FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE | November 24, 2014

Paul Jagodzinski, Northern Arizona Univ. dean, elected to board of world’s largest scientific society

WASHINGTON, November 24, 2014 — A chemist and dean at Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff has been elected to the board of the American Chemical Society (ACS), the world’s largest scientific society. During his three-year term, Paul W. Jagodzinski, Ph.D., will represent District VI, with nearly 22,000 ACS members in seven states stretching from Hawaii to Arizona and Southern California to Alaska.

His priorities include a focus on employment issues. “I want the board to focus first, second and third on what we can realistically do to help create jobs,” said Jagodzinski, “including developing new and innovative actions.”

He is currently dean of Northern Arizona University’s College of Engineering, Forestry & Natural Sciences. Prior to that, he was head of the Colorado School of Mines’ department of chemistry and geochemistry in Golden, Colorado, and chair of the chemistry department at West Virginia University in Morgantown. Jagodzinski attended Polytechnic Institute of Brooklyn, where he received his B.S. He earned his Ph.D. at Texas A&M University. He was inducted as an ACS Fellow in 2011.

Jagodzinski has received numerous academic recognitions including the Northern Arizona University Golden Axe Educator of Influence Award and the Outstanding Faculty Award at the Colorado School of Mines.

He resides in Flagstaff, Arizona.

The American Chemical Society is a nonprofit organization chartered by the U.S. Congress. With more than 161,000 members, ACS is the world’s largest scientific society and a global leader in providing access to chemistry-related research through its multiple databases, peer-reviewed journals and scientific conferences. Its main offices are in Washington, D.C., and Columbus, Ohio.

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