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Gary A. Greene, PhD, Presented with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award by Marquis Who’s Who

BERWYN, IL, May 05, 2020 /24-7PressRelease/ — Marquis Who’s Who, the world’s premier publisher of biographical profiles, is proud to present Gary A. Greene, PhD, with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award. An accomplished listee, Dr. Greene 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 more than 45 years of service to his students and discipline, Dr. Greene has garnered a laudable reputation as a musician and educator. Since 1998, he has served as a principal consultant for the Illinois State Board of Education, and since 2001, has maintained involvement as an adjunct faculty member at Elmhurst College. Dr. Greene has likewise earned distinction as the vice president of the Illinois Federation of State Office Educators since 2012, and has sat on the board of the Salt Creek Chamber Orchestra since 2004.

Dr. Greene’s fascination with music began while coming of age, when he took notice of the theme music to a local television news program, and wanted to learn to play it. He began playing cornet, but found little success due to a lack of practice. While attending junior high school, Dr. Greene found his niche as a horn player. He joined his local municipal band as a teenager, gaining valuable experience and fluency with sight reading music and playing as part of an ensemble.

Dr. Greene’s journey led him to consider a career in music education. In 1974, he graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Science in music education from the University of Indianapolis, and undertook coursework at the Garrett Evangelical Theological Seminary before pursuing a Master of Music in music history and literature at Butler University. He subsequently matriculated at the University of Maryland, from which he attained a Doctor of Philosophy in musicology in 1987. Eminently qualified in his field, Dr. Greene is licensed to teach in Illinois and Indiana.

Beginning his teaching career in 1975 as a junior high choral director for Huntington Community Schools in Indiana, Dr. Greene served as the band director for the Roman Catholic elementary schools of Danville, Illinois from 1976 until 1978 and for Armstrong High School during the 1979 and 1980 academic year. He continued his career as an instructor at Danville Area Community College in Illinois between 1978 and 1983, and acted as the school’s Title XX adult education information and referral officer from 1981 to 1983. Dr. Greene subsequently worked as a graduate research assistant at the University of Maryland from 1985 until 1987, whereupon he became a reference librarian for the American Symphony Orchestra League. He departed in 1989 to join Northeast Louisiana University as an assistant professor of music, and continued to teach until 1995. The same year, Dr. Greene joined the adjunct faculty staff at the University of Arkansas at Monticello, and started work as a system manager and office administrator for The Kelly Agency, a position he held until 1997.

Dr. Greene acted as an adjudicator for the Louisiana Music Educators Association from 1988 until 1995. He is likewise a former member of the board of the Monroe Symphony Orchestra and the Danville Municipal Band, where he held several elected positions. The author of numerous professional articles, lectures and program notes, Dr. Greene notably contributed several years as the primary scriptwriter for KEDM radio broadcasts of Monroe Symphony Orchestra performances. Moreover, in a particular career highlight, he was gratified to have published a book on the composer Henry Holden Huss.

Dr. Greene was the recipient of a dissertation research grant for his work on Henry Holden Huss, and was a Maryland Fellow from 1984 to 1987. He was named in 1981 as the Musician of the Year by the American Federation of Musicians’ Local 90 branch, and was bestowed with a Board of Governors Award from the Monroe Symphony Orchestra in 1995. While he remains proud of his academic work and the accolades he has received, Dr. Greene considers the apex of his career to be his work on a 1977 initiative to have the Danville, Illinois Public Library Building included in the National Register of Historic Places. Dr. Greene is a member of the American Musicological Society, the Society for American Music, and the American Guild of Organists, where he is a past chapter treasurer and subdean.

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 L. York, PhD, Presented with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award by Marquis Who’s Who

EAST AURORA, NY, May 06, 2020 /24-7PressRelease/ — Marquis Who’s Who, the world’s premier publisher of biographical profiles, is proud to present James L. York, PhD, with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award. An accomplished listee, Dr. York 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 an emeritus research scientist, Dr. York contributed for 30 years in his role at the State University of New York’s (SUNY) Research Institute on Addictions in Buffalo before retiring in 2005. During his tenure on campus, he also served as a research associate professor of psychology on campus from 1981 to 1998. He has notably taught courses on drug and substance abuse, alcohol research and treatment, addictive behaviors, psychodynamics of tobacco dependence and alcohol research and treatment. Additionally, Dr. York worked for two years as a postdoctoral trainee at SUNY between 1972 and 1974, just after completing his doctoral work.

A prominent figure in his field, Dr. York has participated in various invited presentations, seminars and workshops and has been featured in several media interviews in his area of expertise. Widely published, he has authored and co-authored over 50 peer-reviewed scientific articles in such scholarly journals as Psychopharmacology and the Journal of Studies on Alcohol. He has also published 29 abstracts. What’s more, Dr. York served on the editorial board of the Journal of Studies on Alcohol between 1998 and 2004, was a referee for several scientific journals, has contributed chapters to several books, as well as a chapter in the 1977 edition of “Encyclopedia of Chemistry.”

Dr. York received a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology at Bradley University in 1965 and a PhD in Pharmacology at the University of Illinois College of Medicine in 1972. While in college, Dr. York had the opportunity to work at the Illinois State Psychiatric Institute in the neurophysiology laboratory of Dr. Luis Marco. Dr. York also garnered a laudable reputation within the department of neurology at Rush-Presbyterian/Saint Luke’s Hospital in Chicago as a laboratory technician in neurophysiology.

Recognized for his contributions to the field, Dr. York was featured in a 1995 article titled ‘Research in Brief’ in the Research Institute on Addictions’ publication. He has received several grants from the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Substance Abuse Research and the New York State Health Research Council, several Travel Awards and a Recognition Award for Outstanding Career Accomplishments in Alcohol and Substance Abuse Research from the Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services in 1994. Among other industry-related organizations, Dr. York is a member of the Research Society on Alcoholism, the American Society for Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics and the International Society for Biomedical Research on Alcoholism.

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.

Harvey J. Feld, MD, Presented with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award by Marquis Who’s Who

TAMPA, FL, May 06, 2020 /24-7PressRelease/ — Marquis Who’s Who, the world’s premier publisher of biographical profiles, is proud to present Harvey J. Feld, MD, with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award. An accomplished listee, Dr. Feld 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. Feld is a retired pathologist who practiced medicine in Florida for more than 30 years at the Pasco Regional Medical Center in Dade City and the Florida Hospital Zephyrhills in Zephyrhills. During 1991, he also served as the secretary and treasurer of the East Pasco Medical Center medical staff in Zephyrhills.

Outside of his full-time commitments, Dr. Feld has given much time to charity work with the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, serving as a trustee and treasurer of the Suncoast chapter from 1995 to 2002. Furthermore, Dr. Feld is a trustee for the Jewish Community Relations Council and past chair of the medical advisory committee for the Museum of Science and Industry in Tampa (1998-2000).

An alumnus of the University of Florida, Dr. Feld received a Bachelor of Science in chemistry in 1971 and was enrolled in the Masters of Science education program until 1973. He later earned a Doctor of Medicine at the University of the East in the Philippines in 1977, before going on to complete a clinical clerkship at Long Island College Hospital in New York City in 1978 and a residency in pathology at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York City between 1978 and 1982. Dr. Feld received his medical license in Florida in 1980 and became board certified by the American Board of Pathology in 1985. Dr. Feld previously spent a year as a fellow in cytopathology at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston between 1982 and 1983.

Dr. Feld has also conducted research (utilizing the application of flow cytometry analytical methods) during his Fellowship at MD Anderson Cancer Center. He also contributed two articles to the Mount Sinai Journal of Medicine, with one article receiving the Ralph Colp Award for Journalistic Excellence.

A former member of board of trustees for the Jewish Benevolent Society of Greater Tampa, Dr. Feld also previously served on the advisory board of the Center for Catholic Jewish Studies at Saint Leo University and the advisory council for the Jewish Museum of Florida. He is currently active on the House of Delegates for both the Florida Medical Association and the College of American Pathologists since 2014 and was a member-at-large of the Florida Society of Pathology from 2017 to 2019. Named Brooks Brothers Man of the Year by the Suncoast chapter of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society in 1995, Dr. Feld has also been featured in several editions of Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who in Medicine and Healthcare, Who’s Who in Science and Engineering and Who’s Who in the World.

In recognition of outstanding contributions to his profession and the Marquis Who’s Who community, Dr. Feld has been featured on the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement website. Please visit www.ltachievers.com for more information about this honor.

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.

Jack Christopher Blanton, PhD, Presented with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award by Marquis Who’s Who

 LEXINGTON, KY, May 08, 2020 /24-7PressRelease/ — Marquis Who’s Who, the world’s premier publisher of biographical profiles, is proud to present Jack Christopher Blanton, PhD, with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award. An accomplished listee, Dr. Blanton 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. Blanton’s professional career began in 1958 as a news reporter for the Knoxville Journal in Tennessee. Within two years he was called to work in government as an analyst in the State Budget Division of Kentucky in Frankfort. During his time there he worked closely with four different governors helping prepare their biennial budgets. He worked his way up the ranks of the budget office and in 1970 was appointed State Budget Director. While serving as a budgeteer, Dr. Blanton was elected president of the Southern Association of State Budget Officers. He also was active with the National Association of State Budget Officers (NASBO).

As his career evolved, he transitioned to higher education where he was named Associate Director of the Tennessee Higher Education Commission in Nashville in 1972. After two years there he moved to the position of Vice Chancellor for Finance for the Tennessee Board of Regents. In 1975 he was called to return to his home state of Kentucky to serve as Vice President for Business Affairs at the University of Kentucky (UK) in Lexington. There he began a long and distinguished career in academia in a variety of capacities including University Treasurer, a member of six university affiliated foundations including the University of Kentucky Athletic Association. At the time of his retirement he had served as second longest appointee to this particular foundation. Dr. Blanton contributed for another two decades on campus as an adjunct professor in the Gatton College of Business and Economics, and the Martin School of Public Policy and Administration. During this time, he served briefly as interim Vice President for Minority Affairs until the position was filled by a permanent appointee. As vice president he was a member of the Lexington Mayor’s Task Force on Growth Planning. He retired from UK in 2013.

Having enjoyed a renowned career at the University of Kentucky, Dr. Blanton was instrumental in the establishment of the WRFL radio station, an alternative FM station led by students that is broadcast live 24 hours a day. He helped establish a residence on campus for the University Press of Kentucky in addition to being a member of its governing board. He also was instrumental in finding a residence on campus for the Kentucky Humanities Council.

Dr. Blanton served in the U.S. Air Force and the Tennessee and Kentucky Air National Guard from 1958 to 1964. He found success on the board of directors of the Lexington Community Kitchen and the Lexington Chamber of Commerce. He was active with the board of the Community Concert and Lecture Series, the Hope Center for Homeless Men, the Civil War Roundtable, and the Kiwanis Club.

Among his awards, he was named an honorary Kentucky Colonel by several governors, and he was honored by the governor of Arkansas as Arkansas Traveler. For his work at UK he was given a Leadership Award by the national society of Omicron Delta Kappa. A celebrated Marquis listee, he has been showcased in the 46th through the 53rd editions of Who’s Who in America as well as the 21st edition of Who’s Who in the South and Southeast.

Dr. Blanton was born in Berea, Kentucky in 1935 within a few miles of the birth place of Kit Carson; the famous western explorer and guide. He received a Bachelor of Arts in history and political science at Berea College in 1957. In 2013 he was named the Outstanding Alumnus of the Year by his alma mater. Upon graduating from Berea, he was one of six students selected for a full scholarship from the Southern Regional Training Program in Public Administration which allowed him to spend one semester each at the University of Alabama, the University of Tennessee (UT) and the University of Kentucky. He earned the Master of Arts from UT in 1964 and his Ph.D. from UK in 1982. In 1966 he was selected by the Ford Foundation as outstanding mid-career government executive and funded for a full school year as a graduate fellow at Stanford University in Palo Alto, California.

To remain aware of developments affecting his field Dr. Blanton maintained his professional affiliation with several pertinent organizations. To wit, he was a member of the National Association of College and University Business officers (NACUBO), The National Association of State University and Land Grant Colleges, and the Forum for College Finance Alternatives. Dr. Blanton was also aligned as a member of the Finance Executive Institute and as an honorary member of the Kentucky Society of Architects. During his time at UK he was a member of 14 “visiting committees” charged with the reaccreditation of their universities by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS).

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.

George Houstoun Waring IV Presented with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award by Marquis Who’s Who

CARBONDALE, IL, May 08, 2020 /24-7PressRelease/ — Marquis Who’s Who, the world’s premier publisher of biographical profiles, is proud to present George Houstoun Waring IV with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award. An accomplished listee, Dr. Waring 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 more than 50 years of inimitable expertise in the field of zoology, Dr. Waring has garnered a laudable reputation as a professor on behalf of Southern Illinois University. Initially launching his career as an assistant professor in 1966, he advanced to the position of associate professor in 1974 and full professor a decade later. Teaching multiple course throughout the length of his tenure, including Vertebrate Zoology, Animal Behavior, Natural History of Vertebrates, and Ornithology, Dr. Waring became well-known on campus for his passion as an educator. He also served as major professor for numerous graduate students in animal behavior and vertebrate zoology. He likewise contributed for a year as a visiting professor at the University of Munich in Germany between 1972 and 1973.

Earning distinction as a scientist, Dr. Waring was selected in 1972 to serve for a year as Research Program Director for the newly established U.S. Marine Mammal Commission, and he continued to serve for several years thereafter as a part-time consultant. He also has performed consulting work for various publications, law firms and other agencies. As a member of science-related organizations, Dr. Waring has most notably served as a founder and a parliamentarian of the Animal Behavior Society. He is also a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, life member of the American Society of Mammologists, and long-term member of the International Society of Applied Ethology and the American Ornithologists Union.

Dr. Waring’s areas of scientific interest have included the behavioral traits of wild, captive, and domesticated animals. He has extensively researched the various forms of animal communication and added to our understanding of avian and mammaliian behavior. He has authored chapters and books on animal behavior plus notably contributed articles to various peer-reviewed journals and encyclopedias on topics of basic and applied ethology. And, he has delivered numerous lectures to local groups and abroad on a variety of vertebrate animals and their behavioral traits.

Born and raised in Colorado, Dr. Waring spent his teenage years working for a World War IT veteran, who at war’s end had adopted numerous Army husky dogs and established an alpine guest lodge in the wilderness south of Aspen, Colorado, where tourists were provided dog-sledding experiences. Under those circumstances Waring became knowledgeable about animal behavior, wildlife biology, and natural history long before he entered university life. He received a Bachelor of Science at Colorado State University in 1962, a Master of Arts degree at the University of Colorado in 1964, and Doctor of Philosophy degree in 1966 at Colorado State University. While pursuing his degrees, he also served in the U.S. Coast Guard Reserve from 1957 to 1965.

Dr. Waring received a National Institutes of Health fellowship between 1965 and 1966. He also has received funding from state and federal agencies between 1967 and 2006 and from Deutsche Forshungsgemeinschaft (a German research entity) between 1972 and 1973. He has been recognized with several accolades for his career accomplishments, including the EC. Jean Research Award from the Colorado-Wyoming Academy of Science in 1965, Exceptional Service Award from the Animal Behavior Society in 1996 as well as Distinguished Teaching Award in 2004, plus Outstanding Teaching Award from the College of Science of Southern Illinois University in 2006. A celebrated Marquis listee, Dr. Waring has been featured in the 23rd edition of Who’s Who in the Midwest.

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.

Otto D.L. Strack Presented with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award by Marquis Who’s Who

NELSON, WI, May 11, 2020 /24-7PressRelease/ — Marquis Who’s Who, the world’s premier publisher of biographical profiles, is proud to present Otto D.L. Strack with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award. An accomplished listee, Dr. Strack 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.

Interested in engineering from a young age, Dr. Strack always knew that he wanted to pursue a career in the field. He was particularly interested in improving the environment, so he ventured into civil engineering, which focuses on the development of roads, bridges and buildings. Notably obtaining a Doctor of Philosophy from Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands, Dr. Strack became a certified professional hydrologist through the American Institute of Hydrology.

Dr. Strack began his career as a research associate at Delft University of Technology before accepting his current position as a professor at the University of Minnesota. In addition, he has served as the president and the owner of Strack Consulting LLC for more than 30 years. Credited with the development of the analytic element method, Dr. Strack also farms hay commercially in order to further benefit his community.

Specializing in hydrology and soil mechanics, Dr. Strack has contributed his knowledge to the field, having authored several textbooks including “Groundwater Mechanics,” “Analytical Groundwater Mechanics” and “Application of Vector Analysis and Complex Variables in Engineering.” His goal with these textbooks was to make industry information more accessible to people at large. In the coming years, Dr. Strack will continue to do research, teach, and develop software, to improve management of the quality and quantity of groundwater.

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.

David E. Miller, PhD, Presented with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award by Marquis Who’s Who

CONYNGHAM, PA, May 11, 2020 /24-7PressRelease/ — Marquis Who’s Who, the world’s premier publisher of biographical profiles, is proud to present David E. Miller, PhD, with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award. An accomplished listee, Dr. Miller 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. Miller is a professor emeritus of physics who devoted 32 years to the Pennsylvania State University, until 2015. He formerly held faculty appointments at the Bielefeld University, in Germany as a privat dozent and scientific associate of physics, the Free University of Berlin as a scientific assistant and the State University of New York (SUNY Stony Brook) as a physics instructor. During his tenure at Penn State, Dr. Miller was active on the university senate from 1988 to 1996, where he participated in many senate sessions and committee meetings. He has been teaching at the university level since 1970.

As a seasoned researcher in his field, Dr. Miller has published many articles in scholarly journals, as well as professional reports, and has served as a professional evaluator and referee for several scientific journals, including Physical Review and the European Physical Journal. He has also spoken at various conferences and has served as a lecturer through the Fulbright program in Wroclaw, Poland, and Zagreb, Croatia.

Mathematics was a subject that came easy to Dr. Miller, which is why he decided to continue his studies in physics and chemistry. His physics thesis advisor, Prof. Max Dresden, who was a great mentor to him during college, was also instrumental years later in advancing his career. An alumnus of the University of Vermont, Dr. Miller notably received a Bachelor of Arts in mathematics and physics, with special honors, in 1965. He soon after acquired a Master of Arts in physics and a Doctor of Philosophy in theoretical physics at SUNY in 1967 and 1971, respectively, as well as a Habilitation under Prof. Helmut Satz in theoretical physics at the University of Bielefeld in 1978.

A recognized member of several industry-related organizations, Dr. Miller is currently aligned with the American Physical Society, the American Association of Physics Teachers, the American Mathematical Society, the Fulbright Association and the German Physical Society. He is also active with The Phi Beta Kappa Society and Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Honor Society. At the University of Vermont he received the Chemical Rubber Company Achievement Award in Physics for 1962-1963.

Dr. Miller received a Heinrich Hertz scholarship in theoretical physics from 1977 to 1978 and a Fulbright Award from the University of Wroclaw in Poland in 1997 and the Rudjer Boskovic Institute in Croatia in 2004. Recognized for his dedication and achievements in his field, he received an Outstanding Research Award from the Pennsylvania State University in 2005. While in high school, he was also honored with a Bausch and Lomb Award for Scientific Achievement in 1961. A celebrated Marquis listee, Dr. Miller has been included in over 40 editions of Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who in in American Education, Who’s Who in Science and Engineering, Who’s Who in the East 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.

Herbert A. Thompson, PhD, Presented with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award by Marquis Who’s Who

CANTON, GA, May 11, 2020 /24-7PressRelease/ — Marquis Who’s Who, the world’s premier publisher of biographical profiles, is proud to present Herbert A. Thompson, PhD, with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award. An accomplished listee, Dr. Thompson 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.

An accomplished microbiologist and public health scientist, Dr. Thompson flourished for nearly 15 years in academia at West Virginia University in Morgantown. Concluding his tenure at the aforementioned university as a professor in 2000, he accepted a role as a microbiologist with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta. Dr. Thompson subsequently excelled with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as the chief of Viral and Rickettsial Zoonoses Branch from 2002 until his retirement in 2006.

An expert in the culturing of micro-organisms, Dr. Thompson has also extensively studied microbial physiology in medically important bacteria as well as the genetic transformation of obligate intracellular bacteria. Microbial physiology is a field of study that seeks to better understand cell structure, growth factors, metabolism and genetic composition of microorganisms. As a result of his years of exemplary research, Dr. Thomson has contributed to numerous articles published in scholarly journals.

Among his civic leadership roles within his community, Dr. Thompson has served as the president, the treasurer and the newsletter editor for Trout Unlimited in Morgantown, a national conservation organization whose mission is to protect and restore the state’s trout populations and their watersheds.

Dr. Thomson initially pursued an education at Drake University, earning an undergraduate degree in 1964 and a master’s degree in 1966. He later obtained a Doctor of Philosophy at the University of Kansas in 1972. Likewise, Dr. Thompson is a member of Sigma Xi, the Scientific Research Honor Society and was a corresponding member of the American Biological Safety Association, the American Society of Rickettsiology, and the Society of General Microbiology.

Recognized an Outstanding Teacher by West Virginia University in 1980, Dr. Thompson received a MacLachlan Award from West Virginia University School Medicine in 1994 and 1995. Additionally, he has secured several grants from the National Science Foundation between 1980 and 1986 and the National Institutes of Health between 1997 and 1999. A celebrated Marquis listee, Dr. Thompson has been showcased in several editions of Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who in Medicine and Healthcare, Who’s Who in Science and Engineering, Who’s Who in the South and Southwest 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.

Tina L. Bennett-Kastor, PhD, Presented with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award by Marquis Who’s Who

 WICHITA, KS, May 12, 2020 /24-7PressRelease/ — Marquis Who’s Who, the world’s premier publisher of biographical profiles, is proud to present Tina L. Bennett-Kastor, PhD, with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award. An accomplished listee, Dr. Bennett-Kastor 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.

Highly accomplished in her respective field, Dr. Bennett-Kastor is now retired from a tenured position at Wichita State University after 38 years on campus. Acquired in 1978 as an assistant professor, she later made full professor between 1998 and 2016. Teaching various courses such as the history of English, she also taught dialectology, language and culture, Irish American literature, the Bible as literature and more. Some of Dr. Bennett-Kastor’s other noteworthy roles at the university included serving as the director of the Master of Arts in Liberal Studies program and as the interim Writing Program director.

Leveraging her expertise, Dr. Bennett-Kastor spent time abroad as a visiting scholar at the Linguistics Institute of Ireland in Dublin in 1995, where she conducted research on narrative structure in Irish speaking children. She also studied structural differences between bilingual adults. Earlier in her career, she was a research consultant for the rehabilitation center at the University of California Los Angeles and a humanities consultant for Children’s Audio Services in Columbia, South Carolina.

A prolific writer, Dr. Bennett-Kastor first edited “Discourse Across Time and Space” in 1977. She later authored “Analyzing Children’s Language” in 1988 and “Multiliterate Ireland: Literacy Manifestations of a Multilingual History” in 2015. Additionally, she contributed a chapter in the book “Repetition in Discourse” in 1995; authored and co-authored numerous articles in various peer reviewed journals, including the Journal of Child Language and the Journal of College Reading and Learning; and was an editorial consultant for the journal Language, Speech and Hearing Services in the Schools between 1998 and 2001.

Dr. Bennett-Kastor has been involved with her local community as the former president of Little Red Wagon Child Care in Wichita, former vice-president and co-president of the Celtic Circle and the Irish American Cultural Institute in Wichita and former member of the athletic board of directors of the Wichita State University Intercollegiate Athletic Association from 2008 top 2010. She actively served as the vice president of the Wichita Irish Cultural Association and teaches beginning Irish Gaelic within her community now and then. To support her career, Dr. Bennett-Kastor has been an active member of several professional organizations, including the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, the Linguistic Society of America and the New York Academy of Science.

Dr. Bennett-Kastor prepared for her career by earning a Bachelor of Fine Art in humanities and writing at the California Institute of the Arts in 1973, followed by a Master of Arts and Doctor of Philosophy in linguistics at the University of Southern California in 1976 and 1978, respectively. While pursuing her doctorate degree, she was a research associate at the John Tracy Clinic in Los Angeles during 1977. Funded by a grant, she conducted research on hearing impaired children’s acquisition of language.

As a testament to her success and longevity in the field, Dr. Bennett-Kastor has been named an honorary professor by Albert Schweitzer University, received a Quora Top Writer Award, was the winner of an international song writing contest and was a nominee for the Pushcart Prize. She also secured several research grants from Wichita State University between 1979 and 1999. A celebrated Marquis listee, Dr. Bennett-Kastor has been featured in several editions of Who’s Who, including Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who in American Education and Who’s Who of American Women.

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.

Richard S. Colfax, PhD, Presented with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award by Marquis Who’s Who

MANGILAO, GUAM, May 12, 2020 /24-7PressRelease/ — Marquis Who’s Who, the world’s premier publisher of biographical profiles, is proud to present Richard S. Colfax, PhD, SHRM-SCP, GPHR, HRMP, SPHR-i, PHR, CHRP, CM, with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award. An accomplished listee, Dr. Colfax 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. Richard S. Colfax boasts more than three decades of expertise in international business in the Asia-Pacific region. Operating as a consultant, trainer and teacher in various multicultural environments throughout his career, he has also served as a Lean Six Sigma Black Belt professional and a Six Sigma Black Belt professional. Dr. Colfax has excelled as the senior human resources consultant, general manager and operations manager of Colfax Inc. since 2004, where he provides international business consulting services, facilitation and mediation services, and develops and delivers international human resources systems for both public and private entities. Furthermore, he has been a senior partner and consultant for Allied Business Consultants Inc., since 2014. Dr. Colfax has additionally contributed to the University of Guam (UOG) in Mangilao since 1994, where he has since become a professor of human resource management and management in the School of Business and Public Administration and a graduate faculty coordinator on campus.

Instrumental in the establishment of the human resource management degree program at UOG, Dr. Colfax briefly served as the chairman of the management and marketing department. He has also been involved on various university committees, including as a member of the student affairs advisory coordinating council since 1999 and the chairman of the promotion and tenure committee since 2010. Outside of his commitments to UOG, Dr. Colfax is a lecturer at Tokyo Engineering University, a program development consultant and lecturer at Nippon Engineering College, a trainer and lecturer at Hachioji Nursing College and an adult development trainer at the Hachioji Women’s Center in Japan.

Passionate about his civic duties, Dr. Colfax is a supporting member of the WorldWatch Organization in Boulder, Colorado, and a member of the Global Services Corps in San Francisco. Between 1987 and 1992, he participated in a supporting family of The Hunger Project in Tokyo. Dr. Colfax was also involved with Guam Creative Hands, which presents undergraduate art shows for students of UOG. Notably, he is an accomplished 2-D artist who specializes in acrylics and block prints and his work has appeared in numerous juried art shows over the years.

A prolific writer, Dr. Colfax has authored, co-authored and edited many books and book chapters, in addition to contributing multiple articles to peer-reviewed journals. The co-editor for Business Success Monthly Business Newspaper, a role he has held since 1999, he has published several books, such as “Finding the King of the Corporate Jungle: A Leadership Fable,” with Karri T. Perez in 2009, “The Result of Japanese Management: Karoshi” with Krista Cain in 2006 and “Stress and the Stress Process Among Japanese Office Workers” in 1993. He co-authored “Chapter 5: Reinforcing Responsible Learning: Acknowledgement of Syllabus & Course Requirements” with John J. Rivera and Joann C. E. Diego in 2019 which appears in Y. Inoue-Smith (Ed.), Faculty Roles and Changing Expectations in the New Age. IGI Global. He also co-authored articles such as “The Jell-O Theory of Leadership” (2018) with John J. Rivera and Sonny Perez, and “Slinky-Coil Effect for Management Theories” (2018) with John J. Rivera and Joann C. E. Diego.

Dr. Colfax is also active as a member of various professional organizations, including the American Association of Higher Education, the American Psychological Society and the Organizational Development Network. Furthermore, he has served in various roles with the Society for Human Resource Management and is an elected fellow of the American Institute of Stress.

Always seeking opportunities to continue learning, Dr. Colfax initially graduated with a Bachelor of Science in economics and comparative literature from Sophia University in Tokyo in 1976. He subsequently earned a Master of Arts in human resource leadership from Azusa Pacific University in California in 1986. Following these accomplishments, Dr. Colfax enrolled at the Fielding Institute in California, obtaining a Master of Arts in human development and a Doctor of Philosophy in human and organizational systems in 1992 and 1993, respectively.

Continuing his international academic efforts, Dr. Colfax matriculated at the University of Guam, where he attained a Master of Business Administration in 2013 and a Master of Public Administration in 2015. He also holds multiple U.S. and international human resources and management certifications, including a Global Professional in Human Resources (GPHR), a Senior Professional in Human Resources International (SPHRi), a Certified Manager (CM), a Professional in Human Resources (PHR) and a Human Resource Management Professional (HRMP). Likewise, Dr. Colfax is professionally certified in risk and crisis management from the Emergency Management Institute through the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the Pacific Asia Travel Association.

In light of his exceptional undertakings throughout his career, Dr Colfax has, as Advisor, guided the University of Guam’s SHRM Student Chapter to 22 consecutive Superior Merit Awards and 3 Outstanding Chapter Awards from the Society for Human Resource Management from 1998 through 2019. The society also honored him with a Foundation Advisor Impact Award in 2019. He has received several accolades from UOG as well, including a Faculty Teaching Excellence Award from School of Business and Public Administration in 2013 and an All-Star Award from the vice president of student affairs in 1998, 1999 and 2000. He was also named one of only 54 Case-Carnegie Institute’s “Carnegie Professor of the Year” for 1999 from Guam. In recognition of his support and guidance of the Pohnpei students at the University, Dr. Colfax was named a “Lepen Tolen-U” or Honorary Chief of Tolen U in Kichi Territory of Pohnpei State in the Federated States of Micronesia by the Traditional Chief of Kichi Territory of Pohnpei in 2005.

Success is never a solitary endeavor and is due in large part to a strong support network starting at home. Richard’s support team has been anchored by his life partner/spouse Toyoko (nee Suzuki) since 1974. It is further strengthened by their children and grandchildren: son Richard Shigemichi Colfax married to Jennifer Frazier and their daughter Lucy; Michael Tyro Colfax, MD; and Christine Aya (Colfax) Miya married to Daisuke Miya and their son Kai.

A celebrated Marquis listee, Dr. Colfax has been showcased in multiple editions of Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who in American Education, Who’s Who in Finance and Business 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.

Dr. Jack Hassard Celebrated for Dedication to the Field of Science Education

MARIETTA, GA, May 12, 2020 /24-7PressRelease/ — Dr. Jack Hassard 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.

Backed by many years of practical and research experiences in education, Dr. Hassard is designated as a professor emeritus of science education with Georgia State University, for which he had served as professor of science education since 1969. Previously he gained valuable expertise in the field as visiting professor, writer and researcher for Florida State University, and visiting professor at the University of Vermont. Dr. Hassard also was visiting scholar for the Far West Lab for Educational Research during the mid-1980’s and visiting professor at the University of Hawaii during the summers, 1994 -1998. He began his science education career as a high school science teacher in Lexington, MA in 1962.

In a career filled with highlights, Dr. Hassard was involved in numerous research projects, teaching graduate science education courses, and many service activities. He was the lead developer of the TEEMS Mathematics and Science Teacher Education Program at Georgia State University, the primary program preparing middle and high school mathematics and science teachers at GSU. Dr. Hassard was also major professor for dozens of Ph.D. students at Georgia State University for more than 30 years, many of whom are now leaders in higher education and public education.

Dr. Hassard began his work with the Soviet Union (later Russia) in 1981 which led to the creation of the Global Thinking Project (1989 -2002) that developed one of first global, Internet-based environmental science programs for middle and high school students. With funding from the Eisenhower Grant Program, the Environmental Protection Agency, and the United State Information Agency, the aforementioned program supported research and an exchange program involving hundreds of teachers and students between the United State and Russia. The Global Thinking Project ended up involving more than 100 schools participating from the United States, Russia, Australia, Spain, and the Czech Republic, among others. Institutes for teachers were held in the summers in Atlanta.

Dr. Hassard also designed science and technology workshops for the Bureau of Education and Research and for more than a decade presented seminars for science teachers around the U.S. in which more than 20,000 teachers were involved.

In order to remain aware of changes in the field he is affiliated with the American Association for the Advancement in Science, the National Science Teachers Association, the National Association for Research in Science Teaching, the Association for Humanistic Psychology, and the Union of Concerned Scientists.

An expert in the field, Dr. Hassard earned a Bachelor of Science in earth science teacher education from Bridgewater State University in 1962. Subsequently he studied physics at the Illinois Institute of Technology’s summer institute for science teachers, and obtained a Master of Science in science education from Boston University in 1966. Dr. Hassard received a National Science Foundation Fellowship to attend the Ohio State University, and graduated with a Doctor of Philosophy in science education and geology in 1969.

With a plethora of knowledge at his disposal, Dr. Hassard has authored or co-authored for than 20 works, including Holt Science, Science Experiences, Minds on Science, The Art of Teaching Science, Science as Inquiry, Environmental Science on the Net, The Artistry of Teaching, Extreme Earth, and The Whole Cosmos Catalog of Science Activities and numerous articles and research papers. In light of his outstanding body of work, he was honored with the Tillinghast Award for Outstanding Contributions in Education from Bridgewater State University in 1998.

Looking toward the future, Dr. Hassard intends to continue writing on his blog, the Art of Teaching Science, an historical and ongoing conversation about science education and science and science-related social issues. He also will further his work as an artist, and work with his wife, Mary-Alice Hassard, in their business, Anne Charles Antiques.

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.

Grant Delbert Venerable II, PhD, a Prominent Chemical Scientist, Receives the Star Treatment

TYRONE, GA, May 13, 2020 /24-7PressRelease/ — Grant Delbert Venerable II, PhD, has participated in The Star Treatment, a prestigious video series hosted by renowned lawyer and television personality, Star Jones. This premier video series is extremely limited — Marquis Who’s Who qualifies 500 listees on an annual basis for this elite service. Backed by a storied career in media that spans more than two decades, Star works closely with Marquis listees to assist with networking goals and commemorative efforts that can be shared with a worldwide audience.

Renowned as an expert on “the unity of knowledge,” Grant Delbert Venerable II, PhD, has made a lasting impact on his students, colleagues and industry through his stellar work over the course of nearly 50 years. He was most recently active as an adjunct chemistry instructor for Georgia Military College from 2017 to 2019 prior to entering a well-deserved retirement. Notably, he attributes his success to his creative imagination, his long-range vision, his determination and his persistence, which greatly informed his unique and effective teaching style. “[My greatest professional achievement is] teaching chemistry so that people with no more than 2 and ½ brain cells could learn it,” Dr. Venerable tells Star Jones, elaborating, “[I was] able to distill the meaning of the chemistry that I was teaching.”

Dr. Venerable embarked upon his professional path at an early age, stating to Star, “As a child, I thought that I wanted to be a mechanical engineer and follow in my father’s footsteps. I had an insatiable interest in science, including how the body works, astronomy and the solar system… It was in junior high school that the seriousness began to take over. Russians were putting up their satellites and our national leaders were calling upon kids to consider a career in science. So I began to set my sights on science and mathematics in high school.”

After initially pursuing an education at the James A. Foshay Junior High School and the Manual Arts Senior High School, Dr. Venerable obtained a Bachelor of Science in chemistry at the University of California Los Angeles in 1965. He concluded his formal studies in physical chemistry at the University of Chicago, earning a Master of Science in 1967 and a Doctor of Philosophy in 1970. He subsequently completed a postdoctoral fellowship with the United States Atomic Energy Commission in the Laboratory of Nuclear Medicine at the University of California Los Angeles in 1971. Dr. Venerable began his career in the field of education as a chemistry and biology instructor for the Duarte Unified School District from 1971 to 1972.

Following his inaugural academic appointment, Dr. Venerable flourished as an associate professor of chemistry at the California Polytechnic State University from 1972 to 1978. He cites this tenure among the highlights of his career as he discovered that he could secure grants to develop innovative approaches to teaching. He later thrived as a chemistry lecturer at the University of California Santa Cruz, the executive vice president of Omnitrom Associates and a lecturer in the College of Ethnic Studies at San Francisco State University. Finding success as the president and the chief executive officer for Ventek Software between 1992 and 1999, Dr. Venerable further excelled in a multitude of positions at Chicago State University, Morris Brown College, the Atlanta University Center Consortium and Lincoln University.

Dr. Venerable has additionally provided his wealth of knowledge in a limited capacity at California Polytechnic State University, California State University, Los Angeles, the California Institute of Integral Studies and Laney College over the years. Beyond his primary responsibilities, he was highlighted as a keynote speaker for the National Conference on Arts Education at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in 1985 and 1987. He additionally served as the secretary for the state board for the California Alliance for Arts Education from 1985 to 1991. An accomplished author, Dr. Venerable has also shared his research through several written works, including “The Discovery of Calculus of Transformations in Chemistry” in 1974, “The Paradox of the Silicon Savior” in 1988, “Managing in a Five Dimension Economy” in 1999 and “Human Footsteps in Art, Science, and the Chaotic Unknown Oracles and Kinfolk” in 2019.

However, Dr. Venerable’s most substantial achievement has been changing the perspective of many generations of students, imparting to Star, “Chemistry is the study of everything and anything… There’s a logical relationship if you have substance. That’s when you have evidence, and all substance is a pure activity. It’s not the stuff; it’s what the stuff is doing as an activity. You are stuff that’s alive and doing something. So once you’re aware of your selfness as activity and producing evidence of your selfness, you’re conquering life and on your way to success.”

Dr. Venerable has turned much of his attention following his retirement inward, stating to Star, “I’ve seen almost everything at this stage of the game; of course, I really haven’t but it feels like that. I can connect the dots very accurately and deeply to see what connected with that that lead to this… I now see some self-control over some things that were unanticipated.”

Dr. Venerable has harbored a mounting interest in his own familial heritage, sharing with Star, “My father was the first human being of African descent to graduate from CalTech in Pasadena in 1932… My whole family knew I was interested in the family genealogy… My father’s father was born as a slave in 1823. Abraham Lincoln was a co-descendent from the same ancestor as these men; his mother was a Venerable… I was able to see how people could talk from radically different positions and be able to hear one another and realize there was more of a connection than difference.”

As a testament to his superb work as an chemistry educator, a systems scientist and an advocate for African American studies, Dr. Venerable was presented with an Outstanding Teaching Award for Chemistry from California Polytechnic State University in 1977, a Molecular Art Appreciation Award from Alpha Chi Sigma in 1984 and an Outstanding Achievement Award from the California Alliance for Arts Education in 1990. He has also accepted the “Step To” College Distinguished Teaching Award from San Francisco State University in 1991 and the National Educational Leadership Award from the JGT Foundation of San Francisco in 1996. Dr. Venerable was also greatly involved in the development and application of the Ven Matrix of an Optimum System for teaching, research and organization management.

A distinguished Marquis Who’s Who listee, Dr. Venerable remains markedly proud of his association with Marquis, explaining to Star, “I realized Marquis was not just elevating the value for ethnic diversity but diversity in its true sense. Once I glimpsed that in our early conversations, I realized that what’s everyone here is about. That’s what has thoroughly blown my mind and I’ve seen where Marquis is headed.”

Looking toward the future, Dr. Venerable hopes to cement his legacy as well as the legacy of his family, emphasizing “I wanted to set up an endowment named in honor of him and my mother, Grant and Thelma Scott Venerable, so that the institute can formalize of how social conditioning can actually effect the development of science and engineering.” For his unwavering dedication toward the advancement of his profession, his intelligence and the world around him, Dr. Venerable is most deserving of the Star Treatment!

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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