Resume (Revised 1/23/2004)


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:

1. Laser Raman Spectrometer. Set up, repair and calibration of the first JEOL instrument of this type in this region of the country.

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.

Professional Experience

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:

1. Mass Spectrometer. Research grade CEC.

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.

1981 - 1996

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:

1. Preparation of plans for all major construction and renovation projects.

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.

From 1981 to 1996 I was responsible for the coordination of design and construction administration as accomplished on the following major projects: 1. SLU University Center.

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:

A. Elevator installations and upgrades.

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.

The specifications, bid documents and project supervision were accomplished without aid from external sources on several major technical projects. Some of these major projects are as follows: 1. Designed, supervised and aided in installation of support facilities for traveling outside musical groups (electrical power, rigging, lighting and sound reinforcement for such musical groups as Kenny Rogers and Alabama).

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.

Representation of the University and State of Louisiana in litigation included the following:    1. Preparation of technical verbiage for construction litigation suits to be filed by
     the State Attorney General on behalf of the University.

   2. Expert testimony and deposition relative to construction deficiencies and failures.

   3. Expert testimony and deposition in defense of the University.


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:

1. Museum-grade restorations of automated musical instruments, including calliopes, nickelodeons, pipe organs, orchestrions, cylinder music boxes, disk music boxes, automaton and musical clocks.

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.

Special skills are as follows: 1. Ability to trouble shoot at component level solid state and vacuum tube operated electronic circuits (including microprocessors and computers).

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.

Special Training and Certifications 1. Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation certification

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:

A. Occupational Health and Lead Exposure

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

50. Louisiana Architects Association Workshops:
  Interpreting the ADA Guidelines and Introduction to the Standard Building Code 51. RCI Conference: Principles of Spray Applied Polyurethane Foam

52. Aberdeen’s World of Concrete 1993 Seminars:

Building Facade Repairs and Concrete Cracks: Causes and Cures 53. National Sound & Communications Association 1993 Conference & Exp. seminars:
  A. Performing Acoustical Tests on Complex Sound Systems

B. What you Measure and What you Hear--Audio and Acoustic Measurements

C. Optimize the Power and Cooling Needs and Minimize the Noise

54. CFC Refrigerant Information Seminar

55. Aberdeen’s World of Concrete 1994 seminars:

A. Concrete Repair Materials Part I: Basics of Materials

B. Concrete Repair Materials Part II: Cementitious Materials

C. Concrete Repair Materials Part III: Epoxy and Other Polymer Materials

56.  Better Understanding of Roofing Systems Institute (BURSI) Roofing Seminar   57.  CFC Technician Certification Training and Exam   58. National Sound and Communications Association 1994 Conference & Expo seminars:
  A. All About Frequency Response

B. All About Microphones and Maximum Profit--Technical Solutions to Expensive Problems

59. Lead Tech ‘94 Exhibition and Seminars:
  A. Federal Program and Policy Update: EPA, Federal and State Lead Poisoning Legislation

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

60. Lead Tech ‘95 Exhibition and Seminars:
  A. Top 10 Lead Controversies

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:

A. Principles of Rigging Safety

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:

A. Concrete Repair Materials Part I: Basics of Materials

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

Patents and publications An Inexpensive Method to Stabilize the Frequency of a Carbon Dioxide Laser, Review of Scientific Instruments Additional professional activities Southeastern Louisiana University safety committee

Southeastern Louisiana University radiation safety committee

Southeastern Louisiana University tenure and promotion committee

Chair person for the Chemistry and Physics Department for the SLU event - "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.

Professional honors

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 Chemical Society

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

Languages Technical German Community activities Local school activities

School Board committee volunteer

Police Department volunteer worker

Museum board volunteer

Interests and activities Antique machinery restoration

Electronic design and repair

Antique automated musical instrument restoration

Pipe organ and steam or pneumatic calliope repair and restoration

Executive Summary of Resume

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.