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Richard Francis Collins

educator , microbiologist

Richard Francis Collins, American microbiologist, educator. Recipient awards National Science Foundation, 1962-1967, fellowship National Institutes of Health, 1969-1970, Governor's Volunteer awards State of Iowa, 1988, 89. Volunteer Blank Guild, Iowa Methodist Hospital, Des Moines, 1988-1991. Member American Society for Microbiology, American Society Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, Sigma Xi (president 1987-1990, 96-97, treasurer 1990-1991).

Background

Collins, Richard Francis was born on January 22, 1938 in St. Paul. Son of Francis Bernard and Maude Roegene (Night) Collins.

Education

AB, Shepherd College, 1962. Master of Arts, Wake Forest University, 1968. Doctor of Philosophy, University Oklahoma, 1973.

Career

Teacher Alexandria (Virginia) Schools, 1962-1966. Instructor University Oklahoma, Oklahoma City, 1972-1973. Laboratory director Infectious Disease Service University Illinois/Rockford School of Medicine, 1974-1980.

Assistant professor University Illinois, Rockford, 1973-1980. Associate professor University Osteopathic Medicine and Health Sciences, Des Moines, 1980-1985, faculty president, 1990-1991, president-elect, 1997-1998, professor, department head, 1985-1995. Professor Midwestern University, Glendale, since 1997.

Division head, 1997—2005. Consultant United States Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, 1975-1981. Member National Board Podiatry Examiners, Princeton, New Jersey, 1983-1996, National Board Osteopathic Medical Examiners, Des Plaines, Illinois, 1994-1997.

Participant mission project Christian Medical Society, Dominican Republic, 1977.

Works

  • Member editorial board African Journal Clinical Experimental Immunology, 1979-1983. Contributor articles to professional journals.

Membership

Volunteer Blank Guild, Iowa Methodist Hospital, Des Moines, 1988-1991. Member American Society for Microbiology, American Society Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, Sigma Xi (president 1987-1990, 96-97, treasurer 1990-1991).

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Photography, auto restoration.

Connections

Married Deanne Margaret Scafati, December 28, 1960 (divorced 1970). Children: Lisa, Mark, Michael. Married Judy A. Wright, February 15, 1978.

Children: Kristyn, Todd.

father:
Francis Bernard Collins

mother:
Maude Roegene (Night) Collins

spouses:
Deanne Margaret Scafati

Judy A. Wright

children:
Lisa Collins

Mark Collins

Michael Collins

Kristyn Collins

Todd Collins