Title: Professor Emeritus
Company: University of Windsor
Location: Windsor, Ontario, Canada
Roger J. Thibert, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus at the University of Windsor, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators and Scientists for dedication, achievements, and leadership in chemistry and higher education.
Utilizing more than four decades of practiced industry experience, Dr. Thibert is a well-respected clinical chemist and educator who served the University of Windsor in Ontario, Canada, in several capacities for the duration of his career. Commencing his vocation as a faculty member and teacher in 1953, he ascended the ranks to full professor in 1967, a position he held until attaining emeritus status in 1994. Teaching chemistry and serving as the director of clinical chemistry, he also spent numerous years as the associate dean of arts and sciences. In addition, he has sat on the teaching awards committee at the university since 1980. During his tenure, he also served on the medical staff and as the associate director of the Clinical Chemistry Laboratory at Detroit Receiving Hospital between 1973 and 1994 and taught as a professor of pathology at Wayne State University from 1971 to 1994. Alongside his primary endeavors, he also acted a consultant in medical biochemistry at the Medical Laboratories in Windsor from 1995 to 2000 and as a scientific director of the laboratories from 2000 to 2005.
Dr. Thibert holds a Bachelor of Arts from Western University, a Master of Science from the University of Detroit, and a Doctor of Philosophy from Wayne State University. After gaining prominence in the field, he also earned an honorary Doctor of Science from the University of Windsor in 2004. He is a fellow and diplomate of the American Association for Clinical Chemistry, and he has further contributed myriad articles to professional journals regarding chemistry, biochemistry, analytical chemistry and clinical chemistry.
A fellow of the Canadian Society of Clinical Chemists, the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the National Academy of Clinical Biochemistry, now known as the American Association for Clinical Chemistry, and the Chemical Institute of Canada, Dr. Thibert has garnered multiple accolades in recognition of his accomplishments. In 2011, the University of Windsor named the Roger Thibert Teaching Excellence Award in his honor, having most recently received the Province of Ontario Volunteer Service Award in 2017. Assumption University named him Alumnus of the Century in 2012, and the University of Windsor also gave him the Outstanding Volunteer Service Clark Award, the Alumni Award of Merit and the Contributions to University Teaching Award. Earlier in his career, he received the SmithKline Award from the American Association for Clinical Chemistry, and the Ames Award and Beckman Education Excellence Award from the Canadian Society of Clinical Chemists. However, he cites the highlights of his career to be teaching nearly 10,000 students over the course of his career, including 25 Ph.D. students, and watching them blossom into successful professionals.
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