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Oral history with David Wertz; 2008

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Oral history.; Interview conducted January 25, 2008. Dr. David Lee Wertz was born on February 3, 1940, in Hammond, Indiana. Wertz was educated in Munster, Indiana, for his grammar school and received his BS from Arkansas State University. He then went on to earn his PhD at the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, in 1966. Wertz joined the faculty of The University of Southern Mississippi in September of 1966, where he served as professor of chemistry until 2006. During this time, Wertz also served as chair of the department from approximately 1979 until 1985 and from 1994 until 1998. During his time at Southern Miss, Wertz was awarded the University Research Award in 1997 and 1999, was named WhoΓÇÖs Who in American Colleges and Universities, and was named to the GovernorΓÇÖs Energy Advisory Board. Since 2005, he has served as both Visiting Scientist at DOW Chemical, USA and Chief Technology Officer for WOMBAT Technologies International, Inc.

25 January 2008

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