1967 - 1971
I graduated Magna Cum Laude from Southeastern Louisiana University as valedictorian with a B.S. degree in Chemistry and minor in Physics in 1971.
I graduated from Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge with a Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry and minor in Physics in 1976.
While I was working toward my B.S. degree, a grant was received from the National Science Foundation to conduct research under a special NSF training-ship at Loyola University of New Orleans. An apparatus was designed and constructed to study the change in composition of azeotropes under extremely high pressures. After returning to Southeastern Louisiana University to complete the requirements for the B.S. degree, instrumentation was designed and constructed to measure dipole moments of polar solutions.
1971 - 1976
While I was in pursuit of the doctorate at Louisiana State University, my primary area of research was coherent optical transients. This involved design and construction of systems necessary to electronically frequency stabilize, amplitude modulate and detect the output of an infrared laser. Basically, instrumentation was designed to use the Stark effect to modulate the frequency of a CO2 laser. By doing this, experiments were performed that were optical analogues to those performed at radio frequencies and commonly called nuclear magnetic resonance. The system designed and constructed was the only one of its type in the world. Similar experiments were conducted at IBM Laboratories in San Jose, California, employing an experimental set-up that cost several million dollars. The instrumentation and materials used to perform the experiment at Louisiana State University cost less than $10,000.
In addition I taught Physical Chemistry Laboratory as a graduate assistant at Louisiana State University. My responsibilities included the following:
2. Photoelectron Spectrometer. Set up, repair and calibration of the first Perkin-Elmer instrument of this type in the country.
3. Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectrometer. Repair and daily tuning of a 60 MHz Perkin-Elmer instrument.
4. Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectrometer. Repair and daily tuning of a 100 MHz Varian instrument.
5. Electron Spin Resonance Spectrometer. Repair, calibration of this JEOL instrument.
1976 - 1981
In 1976 I was employed by Southeastern Louisiana University as an assistant professor to teach Chemistry, Physics, Electronics and Glass Blowing. Special emphasis was placed on instruction in laboratory and lecture for instrumental methods of analysis and design of special instruments for physical chemistry measurements.
While in this teaching position, I was totally responsible for maintenance of all laboratory instrumentation in the Chemistry and Physics Department. This maintenance included repair of electrical and mechanical systems with diagnosis to the component level, set up, operation and adjustment. My responsibilities included the following instruments:
2. Gas Chromatographs. Thermal conductivity, flame ionization and electron capture detectors--various brands.
3. X-Ray Diffraction Spectrometer. Vickers
4. Electron Microscope. Transmission--Siemens and RCA.
5. Infrared Spectrometers. Perkin-Elmer and Beckman.
6. UV- Visible Spectrometers. Beckman, Bausch and Lomb.
7. Atomic Absorption Spectrometers. Perkin-Elmer.
8. pH Meters, Oxygen Meters, Conductance Meters. Various brands.
9. Balances. Various brands.
10. Total Organic Carbon Analyzers. Various brands.
11. Emissions Spectrograph. Bausch and Lomb.
12. Mini Computers. Dedicated--Data General, etc.
In 1981 I became Director of Technical Services and was responsible for technical maintenance, construction and design for Southeastern Louisiana University. In 1985 I became the director of the physical plant where, along with other duties, was responsible for maintenance of 1.2 million square feet of building areas and a work force of approximately 130. In 1987 I assumed the position of director of Facility Planning and Control for Southeastern Louisiana University. That position was held until January 1996. My responsibilities included the following:
2. Representation of the University in construction litigation.
3. Asbestos abatement.
4. Consultation relative to hazardous waste.
5. Consultation relative to major maintenance problems.
6. Cathodic protection.
7. Computer-controlled electronic security systems and energy management systems.
8. Major planning and capital outlay.
Multi-purpose facility with arena to seat 8500; approximate construction cost 15 million dollars.
2. Music Building Annex.
Multi-purpose classroom facility; approximate construction cost 2.1 million dollars.
3. Student Union Annex.
Theater, racquetball courts, bowling alley; approximate construction cost 2.6 million dollars.
4. Music Recital Hall.
Small auditorium; approximate construction cost .7 million dollars.
5. Renovations To Music Auditorium.
Complete theatrical sound and lighting system; approximate construction cost .35 million dollars.
6. Renovations To Pursley Hall.
Installation of new chemical fume evacuation system; approximate construction cost .35 million dollars.
7. Renovations To McClimans Hall.
Installation of new HVAC system and controls; approximate construction cost .25 million dollars.
8. Implementation Of Energy Conservative Measures.
New computer-controlled energy management system, along with other energy upgrades; approximate cost 1.5 million dollars.
9. Construction Of New Library.
Multi-story library complex, along with associated support facilities; approximate construction cost 8.6 million dollars.
10. Asbestos Abatement In Major Buildings.
Approximate cost .5 million dollars.
11. Renovations To Student Union Annex.
Corrective measures as a result of contractor default; negotiation with attorney and bonding company for settlement; corrective work at approximate cost of .2 million dollars.
12. Renovations And Additions To Pursley Hall.
Addition of two new wings and new electrical and mechanical systems; approximate cost 5 million dollars.
13. Miscellaneous Projects:
B. Baseball field lighting.
C. Parking lot construction and re-surfacing.
D. Running track modification (to metric) and surfacing.
E. Fire alarm installations and renovations.
F. Food service area construction and renovations.
G. Chiller, boiler, cooling tower replacements.
2. Designed and installed cathodic protection system for a large complex.
3. Designed and supervised installation of major sound systems in an 8500-seat capacity arena; responsible for maintenance of these systems (hands-on).
4. Designed and supervised installation of a supplemental, low-noise air conditioning system for a library facility.
5. Designed and supervised renovations to high voltage electrical substations.
6. Designed and supervised installation of computer room air conditioning systems.
7. Designed and supervised numerous large reroofing projects.
8. Designed and supervised upgrading of a complete theatrical lighting system to state-of-the-art computer control.
9. Designed and supervised seating renovation in large theater.
10. Design and installation of large 2-way radio communication network.
2. Expert testimony and deposition relative to construction deficiencies and failures.
3. Expert testimony and deposition in defense of the
In 1996, I returned to the classroom and was involved with full-time teaching of chemistry as an Associate Professor.
Other professional activities
Although I was a full-time employee of Southeastern Louisiana University, I have been involved in many projects as an outside consultant. Consultation is approved and encouraged by the University, so long as outside work is not accomplished at the expense of the University (appropriate leave is taken, etc.). Some areas to be highlighted are as follows:
2. Design, repair and installation of sound systems, lighting systems, alarm systems and various other types of analogue and digital electronic devices.
3. Repair and restoration of steam calliopes.
4. Restoration and repair of miscellaneous new and antique machinery, including crawler cranes, tractors, diesel generator sets, bulldozers, milling machines, lathes, shapers, etc.
5. Movement of complex machinery and highly-valued equipment, cross country and to-and-from difficult locations, i.e. high-rise buildings, etc.
6. Consultation relative to patent searches and applications for patents.
7. Design and fabrication of specialized technical components and system.
8. Design and installation of emergency generator systems.
9. Design and fabrication of sewage treatment and bio-remediation components.
10. Consultation relative to special roofing problems.
11. Expert testimony and deposition.
2. Welding and cutting to include gas, plasma, tungsten inert gas, metal inert gas, resistance and stick electrode.
3. Various machine shop work, including repair and cutting of gears.
4. Repair of refrigeration compressors, diesel engines, gasoline engines and other mechanical devices.
5. High voltage and low voltage power wiring.
6. Plumbing and pipe fitting.
7. Cabinet grade woodwork.
2. Servidyne Air and Hydronic Balancing Training School
3. National Roofing Contractors Association Convention
4. "Difficult Employees CAN Be Managed" Workshop
5. Understanding College and University Telecommunications Revenue Opportunities Seminar
6. Design and Specification of Roofing Systems Course
7. Seminar on Roof Inspection Diagnosis and Repair
8. Pipeline Safety Seminar
9. APPA Roofing Seminar
10. Advanced Centrifugal Chiller Training School
11. Second Law of Thermodynamics Seminar
12. Boiler Efficiency Improvement Seminar
13. Motivation and Supervision Seminar
14. HVAC Maintenance Training School
15. Second Law of Thermodynamics Review Course
16. NRCA Roofing Systems Conference
17. Controls Maintenance Training Program
18. Boiler Maintenance Training
19. Preventive Maintenance Management Seminar
20. 5th Annual Louisiana Industrial Energy Conservation Conference
21. Honeywell Seminar
22. Preventive Maintenance Management Seminar
23. AWCI’s Asbestos Abatement Seminar
24. How to Organize and Manage a Preventive Maintenance Program Seminar
25. Maintenance Planning, Scheduling and Control Systems Seminar
26. PCB Seminar
27. Facility Engineers Workshop on Energy Management in Colleges and Universities
28. Energy Conservation Workshop
29. State Energy Management Plan Training Workshops
30. Modern Techniques in Machine Diagnostics Seminar
31. PCB Update Seminar
32. MCC Powers Controls Seminar
33. Hazards Identification Techniques: Selection and Application Seminar
34. Explosions: Prevention and Protection
35. Incineration of Hazardous Waste Seminar
36. Energy Technology Conference
37. NRCA Convention
38. NFPA Life Safety Code Seminar
39. National Association of Corrosion Engineers Conference and Seminars
40. RIEI’s Roofing and Asbestos Seminar
41. RIEI’s Reroofing Options Seminar
42. RIEI’s Single Ply Roofing Systems Seminar
43. ISC’s Card Access Systems Workshop
44. Robertshaw Controls Company training school
45. Siecor Fiber Optic Training for Installation and Maintenance of Fiber Optic Systems
46. Life Safety Code Seminar
47. Elevator World Seminar
48. Spray Foam ‘91 Conference and Exposition
49. Lead Tech ‘93 Exhibition and Seminars:
B. Issues in Training, Licensing & Certification
C. Overview and Analysis of Lead Detection Methods
D. Encapsulants, Coatings and Strippers: A Critical Analysis
E. Lead in Water: Current Issues
F. Lead in Soil: Current Issues
52. Aberdeen’s World of Concrete 1993 Seminars:
B. What you Measure and What you Hear--Audio and Acoustic Measurements
C. Optimize the Power and Cooling Needs and Minimize the Noise
55. Aberdeen’s World of Concrete 1994 seminars:
B. Concrete Repair Materials Part II: Cementitious Materials
C. Concrete Repair Materials Part III: Epoxy and Other Polymer
B. All About Microphones and Maximum Profit--Technical Solutions to
B. Federal Program and Policy Update: HUD
C. Project Monitoring and Worker Protection
D. Encapsulants, Coatings and Strippers roundtable
E. In-Place Management and Interim Controls
F. Defining the Lead Detection and Abatement Industry
G. Lead Poisoning Litigation: A Mock Trial
H. Lead in Construction: Current Issues
B. Lead Abatement: The State of the Art
C. Occupational Health and Lead Exposure
D. Lead in Soil and Water: Current Issues
E. Lead Poisoning Litigation: A Mock Trial
F. Lead Detection Roundtable
G. Encapsulant, Coatings and Strippers Roundtable
H. Lead in Construction: Current Issues
I. Public Interest Litigation
61. National Sound and Communications Association 1995 Conference & Expo seminars:
B. What’s New in Wireless Microphone Technology?
C. Microphone Selection for Specific Applications
62. Microsoft Boot Camp
63. PITTCON ‘95
64. Aberdeen’s World 1995 seminars:
B. Concrete Repair Materials Part II: Cementitious Materials
C. Concrete Repair Materials Part III: Epoxy and Other Polymer Materials
D. Masonry Repairs and Maintenance
65. Vibration Analysis Seminar
66. Sound and Noise Analysis Seminar
67. NRCA Exhibition and Education Program
68. American Chemical Society Annual Meeting 1999, Exhibition and Presentations
69. NECA Annual Meeting, Exhibition and Seminars
70. Power Gen 2000 Exhibition and Educational Program
71. PITTCON 2000 Exhibition and Seminars
72. PITTCON 2001 Exhibition and Seminars
72. PITTCON 2002 Exhibition and Seminars
Southeastern Louisiana University radiation safety committee
Southeastern Louisiana University tenure and promotion committee
Chair person for the Chemistry and Physics Department for the SLU
- "Rock and Roar"
Design and installation of ten multimedia (computer technology
based) classrooms. This work included structural installation of
"AV" projectors, and installation of signal processing equipment, power
wiring, signal wiring, and software.
National Honor Society Phi Kappa Phi
Who's Who Among America's Teachers for 1998.
International Who’s Who Among Professionals 1998
Physics Honor Society Sigma Pi Sigma
Who's Who Among America's Teachers for 2002
Who's Who Among America's Teachers for 2003
Professional memberships (past and current)
American Physical Society
Association of Physical Plant Administrators
Association of Energy Engineers
National Asbestos Council
Fair Organ Preservation Society
Musical Box Society International
Association of Watch and Clock Collectors
National Association of Corrosion Engineers
National Roofing Contractors Association
American Concrete Institution
National Fire Protection Association
International Facilities Management Association
National Systems Contractors Association
Louisiana Environmental Health Association
Southern Building Code Congress International
School Board committee volunteer
Police Department volunteer worker
Museum board volunteer
Electronic design and repair
Antique automated musical instrument restoration
Pipe organ and steam or pneumatic calliope repair and restoration
In 1971 I graduated Magna Cum Laude from Southeastern Louisiana University as valedictorian with a B.S. degree in Chemistry and minor in Physics.
In 1976 I received my Ph.D. in the field of physical chemistry. Most of my graduate research dealt with electro-mechanical systems
I have had membership in over sixteen professional organizations.
I have attended over 100 professional seminars.
For 15 years I was responsible for facilities and or physical plant at Southeastern Louisiana University and for projects totaling over thirty million dollars.
I am presently teaching as an associate professor of chemistry and physics.