Chemistry International
Vol. 21, No. 6, November 1999

1999, Vol. 21
No. 6 (November)
.. 40th Council Highlights
.. IUPAC: 2000 and Beyond
.. 37th IUPAC Congress
.. Chemistry in Today's Brazil
.. News from IUPAC:
   Biodegradation of
   Chemical Warfare
.. Other Societies
.. New Books and Publications
.. Provisional Recommendations
.. Awards
.. Conference Announcements
.. Conferences

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AOAC International Hires New Executive Director

AOACÕs Board of Directors has selected E. James Bradford as AOAC InternationalÕs new Executive Director. He assumed his responsibilities on 6 July 1999.

Dr. Bradford brings to AOAC International a combination of association management, academic, and chemistry experience. Dr. Bradford is former Director of Science, Mathematics, and Technology Education Programs at the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) in Washington, DC, USA. Prior to that, he was employed for nearly 15 years at the American Chemical Society (ACS) in Washington, DC, USA.

At AAAS, Dr. Bradford directed six science, mathematics, and technology education programs; an NSF-sponsored core competencies project; science books and films; and senior scientists and engineers.

At the ACS, he served as the administrator for Grants and Awards of the Membership Division in 1998 and as assistant director of the Membership Division from 1995 to 1997. Over the years, he was also the ACS special assistant to the executive director, program man-ager of National Chemistry Week, and manager of the Office of College Chemistry. He established National Chemistry Week as an annual event involving more than 1 000 volunteers reaching out to the public, and he has even appeared on Nickelodeon with Linda Ellerbee in an antismoking program for kids.

As the ACS administrator for Grants and Awards of the Membership Division, he directed a staff of 20 and a budget of USD 20 million to administer 62 national awards in the chemical sciences and a USD 16.3 million grants program. He also served as staff liaison for the Board Committee on Grants and Awards, and for the Joint Board-Council Committee on Science.

Before his ACS experience, Dr. Bradford was a member of the adjunct chemistry faculty at Northern Virginia Community College, a lecturer in engineering chemistry and organic chemistry at the University of Missouri, and division chair and chemistry teacher at Lincoln Trail College in Robinson, Illinois, USA.

A 1975 graduate of Wichita State University, Wichita, Kansas, USA, Dr. Bradford also holds an M.S. degree in environmental chemistry from Western Illinois University, USA, and a Ph.D. degree from the University of Missouri-Columbia, USA, in higher and adult chemistry education with concentration in the support areas of descriptive inorganic chemistry, research design statistics, administration, and educational psychology. His professional affiliations include the American Chemical Society, the Greater Washington Society of Association Executives, the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the Nature Conservancy, the International Congress of Distinguished Awards (for which he recently served on the Board of Directors), and the Council of Engineering and Scientific Society Executives.

AOAC International is a professional scientific association whose primary purpose is to promote chemical and biological analytical methods validation and quality measurements in the analytical sciences. In addition to its method validation programs, AOAC International produces a variety of publications; conducts meetings, workshops, training courses, and topical conferences; and offers technical divisions, local sections, and membership.


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