Theodore J. Green, PhD

Title: Associate Professor Emeritus
Company: University of Missouri
Location: Rocheport, Missouri, United States

Theodore J. Green, PhD, Associate Professor Emeritus at the University of Missouri, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in science.

Upon graduating from Cornell University with a Bachelor of Science in wildlife conservation, Dr. Green applied to a job with the New York Department of Wildlife Conservation. While he was waiting to hear from the job, he kept bust by visiting the research facility at Sterling. He was always interested in research and went there to tell the receptionist he was interested in touring the facility. He spent the afternoon chatting with a man from human resources and touring the Pharmacology Department where he met a young researcher, Theodore Brown, who was looking for a research assistant. The next day, he went back to meet with the chairman and they offered him a job. Dr. Green was interested in solving problems during his undergraduate research, so he was excited by the opportunity at the Sterling-Winthrop Research Institute, as it would allow him to research throughout the course of his career. He later matriculated at The Ohio State University, receiving a Master of Science in 1975 and a Doctor of Philosophy in 1977.

Dr. Green began his career with Sterling Winthrop Research Institute in 1957, as a research assistant working his way up to research associate, staying until 1968. While at Sterling, he worked with a team of four doctors who were brought into his lab to learn about heart, lung and liver transplants. Dr. Green ran the mechanization part of what they did, recorded all of the data that was taken and was learned how to do surgery from them. He used this experience throughout the rest of his career. The lead scientist there was Bernardo Evangalista, along with himself and Juan Villarama were emergency room surgeons of the two local hospitals. Moving on, Dr. Green was the head of animal care and research at Warren-Teed Pharmaceuticals from 1968 to 1974. He then became a vivarium supervisor at The Ohio State University in 1975 for three years and was a senior research scientist with Parke-Davis from 1977 to 1980. From 1980 to 2001, he was an associate professor moving up to associate professor emeritus at the Department of Microbiology with the University of Missouri, Columbia.

As a testament to his success, Dr. Green received a University of Missouri Student Chapter AVMA Excellence in Teaching Award in 2001 and a Missouri-Ark Kiwanis Circle K Outstanding Club Faculty Advisor Award in 1992 and from 1996 to 1997. Additionally, he was granted the University of Missouri Black and Gold Chalk Award for Outstanding Student Organization Advisement in 1995, the Gold Chalk Award for Professional Student Education, Training and Development in 1992 and a Kiwanis Certificate of Appreciation in 1992. Notably, he is also listed in the 23rd edition of Who’s Who in the Midwest.

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