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