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chemist , scientist

Isaac Hunsberger was an American chemist. He worked as a dean of faculty at American University in Cairo.


Hunsberger was born on August 3, 1921 in Quakertown, Pennsylvania, United States; the son of Amos Franklin and Eliza (Moyer) Hunsberger.


Hunsberger received a Bachelor of Science degree in 1943 from Lehigh University. In three years, he received a Master of Science degree and Doctor of Philosophy degree in 1948 from the same university.


Hunsberger began his career as an assistant, then associate professor of chemistry at Antioch College and held the position from 1949 to 1955. He then became an associate professor at Fordham University. In 1960, Isaac was appointed head of department chemistry at University of Massachusetts. In 1961, he took a position of a dean and research professor of chemistry at University of Massachusetts and held it for 8 years.

Hunsberger worked as a Dean of College Arts and Sciences of State University of New York at Albany from 1971. In 1973, he was appointed Provost at University of Oklahoma in Norman.

Then from 1975 to 1981 he was a Freelance writer.

In 1981, Isaac moved to Egypt and became a vice president of academy affairs and dean of faculty at American University in Cairo, Egypt.


  • Isaac Hunsberger was known for his special research in chemistry sydnones, reactions sulfoxides and N-oxides, hydrogen bonding.


Hunsberger was a member of an American Association for the Advancement of Science, American Institute of Chemists, American Chemical Society, American Association of University Professors, Phi Beta Kappa, Pi Mu Epsilon, Phi Eta Sigma and Phi Lambda Upsilon.


On March 19, 1944 Hunsberger married Elizabeth Rita Ochnich. They had 7 children.

Amos Franklin Hunsberger

Eliza (Moyer) Hunsberger

Elizabeth Rita Ochnich

Donald Moyer Hunsberger

Elizabeth Anne Hunsberger

Gretchen Hunsberger

Mark Hunsberger

Carol Hunsberger

Luke Hunsberger

Heidi Hunsberger