Company: California Polytechnic State University
Location: Tyrone, Georgia, United States
Grant Delbert Venerable, II, Professor at California Polytechnic State University, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in Chemistry.
Born to a civil engineer mathematician and an accomplished organist, Dr. Venerable has carried on both his parents’ professions as an artist, musician, and chemistry teacher currently at the Georgia Military College. He was inspired to enter the profession as a freshman chemistry student at the University of California, Los Angeles, and quickly discovered his ability to get grants during his first years teaching at California Polytechnic State University. Dr. Venerable continues to teach there as an adjunct, as well as a Marquis Who’s Who Industry Expert and the recipient of an Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award. He has appeared in Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who in Science and Engineering, and Who’s Who in the World.
Born in Los Angeles, Dr. Venerable studied at UCLA to receive a MS in chemistry in 1967, followed by a PhD in physical chemistry from the University of Chicago in 1970. He returned to UCLA’s Laboratory of Nuclear Medicine for postdoctoral studies, and taught with the Duarte Unified School District for one year. He has since lectured throughout California, not only on chemistry but also ethnic studies and African-American studies. Dr. Venerable held the role of provost and senior vice president for academic and student affairs at Lincoln University from 2002 to 2011. He is the author of such books as “Managing in a Five Dimension Economy”, and has honored his mother Thelma L. Venerable as a celebrated organist. Dr. Venerable is also celebrated for his paintings, inspired by the beauty of molecular structure, chemical reactions, and scientific principles.
Dr. Venerable is the recipient of a 1990 Outstanding Achievement Award from the California Alliance for Arts Education, a National Education Leadership Award from JGT Foundation, a “Step To” College Distinguished Teaching Award from San Francisco University, a Molecular Art Appreciation Award from the Alpha Chi Sigma Chemistry Fraternity, and a Distinguished Teaching Award from California Polytechnic State University at San Luis Obispo. He is a member of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the American Chemical Society, the National Organization for the Professional Advancement of Black Chemists and Chemical Engineers, and Alpha Chi Sigma. In addition to artistic endeavors, Dr. Venerable enjoys swimming.
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