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Terry Lee Helser

Terry Lee Helser, American biochemistry educator. Achievements include development of two educational card games "The Gene Expression Game" for the lactose operon and "The Elemental Chemistry Game" for introductory chemistry courses, numerous word puzzles. Named Distinguished Biologist, Hartwick Company, 1990; grantee Warner Bros. Ford Foundation, 1989, National Science Foundation, 1984, 80, Research Corporation, 1982-1984.

Background

  • Helser, Terry Lee was born on December 23, 1944 in Indianapolis, Indiana, United States. Son of Lester Freeman and Frances Elizabeth (Arnold) Helser.

  • Education

    • Bachelor, Manchester College, 1967. Doctor of Philosophy, University Wisconsin, 1972.

    Career

    • Postdoctoral fellow University California, Irvine, 1972-1975. Research fellow Brown University, Providence, 1975-1977. Visiting professor Hershey (Pennsylvania) Medical Center, Penn State University, 1980.

      Assistant professor Millersville (Pennsylvania) State College, 1977-1980. National Science Foundation fellow State University of New York, Albany, 1984. Visiting professor University North Carolina, Chapel Hill, 1986-1987.

      Professor State University of New York, Oneonta, since 2000, department chair, since 2001. Chairman Committee on Research of Faculty Senate, Oneonta, 1988-1991.

    Major achievements

    • Achievements include development of two educational card games "The Gene Expression Game" for the lactose operon and "The Elemental Chemistry Game" for introductory chemistry courses, numerous word puzzles.

    Works

    • Contributor over 40 articles to professional journals.

    Politics

    Party affiliation: Democrat

    Membership

    Head judge Odyssey of the Mind Problems, 1988-1996. Judge CASSC Science Fair, Oneonta, 1988, Science Olympiad, Oneonta, 1990.

    Connections

    • Married Wanda Joan Ralston, August 11, 1968. Children: Aron Trent, Janelle Lynn.
    • father: Lester Freeman Helser
    • mother: Frances Elizabeth (Arnold) Helser
    • spouse: Wanda Joan Ralston
    • children: Aron Trent Helser
    • Janelle Lynn Helser
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    Born December 23, 1944
    (age 72)
    Nationality
    • 1967
      Manchester College
    • 1972
      University Wisconsin
    • 1972 - 1975
      Postdoctoral fellow, University California
      Irvine, California, United States
    • 1975 - 1977
      research fellow, Brown University
      Providence, Rhode Island, United States
    • 1977 - 1980
      assistant, professor Millersville (Pennsylvania) State College
    • 1980
      visiting professor, Hershey (Pennsylvania) Medical Center
    • 1984
      National Science Foundation fellow, State University of New York
      Albany, New York, United States
    • 1986 - 1987
      visiting professor, University North Carolina
      Chapel Hill, North Carolina, United States
    • 2001
      professor, State University of New York
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