Who's Who Top Educators

Paul Gemperline

Title: Dean
Company: East Carolina University Graduate School
Location: Greenville, North Carolina, United States

Paul Gemperline, dean at East Carolina University Graduate School, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in academic administration.

Dr. Gemperline’s educational journey began with a Bachelor of Chemistry from Cleveland State University in 1977, followed by a PhD in analytical chemistry from the same university in 1982. His career path led to esteemed positions at East Carolina University, where he contributed significantly over four decades. Starting as a visiting scientist at Lewis Welcome Company for three years, he made his mark at East Carolina University, holding roles such as professor of chemistry, dean of the graduate school, and associate vice chancellor for research.

Notable for his scholarly contributions, Dr. Gemperline’s career highlights include serving as editor-in-chief of the Journal of Chemometrics for 11 years, editorship of several journal chapters, and securing patents for journal publications. He received prestigious awards such as the William F. Meggers Award for Outstanding Paper in Applied Spectroscopy and the Eastern Analytical Symposium Award for Achievements in Chemometrics. As a dedicated educator, he earned lifetime achievements such as the College of Arts and Sciences Distinguished Professor of Chemistry at East Carolina University. Beyond his academic achievements, his co-invention and licensing of a patent for petrochemical applications with Halliburton highlight his contributions to practical industry solutions.

Dr. Gemperline’s membership in various scientific societies, such as the Society for Applied Spectroscopy and the International Chemometrics Society, speaks to his active involvement in his field. He attributes his success to his innovative research approaches and strong work ethic. The highlight of his career remains the success of his students, faculty, and staff, a source of immense pride for him. Looking ahead, Dr. Gemperline aims to delve deeper into the application of chemometrics in bioinformatics and anticipates continued growth in this domain. 

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