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Dr. Paul Vorndam received his PhD in synthetic organic chemistry from the University of Colorado, Boulder. He served as Associate Professor and Deputy Department Chair for Chemistry at the U.S. Air Force Academy before joining Colorado Analytical, a pesticide residue analysis lab as Group Leader after leaving the Air Force. He subsequently became head of Quality Control at Sigma Chemical Company’s C14 lab. He later joined the Chemistry Department at Colorado State University-Pueblo and retired from there as Department Chair and Professor Emeritus in 2005. He taught at the U.S. Air Force Academy as a civilian Distinguished Visiting Professor from 2004-2006. He was the Sciences Division Chair for Colorado Community Colleges Online from 2003 to 2011. Dr. Vorndam lives in Rye, Colorado with his wife Margaret and enjoys duplicate bridge, table tennis and mountain running.
B.S., Chemistry, Millikin University
M.S., Chemistry, Illinois State University
Ph.D., Chemistry, University of Colorado, Boulder