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Frankie Wood-Black

Frankie Wood-Black, Ph.D., M.B.A., R.E.M., Instructor Northern Oklahoma College, and Principal of Sophic Pursuits, Inc.Dr. Wood-Black has been in the petroleum and chemical industry for over 20 years with work experience in technical management; laboratory operations; environmental science and compliance; finance; and professional development. Dr. Wood-Black’s work experience has primarily been focused around refining and downstream operations.  Prior to joining NOC and starting Sophic Pursuits, she served as the Director of Consent Decree Compliance, which focused on environmental air compliance for refining operations, for one of the largest U.S. Oil companies.In addition to her refining experience, she has worked on a number of remediation projects focused on site reuse.

Due to her research background, she has a fundamental understanding of monitoring techniques as well as technological solutions to specific issues in the field.Dr. Wood-Black is a contributing editor to the Journal of Chemical Health and Safety, has a number of technical publications, authored Staying Safe while Conducting Hands-On Science, co-authored Emergency Preparedness Planning – A primer for Chemists, and is a routine presenter at the American Chemical Society.