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academic administrator , biochemist

George Henry Emert, American former academic administrator, biochemist. Achievements include patent for method for enzyme reutilization. Named to Educators Hall of Fame, Lincoln Memorial University, 1988.


Emert, George Henry was born on December 15, 1938 in Tennessee, United States. Son of Victor K. Emert and Hazel G. (Shultz) Ridley.


Bachelor, University Colorado, 1962. Master of Arts, Colorado State University, 1970. Doctor of Philosophy, Virginia Polytechnic Institute University, 1973.


Microbiologist Colorado Department Public Health, Denver, 1967-1970. Post doctoral fellow University Colorado, Boulder, 1973-1974. Director biochemistry technical Gulf Oil Corporation, Merriam, Kansas, 1974-1979.

Professor biochemistry, director biomass research center University Arkansas, Fayetteville, 1979-1984. Executive vice president Auburn (Alabama) University, 1984-1992. President Utah State University, Logan, 1992—2000, president emeritus, porf. biochemistry, since 2001.

Adjunct professor microbiology University Kansas, Lawrence, 1975-1979.


  • Achievements include patent for method for enzyme reutilization.


  • Other Work

    • Editor, author: Fuels from Biomass and Wastes, 1981. Author book chapter. Contributor articles to professional journals

    • poet.


Member Southern Technology Council, Raleigh, North Carolina, 1985-1992. Director Alabama Supercomputer Authority, Montgomery, 1987-1992, Blue Cross Blue Shield Utah, since 1996, Utah Partnership Economic Development. Trustee, advisory board First Security Bank.

Captain United States Army, 1963-1966, Vietnam. Fellow American Institute Chemists. Member Rotary (Paul Harris fellow, president, vice president 1989-1990), Phi Kappa Phi, Sigma Xi.


Married Billie M. Bush, June 10, 1967. Children: Debra Lea Lipp, Ann Lanie Taylor, Laurie Elizabeth, Jamie Marie.

Victor K. Emert Ridley

Hazel G. (Shultz) Ridley

Billie M. Bush

Debra Lea Lipp Emert

Ann Lanie Taylor Emert

Laurie Elizabeth Emert

Jamie Marie Emert