Title: Chemist, Educator and Lab Safety Consultant
Company: Tacoma Community College
Location: Olympia, Washington, United States
Douglas K. Mandt, Chemist, Educator and Lab Safety Consultant at Tacoma Community College, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Scientists for dedication, achievements, and leadership in chemistry and academia.
Drawing upon a Bachelor of Arts from Pacific Lutheran University from 1957 and a Master of Science from the University of Wisconsin from 1962, Mr. Mandt began his career in 1957 as a quality control technician for Monsanto Chemical Company for one year. Thereafter, he served as a teacher of mathematics and science at Boisfort High School in Klaber, Washington, from 1957 to 1958 before relocating to the Summer School District in Washington, holding the position from 1958 to 1992. Retiring in 1992, he was also an instructor of chemistry at Tacoma Community College.
During his time in academia, Mr. Mandt also served as an instructor of science at such universities as Pacific Lutheran University, Central Washington University, the University of Puget Sound, the University of Washington in Seattle, and Fort Steilacoom Community College. Likewise, he was a consultant for Kendall/Hunt Publishing Co. and Oak Ridge National Laboratory, where he has been a science education consultant of laboratory safety and curriculum.
Affiliated with the American Chemical Society, Mr. Mandt received the Outstanding Teacher Award from the Puget Sound section in 1983 and the Regional Award for Chemistry Teaching from the Northwest region in 1984. He has also earned a President Recognition Award and the President Award for Excellence in Science and Teaching, both from Washington State, as well as named a Dreyfus Master Teacher by the Dreyfus Foundation and Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation. Notably, he was recognized as a National Institutes of Health Centennial Teacher in 1987.
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