Title: Professor (Retired)
Company: Colorado State University
Location: Fort Collins, Colorado, United States
Chester Moore, Retired Professor at Colorado State University, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Executives for dedication, achievements, and leadership in biology education.
After more than five decades of science and education work, Dr. Moore can look back in his retirement and see the impact his work has had on future generations of professionals. His work started in the mid-1960s as an entomologist with the Walter Reed Army Institute. In 1968, he joined the faculty at the University of Puerto Rico as an assistant professor. He remained at the institution until 1974, moving into the role of associate professor before joining the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in San Juan as a supervisory research entomologist. In 1981, Dr. Moore returned to the mainland United States with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Colorado. He joined Colorado State University in the early 2000s, and remained at the institution in various capacities before retiring. At the university, he taught microbiology, immunology and pathology, as well as bioagricultural sciences and radiological health sciences.
Dr. Moore received training at the University of California, Davis. He earned a BS from the institution in 1960, a MS in 1962 and a PhD in 1966. Throughout his career, he has contributed to more than 95 papers and book chapters. He served with the US Army ROTC as well. Since 2015, he has been on the curriculum committee of the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, and is becoming a lecturer with the organization. Since 2004, Dr. Moore has provided his professional opinion as a member of the West Nile Virus Advisory Committee for the City of Fort Collins.
Throughout his career, Dr. Moore has received many accolades. In 1972, he was presented with a faculty research grant from the University of Puerto Rico. He earned the Service Recognition Plaque from the Puerto Rico Department of Health in 1981 and the Superior Performance Award from the US Public Health Service in 1987. In 1988, Dr. Moore received the Service Award from the West Central Mosquito and Vector Control Association, Inc. The US Public Health Service has recognized him with several Special Recognition Awards and Group Awards, as well as a Secretary’s Award for Distinguished Service throughout the years. Furthermore, Dr. Moore has earned the Meritorious Service Award from the American Mosquito Control Association on two occasions and the Distinguished Achievement Award from the Society for Vector Ecology, the Governor’s Commendation from the State of Alabama and the Medal of Honor from the American Mosquito Control Association.
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