Title: Professor Emeritus
Company: Albany State University
Location: Albany, Georgia, United States
Jack Steele, PhD, Professor Emeritus of Albany State University, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in academia.
With more than 35 years of professional experience, Dr. Steele has been recognized as professor emeritus of Albany State University since 2003. Prior to his retirement, he held a number of positions with the school, including coordinator of chemistry and physics from 1985 to 2003, having been chair since 1981. From 1980 to 1985, he was a professor, having been an associate professor since 1975 and assistant professor since 1970. Earlier in his career, he was a postdoctoral researcher and teaching intern at Washington State University from 1968 to 1970.
Dr. Steele was inspired to pursue a career in education from an early age, as he has always been interested in science. He was further encouraged by a presentation he watched by Dr. John Ricketts, whose passion for chemistry pushed him that direction. He first pursued an education with DePauw University, where he obtained a Bachelor of Arts in chemistry in 1964. He continued his studies with the University of Kentucky, earning a PhD in inorganic chemistry. He has been certified in handling controlled substances by the Georgia Board of Pharmacy and the United States Drug Enforcement Agency.
A respected voice in his areas of interest, Dr. Steele has been affiliated with a number of professional organizations. He is a member of Sigma Xi, the Research Society of North America, the Georgia Academy of Science, and the American Association for Clinical Chemistry. The co-founder and chair of the southwest Georgia section of the referee journal of the American Chemical Society, he is the organizer and founder of the Air Force ROTC Drill Team. An active starter for the state and local BMX bike racers, he has served as an assistant den leader for the Boy Scouts of America.
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