Title: Chemistry Professor, Mathematics Instructor, Writer
Location: Winston Salem, North Carolina, United States
T. Gordon Scott, PhD, Chemistry Professor, Mathematics Instructor, and Writer, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in Higher Education.
Dr. Scott has been teaching chemistry since 1965, and after his retirement in 2009 feels proud of working at colleges that did not have great resources. Despite that, he was able to enrich the lives of students and prepare them for the next step, whether for employment or graduate school. Dr. Scott is noted for his development in the efficient production of resin that would successfully bind glistening acrylic pigments for automotive finishes, then a world first. He also worked on determining the fluorescent lifetime of the excited state of the coenzyme NADH, which resulted in the curing or control of six hereditary metabolic diseases at research stations in the U.S. and Europe. Dr. Scott most recently taught chemistry with Winston-Salem State University, after a teaching career in pharmacology, natural sciences, astronomy, mathematics, and of course chemistry. In the teaching of all of these courses, Dr. Scott has taught every grade level from middle school thru graduate school and in College. In two colleges he taught every chemistry course in the catalog.
As a Marquis Who’s Who Industry Expert, Dr. Scott received the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award and has appeared in Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who in Science and Engineering, Who’s Who in the South and Southwest, Who’s Who in the World, and the first edition of Who’s Who of Emerging Leaders in America. He earned an AB from the University of Pennsylvania before joining the University of Cambridge in England, where he earned a BA with honors in 1965 and a MA in 1970. In between, Dr. Scott was recognized with a PhD from the University of Illinois, where he first began teaching. He has since taught at an incredible succession of universities, and was an adjunct science instructor of Hargrave Military Academy and a researcher with the U.S. Army at Edgewood-Aberdeen Research, in the Aberdeen Proving Ground of Maryland.
Dr. Scott has made an incredible mark in scientific literature, particularly to the Journal of the American Chemical Society and the Journal of Crystallographic Chemistry. His work has been supported with grant funding by the University of Cambridge, the Army Research Office, the Robert A. Welch Foundation, and the National Science Foundation. Dr. Scott was also a leader among scientists, a member of the American Scientific Affiliation, former chairman of the international education committee in Rotary International, as well as a member of the American Chemical Society and the Cambridge University Chemical Society.
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