Arthur S. Brecher, Ph.D.

Title: Professor of Chemistry
Company: Bowling Green State University
Location: Ottawa Hills, Ohio, United States

Arthur S. Brecher, Ph.D., Professor of Chemistry at Bowling Green State University, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in chemistry and higher education.

Demonstrating nearly 60 years of professional excellence in chemistry and education, Dr. Brecher is a prominent figure who most recently served as a professor of chemistry at Bowling Green State University from 1975 to 2014. Previously serving the academic institution as an associate professor of chemistry for six years, he preceded this appointment with an assistant professorship at the George Washington University for six years and as an associate research scientist at Brooklyn State Hospital for three years. He commenced his career as a biochemist for the U.S. Food and Drug Administration from 1958 to 1960, having formerly been a postdoctoral appointee at Purdue University beginning in 1956.

Dr. Brecher holds a Bachelor of Science from the City College of New York and a Doctor of Philosophy from the University of California, Los Angeles. Involved in a number of civic engagements, he was on the board of directors of the Wood County Cancer United within the Wood County Heart branch and acted as the chairman of heart health in the young committee of the Northwest Ohio Heart Association. He has additionally contributed myriad articles to esteemed journals within his industry.

A fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, Dr. Brecher maintains affiliation with numerous other societies and organizations, including the American Society of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, the International Society for Neurochemistry, the Society for Experimental Biology and Medicine, and the American Chemical Society. As a testament to his professional success, he received the Special Achievement Award in 1975 and the Research and Development Award from Bowling Green State University in 1974.

Entering his profession due to his unrelenting curiosity regarding science, Dr. Brecher attributes his success to his many mentors, including his postdoctoral advisor, Dr. Arnold Kent Balls; Dr. Ernest Boreck, a biochemistry professor at the City College of New York; and his high school chemistry teacher. Dr. Brecher always enjoyed working with students, teaching them how to think critically, and advising them on how to work ethically while maintaining creativity. One of the highlights of his career was when he advised an undergraduate student on a manuscript based on research she had performed for 15 months. It was subsequently accepted by the editor-in-chief of a prominent scientific journal.

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