Administrative Career

KENNETH G. FURTON
Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry and Dean, College of Arts and Sciences, Florida International University.

EDUCATION
1986-1988       Swansea University (Prifysgol Abertawe), Swansea, Wales, U.K. Postdoctoral Research Associate (Nuclear Chemistry)

1983-1986       Wayne State University, Detroit, MI, Ph.D. in Chemistry (Analytical) with a minor in Biology

1980-1983       University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL, B.S. in Forensic Science with a minor in Chemistry

EXPERIENCE AND SERVICE

2007-present    Dean, College of Arts & Sciences, Florida International University, Miami, FL

2009-present    Team Leader, APLU’s Science and Math Teacher Imperative Leadership Collaborative

1997-2007       Founder and Director, International Forensic Research Institute, FIU, Miami, FL

2003                Member, National Academy of Sciences Group on Terrorism and Canine Detection.

1988-present    Professor, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, FIU, Miami, FL

MEMBERSHIP IN PROFESSIONAL SOCIETIES

American Chemical Society – Past Chairman, South Florida Section 1993-94

American Academy of Forensic Sciences, Elected Fellow

American Society of Crime Laboratory Directors, Academic Affiliate

SELECTED AWARDS AND HONORS

1986 David F. Boltz Award in Analytical Chemistry

1996 International Association of Forensic Sciences Young Investigators’ Award

2005 FIU President’s Council Outstanding University Professor Award

2008 Collegian Award, Wayne State University

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