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chemist , university dean

Laurence James Boucher, American University dean, chemist. Avocation: Latin American studies. M C. Member American Chemical Society, Sigma Xi, Phi Kappa Phi, Alpha Sigma Lambda.


Boucher, Laurence James was born on September 16, 1938 in Yonkers, New York, United States. Son of Edward Joseph Boucher and Matilda Ann (Klicska) Higgins.


Associate of Applied Science in Industrial Chemistry, Westchester Community College, White Plains, New York, l958;Bachelor of Science in Chemistry, Michigan State University, l960;Master of Science in Chemistry, University of Illinois, l962;Doctor of Philosophy Inorganic Chemistry, University of Illinois, l964.


Resident research associate, Argonne (Illinois) National Laboratory, l964-66;assistant professor of chemistry, Carnegie-Mellon U., Pittsburgh, l966-7l;associate professor, Carnegie-Mellon U., Pittsburgh, l97l-76;titular professor, U. Autonoma Metropolitana, Mexico City, l976-78;professor of chemistry, head department, Western Kentucky U., Bowling Green, l978-85;dean College Arts and Sciences,, Arkansas State University, Jonesboro, 1985-1990;dean College Natural and Mathematics Sciences, Towson (Maryland.) State University, 1990-1997;professor of chemistry, Towson (Maryland.) State University, since 1997. Professor Exxon Research Company, Linden, New Jersey, l973. Research chemist unites states department Energy, Bruceton, Pennsylvania, l976.

Fulbright lecturer, Colombia, l98l.


  • Avocation: Latin American studies. M C.


  • Other Work

    • Contributor numerous articles to professional journals.


Member American Chemical Society, Sigma Xi, Phi Kappa Phi, Alpha Sigma Lambda.


  • Other Interests

    Latin american studies.


Married Susan Ann Calkins, August 15, 1964. Children: Amy Elizabeth, Stephen Edward.

Edward Joseph Boucher Higgins

Matilda Ann (Klicska) Higgins

Susan Ann Calkins

Amy Elizabeth Boucher

Stephen Edward Boucher