed the First Edition of Who’s Who in America®, Marquis Who’s Who® has chronicled the lives of the most accomplished individuals and innovators from every significant field of endeavor, including politics, business, medicine, law, education, art, religion and entertainment. Today, Who’s Who in America® remains an essential biographical source for thousands of researchers, journalists, librarians and executive search firms around the world. Marquis® now publishes many Who’s Who titles, including Who’s Who in America®, Who’s Who in the World®, Who’s Who in American Law®, Who’s Who in Medicine and Healthcare®, Who’s Who in Science and Engineering®, and Who’s Who in Asia®. Marquis® publications may be visited at the official Marquis Who’s Who® website at www.marquiswhoswho.com.

Dale Garand Ross Celebrated for Dedication to the Field of Social Work

SOUTHFIELD, MI, February 25, 2021 /24-7PressRelease/ — Dale Garand Ross has been included in Marquis Who’s Who. As in all Marquis Who’s Who biographical volumes, individuals profiled are selected on the basis of current reference value. Factors such as position, noteworthy accomplishments, visibility, and prominence in a field are all taken into account during the selection process.

An esteemed therapist, consultant, speaker and writer, Mr. Ross has some 40+ years of professional experience in the field of social work. Utilizing his particular specialization in men’s healthy behaviors and lifestyles (‘men’s issues’), he has assisted many clients through his private practice in Southfield since 1985. Having previously excelled as a therapist in clinical settings, Mr. Ross additionally served as a counselor at Wayne State University in Detroit for six years. He later returned as an adjunct professor and developed two graduate courses specifically designed for working with Gay/LGBTQ+ clients.

With a longstanding dedication to his advocacy for healthy, well-functioning family dynamics, Mr. Ross notably flourished as the first president and a founding member of the Wellness House of Michigan, as well as a president of the Southeastern Michigan Information and Referral Alliance. Likewise, he has gone above and beyond to address longstanding issues and trends within the Gay/LGBTQ+ community, and has built upon his prolific career as a founding member of the AIDS Partnership of Michigan (and serving on four AIDS speakers bureaus). Furthermore, Mr. Ross has found success as a founding member and primary presenter for the Leather Institute for Education, among other various public programs and grassroots organizations.

Moreover, Mr. Ross has provided his wealth of expertise to myriad articles published through professional and public journals, in addition to a number of lectures and presentations which have focused primarily upon the intersection of psychological and medical issues with divergent lifestyles. These include syndicated monthly columns, a five-city syndicated TV series on mental health, and an online book of his first thirty years of writing. To remain aware of developments in the field, he maintains his professional affiliation with such organizations as the Michigan Association of Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors, the National Association of Social Workers, and the American Association of Counseling and Development.

Furthermore, Mr. Ross was active as a co-founder member of the Michigan Band of Brothers. Mr. Ross initially pursued a formal education at Michigan State University, from which he obtained a Bachelor of Science in psychology in 1970. Following this accomplishment, he continued his studies at Wayne State University, graduating with a Master of Social Work in 1980. Eminently qualified in his field, Mr. Ross has earned certifications through the Academy of Certified Social Workers, the National Board for Certified Counselors, and as an internationally certified advanced alcohol and drug counselor.

To commemorate his achievements, Mr. Ross has garnered several accolades, including recognition among the One Thousand Great Americans by the Cambridge International Biographical Center in 2003, which honored him as a Man of Achievement in 1985. Furthermore, he was presented with Outstanding Young Men of America Awards in 1983 and 1984, among other awards to his credit. Outside of his professional circles, Mr. Ross enjoys antiquing, collecting fine art and gardening in his spare time.

About Marquis Who’s Who®
Since 1899, when A. N. Marquis printed the First Edition of Who’s Who in America®, Marquis Who’s Who® has chronicled the lives of the most accomplished individuals and innovators from every significant field of endeavor, including politics, business, medicine, law, education, art, religion and entertainment. Today, Who’s Who in America® remains an essential biographical source for thousands of researchers, journalists, librarians and executive search firms around the world. Marquis® now publishes many Who’s Who titles, including Who’s Who in America®, Who’s Who in the World®, Who’s Who in American Law®, Who’s Who in Medicine and Healthcare®, Who’s Who in Science and Engineering®, and Who’s Who in Asia®. Marquis® publications may be visited at the official Marquis Who’s Who® website at www.marquiswhoswho.com.

Francisco A. Marcos-Marin Presented with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award by Marquis Who’s Who

MADRID, SPAIN, February 25, 2021 /24-7PressRelease/ — Marquis Who’s Who, the world’s premier publisher of biographical profiles, is proud to present Francisco A. Marcos-Marin with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award. An accomplished listee, Dr. Marcos-Marin celebrates many years’ experience in his professional network, and has been noted for achievements, leadership qualities, and the credentials and successes he has accrued in his field. As in all Marquis Who’s Who biographical volumes, individuals profiled are selected on the basis of current reference value. Factors such as position, noteworthy accomplishments, visibility, and prominence in a field are all taken into account during the selection process.

Now retired, Dr. Marcos-Marin earned the distinguished title of a professor emeritus at the University of Texas at San Antonio, having taught Hispanic linguistics on campus until his retirement in 2018. He previously taught at the University of Rome, where he garnered expertise as a professor for three years. Likewise, Dr. Marcos-Marin worked at the Institute of Cervantes in Spain as an academic director for two years.

Resolving to pursue a career in linguistics after completing his undergraduate studies, Dr. Marcos-Marin became intrigued by the Latin and Arabic languages. Since that time, he has enjoyed studying various cultures. Among them, Dr. Marcos-Marin particularly enjoyed conducting research on the Mediterranean cultures between the fifth and tenth centuries, such as Arabic and Ibero-Romance.

Among his most notable achievements, Dr. Marcos-Marin is most proud of the collaboration he shared with Dr. Faulhaber at the University of California at Berkeley, alongside whom he focused his attention on a digital archive of Spanish manuscripts and texts, the “Archivo Digital de Manuscritos y Textos Españoles,” which was published the early 1990s. It was the first time in history that text and images were offered electronically with the assistance of the Quincentennial Agency in Madrid, UC Berkeley, the University of Wisconsin at Madison, the National Library of Spain and the University Complutense in Madrid. As a result, this work put much of the information into the hands of language scholars.

A talented writer, Dr. Marcos-Marin published “Humanidades Hispánicas” in 2018. He also released poetry works in “Lectura de su pluma” and “Odysseos.” Apart from his books, he has contributed a variety of articles on behalf of academic journals. Dr. Marcos-Marin has notably written extensively about the origins of the digital humanities and computers in Spain.

A dedicated community advocate, Dr. Marcos-Marin has been a member of the Rock Art Foundation, a nonprofit organization, since 2005. He has also been involved with the Meadows Museum in Dallas. Among his professional involvements, Dr. Marcos-Marin has been affiliated as a member of the American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese and as a member and former executive committee member of the Societas Linguistica Europaea. He is also an honorary fellow of the Association of Marocaine Comparative Literature and a corresponding fellow of the Academia Argentina de Letras and the Academia Norteamericana de la Lengua Española.

Dr. Marcos-Marin was born in Madrid. He obtained a Doctor of Philosophy from the University of Complutense in 1969 and later received certification in neurolinguistic studies from the Universidad Autonoma in Madrid in 1983. Well regarded for his subsequent accomplishments, he was bestowed with the Premio Nacional Fin Carrera Award from the Government of Spain in 1968, a Ministry of Education Award in Spain in 1969 and a Humboldt Research Award from the Alexander Von Humboldt Stiftung in 2004. Dr. Marcos-Marin also received a fellowship at the Institute Hispano-Árabe de Cultura in 1981 and the Duques De Soria Foundation in 2000, as well as grant funding from Fundación Juan March, Spanish Social Security or the European Uniom between 1974 and 1997.

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Jennifer A. Ingold has been Inducted into the Prestigious Marquis Who’s Who Biographical Registry

HOLBROOK, NY, February 25, 2021 /24-7PressRelease/ — Jennifer A. Ingold has been inducted into Marquis Who’s Who. As in all Marquis Who’s Who biographical volumes, individuals profiled are selected on the basis of current reference value. Factors such as position, noteworthy accomplishments, visibility, and prominence in a field are all taken into account during the selection process.

Growing up in small town Hornell in upstate New York, Mrs. Ingold graduated from high school in the top 10 of her class before pursuing higher education in public relations and journalism. Upon discovering that she did not enjoy the large university environment, she continued her academic efforts at Elmira College, where she was encouraged to study business management and economics. Soon thereafter, Mrs. Ingold excelled in her studies to the point that her fellow classmates requested her services as an economics tutor, inspiring her to shift her focus towards secondary education.

Ms. Ingold eventually graduated from Elmira College with a Bachelor of Arts in social studies at the top of her class. She also later earned a Master of Arts in reading and English from Stony Brook University, a part of the State University of New York system. Mrs. Ingold currently works as a middle school social studies teacher with the Bay Shore School District, in Bay Shore, Long Island, New York.

In addition to her primary professional endeavors, Mrs. Ingold also holds an administrative position on the New York State Council for the Social Studies’ Technical Committee. She has been active in educational advisorships for the ESL/ENL Social Studies Integration Committee, the Humanities Investigative Planning Committee and the Bay Shore District Transition Team. Previously appointed to the board of directors for the Middle States Council for the Social Studies, Mrs. Ingold later served as a mentor and supervising teacher for student teachers at Stony Brook University, Saint Joseph’s College, Dowling College and Molloy Colleges.

As a respected voice in her field, Mrs. Ingold has authored and contributed to numerous journals and publications in her field. Most notably, she has provided her wealth of knowledge as a contributing author for “Navigating the Toggled Term,” a contributor for “The Middle Web”, Association for Middle Level Educators Magazine, Social Education and an author for “The Missing Piece: Empowering Middle School Students with Thinking Parameters,” which was published in the Iowa Journal for the Social Studies. Mrs. Ingold has also presented her work and research at numerous local, state, regional and national conferences.

As a dedicated member of her community, Mrs. Ingold notably established The Jerilyn Ingold Young Professional Memorial Scholarship, which is bestowed to graduating seniors in the West Islip, New York School District who plan to pursue careers in business or business education. For her exceptional efforts throughout her career, she has been recognized as Teacher of the Year by several prestigious organizations including most notably The National Council for the Social Studies, the Middle States Council for the Social Studies, the New York State Council for the Social Studies and the Long Island Council for the Social Studies. Likewise, she was honored as a C3Teachers.org Lead Teacher Expert Blogger. Ultimately, she has attributed her professional success to her unique creative mindset and intrinsic motivation over the years. Looking toward the future, Mrs. Ingold plans to continue teaching, writing and attending conferences in the field of education while benefiting and uplifting both students and fellow educators from across the country and the globe.

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Since 1899, when A. N. Marquis printed the First Edition of Who’s Who in America®, Marquis Who’s Who® has chronicled the lives of the most accomplished individuals and innovators from every significant field of endeavor, including politics, business, medicine, law, education, art, religion and entertainment. Today, Who’s Who in America® remains an essential biographical source for thousands of researchers, journalists, librarians and executive search firms around the world. Marquis® now publishes many Who’s Who titles, including Who’s Who in America®, Who’s Who in the World®, Who’s Who in American Law®, Who’s Who in Medicine and Healthcare®, Who’s Who in Science and Engineering®, and Who’s Who in Asia®. Marquis® publications may be visited at the official Marquis Who’s Who® website at www.marquiswhoswho.com.

Gail Enid Gelburd, PhD, Presented with the Who’s Who of Professional Women

OTIS, MA, February 26, 2021 /24-7PressRelease/ — Marquis Who’s Who, the world’s premier publisher of biographical profiles, is proud to present Gail Enid Gelburd, PhD, with the Professional Women’s Award. An accomplished listee, Dr. Gelburd celebrates many years’ experience in her professional network, and has been noted for achievements, leadership qualities, and the credentials and successes she has accrued in her field. As in all Marquis Who’s Who biographical volumes, individuals profiled are selected on the basis of current reference value. Factors such as position, noteworthy accomplishments, visibility, and prominence in a field are all taken into account during the selection process.

Dr. Gelburd was a professor of art history at Eastern Connecticut State University (ECSU) for 19-years. During her incredible career on campus, she taught Non-Eurocentric and Contemporary Art History, incorporating Asian, African American, Japanese and Cuban art into her curriculum. She also conducted extensive research, traveling to such countries as India, Japan, South Africa and Nepal, among many others. Prior to her tenure at ECSU, Dr. Gelburd held academic appointments at Hofstra University in New York, where she served as director of the Hofstra University Museum Studies Program and the Hofstra Museum, curating major innovative exhibitions such as Blossoming of New Promises on the Harlem Renaissance, and published Mother and Child: Henry Moore. She also taught at the School of Visual Arts, and Springfield College. She was a curator at the Morris Museum of Arts and Sciences and worked at the Museum of Modern Art in NYC as a lecturer.

Notably, she was the Executive Director of the Council for Creative Projects, an international non-profit organization that curated and circulated unique exhibitions worldwide. Some of the exhibitions curated and related publications included Bearden in Black and White with the Whitney Museum of American Art; The Painted Sounds of Romare Bearden; Creative Solutions to Ecological Issues which included a forward by Vice President Al Gore; and Silent Screams from the Russian Underground.

Dr. Gelburd has lectured worldwide at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the Whitney Museum, the Brooklyn Museum, Williams College and the Chicago Art Institute as well as in Goa India, Havana Cuba, Taipei Taiwan, and Johannesburg South Africa.

Boasting a portfolio comprised of numerous exhibitions and publications on Dr. Gelburd enjoyed seeing how cultures interacted with and enhanced one another. Over the years, she has curated over two dozen exhibitions across eight countries and 20 U.S. states, all of which have focused on topics such as race, poverty, prejudice and religion. Her publications included: The Transparent Thread: Asian Philosophy in Recent American Art; Ajiaco: Stirrings of the Cuban Soul; Robeson, DuBois and the Spirit of African Culture; A Graphic Odyssey: Romare Bearden as Printmaker.

She continues to write books, poetry and be involved in personal exhibitions of her own artwork from California to Massachusetts and abroad in such locations as Skopelos, Greece, and Majorda, Goa, India. More recently, Dr. Gelburd’s work on Japan’s tsunami was featured in a solo exhibition in New London, Connecticut, in 2017. Much of her work has been notably reviewed and she has been interviewed and then showcased in print, online, and on television and radio.

Active in her community, Dr. Gelburd was a member of the Sea Cliff Landmarks Association and was recently elected to the Otis Historical Commission. She organized the Windham Project in Connecticut and served on the Farmington River Regional School District’s school board. She was a member of the Global Forum of Spiritual and Parliamentary Leaders on Human Survival, a worldwide organization devoted to changing environmental and developmental values within their countries. Dr. Gelburd was an active member of the Long Island Museum Association, the Association of College and University Museums, the American Association of Museums and the College of Art Association. She was also a former member of the board of directors of Artists Representing Environmental Art.

After receiving a Bachelor of Arts degree from Queens College, City University of New York (CUNY), Gelburd obtained a Master of Arts from The Ohio State University, a Master of Philosophy, and Doctor of Philosophy in Contemporary American Art and Art History from the Graduate Center of the City University of New York.

Throughout her career, Dr. Gelburd secured numerous research grants for her exhibitions and publications from The Rockefeller Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, New York State Council for the Arts, the Massachusetts Cultural Council, the State of Connecticut and the Ford Foundation. In honor of her career, she received an award from the Council of Connecticut Teaching Excellence Award. in 2008. A celebrated Marquis listee, she has been cited in the 65th through 70th editions of Who’s Who in America, the 23rd edition of Who’s Who in the East and the fourth edition of Who’s Who of Emerging Leaders in America.

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Since 1899, when A. N. Marquis printed the First Edition of Who’s Who in America®, Marquis Who’s Who® has chronicled the lives of the most accomplished individuals and innovators from every significant field of endeavor, including politics, business, medicine, law, education, art, religion and entertainment. Today, Who’s Who in America® remains an essential biographical source for thousands of researchers, journalists, librarians and executive search firms around the world. Marquis® now publishes many Who’s Who titles, including Who’s Who in America®, Who’s Who in the World®, Who’s Who in American Law®, Who’s Who in Medicine and Healthcare®, Who’s Who in Science and Engineering®, and Who’s Who in Asia®. Marquis® publications may be visited at the official Marquis Who’s Who® website at www.marquiswhoswho.com.

Dr. Harry H. Hilton Lauded for Excellence in the Field of Aerospace Engineering Education and in Fundamental Research

URBANA, IL, March 01, 2021 /24-7PressRelease/ — Dr. Harry Hilton has been included in Marquis Who’s Who. As in all Marquis Who’s Who biographical volumes, individuals profiled are selected on the basis of current reference value. Factors such as position, noteworthy accomplishments, visibility, and prominence in a field are all taken into account during the selection process.

BS 1947 and MS 49 Aeronautical Eng. (compressible aerodynamics) New York U., Ph. D. Theoretical & Applied Mechanics (solid mechanics major with applied mathematics minor) 51 UIUC. On UIUC AE faculty since 1949. Aeronautical & Astronautical Eng. department head 74 – 85, assistant dean of engineering summers 1989 & 90. Distinguished Visiting Professor of Mechanical Engineering Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (1999-2000). Alfred M. Freudenthal Visiting Professor, Leopold-Franzens-Universität, Austria, 1995. Charles E. Schmidt Distinguished Visiting Professor, Florida Atlantic U., 1997 – 2001, 2007. Currently he is Professor Emeritus of aerospace engineering at UIUC.

Fellow of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) and of the American Society for Composites (ASC). Past consultant for McDonnell Corp., Hughes Aircraft, Aerojet-General, and Boeing. Expert witness at aerospace accident trials. Served in US Army, 1944-46.

Current member of the following committees: AIAA Structures Technical, AIAA Non-Deterministic Applications Technical, the ASTM D-30 on Composite Materials, UIUC AAUP Policy, UIUC Senate, two archival journal editorial boards and two scientific committees organizing international conferences. He also chairs the AIAA Illinois Section, and is a regional director for Sigma Gamma Tau, the national aerospace engineering honor society and 1959-61, 69-71, 2013-19 president UIUC Chapter American Association University Professors (AAUP). He is a recipient of American Civil Liberties Union’s (ACLU) Victor J. Stone Award for Lifetime Commitment to Civil Liberties, AAUP Academic Freedom Award and the AIAA service award.

He has also been active in community affairs as the chair of the Champaign-Urbana Symphony Guild, member of the C-U ACLU steering committee, past 2nd vice-president Champaign County Democratic Central Committee, past chair of the Champaign City Human Relations Commission, and past chair of the C-U Council for Integration.

After his retirement in 1990, he continues to be actively engaged in research with a part time NCSA appointment, teaching one of three graduate AE courses (528, 529, 550) and special research problems AE 497/597, and in public and professional service. Currently he advises one PhD thesis student. He has published over 500 papers in archival journals or conference proceedings and 11 book chapters. His present active analytical & computational research areas are deterministic and stochastic linear and nonlinear viscoelasticity, composites, aero-thermo-viscoelasticity, aerodynamic noise, computational solid mechanics, structural probabilistic failure criteria and analysis, damping & nonlinear dynamics, linear & nonlinear anisotropic viscoelastic finite element analysis, optimum designer materials and systems of systems, piezoelectric, magnetic, and functionally graded viscoelastic materials, nonlinear creep and delamination column & plate buckling, analytical determination of damping properties, material characterization, stochastic minimum structural weight analysis, probabilistic delamination of composites during service and manufacturing processes, 3D/4D viscoelastic printing, structural control and survivability, engineering education, and structural integrity of dentures.

He is an internationally recognized authority in solid mechanics, viscoelasticity and aero-viscoelasticity. Notable research achievements include first papers in the literature on: column creep buckling (1952), aero-viscoelasticity (1956), stochastic minimum weight analysis (1960), viscoelastic Poisson ratios (1998), the importance of initial loading paths in viscoelasticity (1999), optimum viscoelastic designer materials (2003) and on large optimized designer systems of systems (2013), Theodorsen function for variable flight velocities (2011), generalized multi-dimensional material probabilistic constitutive relations and failure conditions based on stress and/or strain invariants (2018).

1 National Center for Supercomputing Applications at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC)

Harry H. Hilton
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Professor Emeritus of Aerospace Engineering in the Grainger College of Engineering
NCSA Senior Academic Lead for Computational 1 Structural/Solid Mechanics
316 Talbot Lab., MC-236, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC)

About Marquis Who’s Who®
Since 1899, when A. N. Marquis printed the First Edition of Who’s Who in America®, Marquis Who’s Who® has chronicled the lives of the most accomplished individuals and innovators from every significant field of endeavor, including politics, business, medicine, law, education, art, religion and entertainment. Today, Who’s Who in America® remains an essential biographical source for thousands of researchers, journalists, librarians and executive search firms around the world. Marquis® now publishes many Who’s Who titles, including Who’s Who in America®, Who’s Who in the World®, Who’s Who in American Law®, Who’s Who in Medicine and Healthcare®, Who’s Who in Science and Engineering®, and Who’s Who in Asia®. Marquis® publications may be visited at the official Marquis Who’s Who® website at www.marquiswhoswho.com.

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