Angelica M. Stacy received her B.A. degree from LaSalle College in 1977 and her Ph.D. from Cornell University in 1981 with Professor M.J. Sienko, and then went on to do postdoctoral research with professors R.P. van Duyne and P. Stair at Northwestern University. She joined the faculty in the Chemistry Department of the University of California, Berkeley, in 1983, where she is now a full professor. Her research interests are in the areas of materials chemistry and chemistry education.

Edel Wasserman obtained a B.A. in chemistry from Cornell University in 1953 and an M.A. and a Ph.D. at Harvard University under professors William E. Moffitt and Paul D. Bartlett. He joined Bell Laboratories in 1957. Beginning in 1967 he held joint appointments as a member of the technical staff at Bell Laboratories and as professor of chemistry at Rutgers University. He joined Allied Chemical Corporation in 1976 as director of chemical research and later became director of corporate research. He moved to Central Research & Development at DuPont in 1981, where he is now science advisor. He served as president of the American Chemical Society in 1999.

Richard A. Weibl is director of programs in the office of education and institutions renewal at the Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U). He came to AAC&U specifically to give leadership to the Preparing Future Faculty (PFF) program. This highly collaborative national program is designed to change the educational experiences of future faculty. The program has grown from 15 clusters of institutional partners to include 20 science and mathematics departmentally based clusters and will soon add 24 social science and humanities clusters. In all, more than 200 schools are participating in funded PFF programs, and dozens of others have created programs based on the PFF model. Dr. Weibl came to AAC&U from Antioch College, where he served as director of Institutional Research and Evaluation Studies. Prior to Antioch, he did doctoral studies at the Ohio State University in educational policy and leadership and worked in student affairs at Longwood College and Marquette University. He holds a master’s degree from the University of Georgia and a bachelor’s degree from Bowling Green State University.

J. Michael White received his bachelor of science in chemistry from Harding College in 1960 and his Ph.D. in chemistry from the University of Illinois in 1966, and then joined the chemistry faculty at the University of Texas at Austin as assistant professor. He was named associate professor in 1970 and full professor in 1976. From 1979 to 1984, he served as chair of the department, and he has held the Norman Hackerman Professorship in Chemistry since 1985. Since 1991, he has directed the National Science Foundation (NSF)-supported Science and Technology Center for Synthesis, Growth, and Analysis of Electronic Materials at the University of Texas. Since 1976, he has been a visiting staff member at Los Alamos National Laboratory. Dr. White served as a program officer at the NSF in 1978-1979 and was a summer guest worker at the National Bureau of Standards during the same period. He and his students have enjoyed long-term interactions with Sandia National Laboratories. He is actively working on problems in surface chemistry, the dynamics of surface reactions, and photo-assisted surface reactions.

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