Title: Scientist, Educator
Location: Melbourne, Florida, United States
John G. Eoll, PhD, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Scientists for dedication, achievements, and leadership in astrophysics.
Remembered by his family, friends and former colleagues as a passionate man who was hardworking, loving and full-of surprises, Dr. Eoll leaves behind a legacy of excellence in the scientific community. He began his career with the U.S. Naval Reserve in 1964, while a senior, working on a Bachelor in Science of Physics degree, at Wayne State University, in Detroit Michigan. He remained in the Navy Reserve for nearly two decades. During this time, he reached a number of professional and personal milestones: he served in active duty in Vietnam for four years, he married the love of his life, Diana Carol Bronson (now Eoll), he began his family, which would grow to include three children, and he completed his education with a Master of Arts in astronomy, and PhD. in astrophysics from Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana. He received four years of Fellowship, and two years of Teaching Assistantship from the University. And with the GI Bill, and weekly Navy Reserve Pay, and Diana working a couple evenings a week, as an Registered Nurse in local hospital’s premie nursery, he did not have to take out any loans for his education. Dr. Eoll’s drive came from his love of astronomy. He was fascinated with celestial objects, space, and the physical universe as a whole. He found success in his scientific career as a senior scientist for Science & Engineering Associates Inc., (S.E.A), in Salem, MA.
In addition to his work in the scientific setting, Dr. Eoll was highly regarded for his work as an educator. According to close family members, teaching was Dr. Eoll’s true love; there was nothing more that he wanted than to share his knowledge with others. He accomplished this through a number of academic roles, including assistant professor and acting chairman of the department of physics at Lenoir-Rhyne College. He also contributed articles to professional journals to teach colleagues on a larger scale in his professional community. He shared in his expertise through his involvement with the American Astronomical Society, the IEEE, the Federation of American Scientists, and the Association of Computing Machinery. In recognition of his excellence in his career, Dr. Eoll was the recipient of a Who’s Who Lifetime Achievement Award. He was also distinguished as an electrical engineering education fellow by the Air Force Southeastern Center and a Navy-American Society of Engineering Education Fellow. Outside of his professional work, Dr. Eoll loved to spend time with his family. His favorite hobbies included fixing cars, traveling, and sailing.
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