John Huffman

Title: Chemist, Educator
Location: Cullowhee, North Carolina, United States

John Huffman, Chemist and Educator, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in science education.

It was an organic chemistry class during Dr. Huffman’s undergraduate studies that defined the course of his career. He graduated from the institution in 1954, and following this interest, he earned an AM and PhD at Harvard University in 1957. That same year, he joined the faculty as an assistant professor of chemistry at the Georgia Institute of Technology. Dr. Huffman garnered experience in this position for three years, before joining Clemson University. In 1962, he was made an associate professor and in 1967, he achieved the formal ranking of professor at the institution. In his later years at the institution, from 2006 until his retirement in 2010, Dr. Huffman worked as a research professor. Upon retiring, he was granted the honorary of professor emeritus.

Throughout his career, Dr. Huffman is most proud of his work in mentoring more than 40 PhD candidates. Many of these students remain in contact and he is able to remain a part of the successes they have in their respective careers. For his work, Dr. Huffman was a grantee of the National Institutes of Health from 1958 to 2010. He is the recipient of the Mechoulan Award from ICRS, the NIDA Senior Science Award and the National Institutes of Health Career Development Award. Throughout his career, he maintained professional affiliation with the American Chemical Society and the International Cannabinoid Research Society.

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