I got my pH.D. studying luminescent platinum compounds with Max Roundhill at Tulane University. I did a post-doc studying gold compounds (some of which were also luminescent) with John Fackler at Texas A&M. I also did an internship with Sam Bryan at Pacific Northwest National Labs measuring how fast hydrogen gas is produced in the million gallon tanks of radioactive waste at the Hanford site in Eastern Washington state (people were concerned about having a miniature Hindenburg disaster in the tanks). I’m now a chemistry teacher at Troy University in Troy, Alabama. My passion is teaching (and, of course, my wife, Judy). As I’ve gotten older, my focus has changed from improving education at Troy University to what can I do to improve chemistry education in the world.