University of California,  Undergraduate Chemistry major, Molecular Genetics minor, Undergraduate Honors Research in the Physicochemical Interaction of Acridine Mutagenic Dyes with DNA; Mechanisms of Carcinogenesis, Los Angeles, CA 1960-64
U. S. Army Chemical School, Certificate, Chemical Laboratory Specialist (Chemical, Biological and Radiological Warfare Training), Ft. McClellan, AL, 1964
University of California, Davis, U. S. Department of Agriculture Workshop on "Analytical Techniques in Plant, Soil and Water Testing", Davis, CA, 1969

Veterans Administration Medical Center Hospital, General Clinical Laboratory Technician Training Course, Palo Alto, CA, 1968

University of California, Berkeley,  Undergraduate Research in Polysaccharide Biosynthesis and Enzyme Molecular Conformation Changes During Catalysis in a Membrane-Bound Polymerase, B.S. Chemistry, Berkeley, CA, 1970  (Biochemistry & Molecular Genetics Minor) 

University of California, Berkeley,  Research in Membrane Biophysics, Calcium Metabolism, Cell Cycle Control, Carcinogenesis and Cellular Senescence, Ph.D. Biophysics and Biochemistry, Berkeley, CA, 1975 

University of Wisconsin, Research in Gerontology and Endocrinology, Joint Postdoctoral Fellowship in Endocrinology/Enzymology, Madison, WI, 1975-6

American Board of Industrial Hygiene Diplomate, Certified Industrial Hygienist (in Comprehensive Practice), Certification No. 3755,  December, 1987-Present

University of Delaware, Arson Investigation Training Seminar, Newark, DE, 1982

University of Texas, NIOSH/USPHS Course and Workshop 582 in "Asbestos Evaluation", Houston, TX, 1979

University of North Carolina School of Public Health, Advanced Industrial Hygiene Course, Raleigh, NC, 1980

University of North Carolina, School of Public Health, Personal Sampling Course, Raleigh, NC, 1980

University of North Carolina, School of Public Health, Environmental Exposure Sampling and Statistics Course, Raleigh, NC, 1980

Georgia Institute of Technology, U.S. EPA Course on Advanced Asbestos and Mineral Identification Methods (taught by W. McCrone), Atlanta, GA, 1980

Georgia Institute of Technology, Asbestos Glove Bag Course, Atlanta, GA, 1983

Georgia Institute of Technology, Asbestos Abatement Project Cost Estimation Course, Atlanta, GA, 1984

Vanderbilt University, American Board of Industrial Hygiene, Fundamentals of Industrial Hygiene, Nashville, TN, May, 1987

University of Cincinnati, Comprehensive Review for Industrial Hygiene Professionals, May, 1987

MAIC / University of Illinois, "EPA-Accredited Certification Course for Building Asbestos Inspection", Richmond, VA, January, 1988; Refresher Course: January, 1989

MAIC/University of Illinois, "EPA-Accredited Certification Course for Management Planning", Richmond, VA, January, 1988; Refresher Course: February, 1989

Medical College of Virginia, School of Preventive Medicine, "EPA-Accredited Certification Course for Asbestos Contract Supervisors & Project Designers", Richmond, VA, February, 1988; Refresher Course: February, 1989

Asbestos Consulting and Training Systems, “Asbestos Contractor/Supervisor Course”, Norfolk, VA, June, 1996

Asbestos Consulting and Training Systems, “AHERA Building Asbestos Inspector Course”, Norfolk, VA, April, 1998

Asbestos Consulting and Training Systems, “AHERA Building Asbestos Management Planner Course”, Norfolk, VA, April, 1998

A. H. Reppert & Associates, Inc., “Lead Inspector/Risk Assessor Initial Course”, Richmond, VA, January, 1997


President, Scientific and Forensic Services, Inc., Norfolk, VA 
Forensic and Scientific Consultation and Expert Witness Services, 1997-Present
President/Laboratory Director, Interscience Research, Inc.
Norfolk, VA 
Owned, Designed and Built Large Laboratory Building and Operated this Multidisciplinary Organization for 19 years.  Managed and Trained Staff of up to 22 Chemists, Technicians and Administrative Staff.  Responsible for all Aspects of Operations.  Company was Bought and Merged with a National Chain of Laboratories in 1997.  General Analytical Chemistry, Contract Research & Development, Methods Development, Quality Assurance, Routine and Non-routine Testing, Petroleum, Environmental, Industrial Hygiene, Indoor Air Quality, Toxicology, Polymer Chemistry, Biochemistry, Pharmacology, Project Design, Research in Asbestos Laboratory/Field and Technology Control, Legal/Forensic Studies, Environmental Studies, Material Science, Product Failure Analysis, Developed Training Courses and Instructed Several Thousand Students in Various Aspects of Project Design, Specification Preparation, Sampling and Monitoring for Asbestos, Lead Paint, Water, Indoor Air Quality, Hazardous Materials, and Industrial Hygiene, and in Contractors Conducting Control and Abatement  of Asbestos and Lead Remediation, 1978-1997
Assistant Professor of Chemical Science, Department of Chemical Sciences, Old Dominion University, Norfolk, VA
Teaching (Organic and Biochemistry) and Research (Cell Aging and Membrane-Based Mechanisms of Carcinogenesis), 1976-9
Analytical Chemist/Owner - Interscience Research Group, Los Angeles and CA Palo  Alto, CA
General Analytical, Industrial, Water, Food and Agricultural Chemistry and Microbiology, Los Angeles, CA 1966-69;  Palo  Alto, CA, 1970-72
Research Chemist, U.S. Army Chemical Warfare Center, Edgewood Arsenal, MD
Quantum Chemistry of Toxicological Agents / Antidotes (Calculation of Molecular Properties for Prediction of Antidote Structure and Biochemical Activities); Quality Control Chemistry Laboratory Specialist, 1964-66
Laboratory Technician, Department of Biological Chemistry, University of California, Los Angeles, CA
Biochemical and Cancer Research (Helped design and build one of the first Gas Chromatographs and the First 2-Dimensional Integrating Paper Chromatogram Scanner; Nucleic Acid Biochemical Research Projects; Enzymology Research), 1961-63
Laboratory Assistant, Department of Infectious Diseases, University of California, Los Angeles, CA
Biomedical, Immunological and Cancer Research Projects (Enzymology of Brucella melitensis, C-Reactive Protein Production in Cancer and Inflammatory Diseases, Seroflocculation Antigen Production in Bronchogenic Cancer),  1960-61
Laboratory Assistant,  Department of Infectious Diseases, University of California, Los Angeles, CA
Microbiological Research Projects, (Cell Division and Genetic Mechanisms and Mutation in Bacteria, Genetic Code Characterization),   1959-60
Tutor, Various Private Tutoring Services, Los Angeles, CA
Tutored numerous university and high school level students in chemistry, biology, mathematics and physics, 1960-63 

(Current and
 Past Memberships)

American Chemical Society

Association of Official Analytical Chemists 

American Society for Testing and Materials

Diplomate, American Board of Industrial Hygiene

American Industrial Hygiene Association

National Asbestos Council (Charter Member)

Environmental Information Association

Sigma XI

American Association for the Advancement of Science

Virginia Academy of Science

Biophysical Society

American Association of University Professors

Tissue Culture Association

International Association of Arson Investigators

Mid-Atlantic Association of Forensic Scientists

Society of Forensic Toxicologists

American Textile Chemists & Colorists Society

American Association for the Advancement of Science

New York Academy of Science



Pioneer in Science  Award/Grant (Future Engineers of  America), 1959

Scholar designate/Grant Recipient of the Committee for Advanced Science Training (National Science Foundation), 1960

President, Foundation for the Study of Aging, New  York, 1978-1988

National Asbestos Council (member of the Sampling and Analysis, Contract Specification and Membership Committees, 1984 - 1992; Founder and Chairman of the Asbestos Surface Contamination Evaluation Taskforce, 1988-1992)

Peer Reviewer, National Institute for Occupational Safety & Health (Asbestos Control Technology Protocol Assessment), 1985-1988

Asbestos Technology & Cost Recovery Litigation Expert, (Attorney General's Office, Commonwealth of Virginia), 1985

Asbestos Technology & Cost Recovery Litigation Expert, (Attorney General's Office, State of Massachusetts), 1985

Consultant and Court-Appointed Forensic Science Expert, (Commonwealth of Virginia Supreme Court), 1986

Consultant/Course Instructor, Virginia Department of Labor and Industry, Virginia Occupational Safety and Health Program for Asbestos (Evaluation of Long-Term Exposure Risk, Detection Survey Techniques, Methods of Sampling and Analysis for Removal Project Monitoring and Clearance), 1986

Asbestos Consultant & Legal Expert for Norfolk Public Schools in  Cost Recovery Asbestos Litigation, Norfolk, VA 1986-1987

Asbestos Consultant & Legal Expert for Wesley Theological Seminary of the United Methodist Church in Asbestos Litigation, 1987

Peer Reviewer, U.S. EPA (Asbestos Control Technologies & Advisor for Future EPA Research Projects), 1987-1988

Distinguished Expert  of the National Forensic Center, 1985 - Present

Instructor, Technical Aspects of Asbestos Personal Injury Litigation presented at 1st  Annual INTERSCIENCE RESEARCH, INC. Forensic Sciences Seminar. 1985

Grant Peer Reviewer, National Science Foundation, 1999


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