Noel R. Mann

Title: Professor of Chemistry and Physics
Company: William Carey University
Location: Petal, Minnesota, United States

Noel Mann, Professor of Chemistry and Physics at William Carey University, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in science education.

Dr. Mann devoted 25 years of his life to military service as a member of the United States Army, retiring in 1996 as a lieutenant colonel. He earned an Engineering Certification from the U.S. Army, and during his service, he helped detect chemical agents inside ammunition and write the treaty verification between the United States and the former Soviet Union. Dr. Mann received numerous awards, including a Humanitarian Service Medal for Hurricane Frederick in 1979, an Army Achievement Medal in 1982, a Meritorious Service Medal for Operation Desert Storm in 1991, an Honorable Discharge Medal in 1996, and a Cold War Medal in 2013. He holds a patent for developing the acoustical coupler for the ultrasound identification of chemical agents. In preparation for his career as an educator, Dr. Mann attended Delta State University, where he earned both a Bachelor of Science and a Master of Science in chemistry, physics and math. He continued his academic pursuits at the University of Southern Mississippi, where he earned a PhD in environmental science in 1980.

Following his military service and academic pursuits, Dr. Mann started as a researcher at the University of Southern Mississippi, where he worked from 2003 to 2008. He transitioned to a position at the Presbyterian Christian School, working as a teacher until 2013, and accepted a position as a professor of chemistry and physics at William Carey University. Currently, Dr. Mann continues to work at William Carey University, and has been recognized for his excellence with myriad awards. In 1995, he was named an Outstanding Teacher in America, and in 1996, he was named National Instructor of the Year. Recently, in 2013, Dr. Mann received the Mississippi State Teacher of the Year Award from the National Association of Independent Schools, and in 2016, he was recognized as an honoree of the Higher Education Appreciation Day Working for Academic Excellence (HEADWAE) by the Mississippi State Legislature.

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