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academic administrator , physics professor

Roger Nathaniel Blais, American physics professor, academic administrator. Registered professional engineer, Oklahoma.


Blais, Roger Nathaniel was born on October 3, 1944 in Duluth, Minnesota, United States. Son of Eusebe Joseph and Edith Seldina (Anderson) Blais.


Bachelor in Physics and French Literature, University Minnesota, 1966. Doctor of Philosophy in Physics, University Oklahoma, Norman, 1971. Certified in computer programming, Tulsa Junior College, 1981.

Certified in business, University of California at Los Angeles, 1986.


Instructor physics, Westark Community College, Fort Smith, Arkansas, 1971-1972;assistant professor physics and geophysical scis, Old Dominion U., Norfolk, Virginia, 1972-1977;assistant professor engineering physics, U. Tulsa, 1977-1981;associate professor, U. Tulsa, 1981-1998;professor, University Tulsa, since 1998;associate director, Tulsa U. Artificial Lift Projects, since 1983;chairman physics, Tulsa U. Artificial Lift Projects, 1986-1988;vice provost, Tulsa U. Artificial Lift Projects, 1989-1992;interim provost, vice president academic affairs, Tulsa U. Artificial Lift Projects, 1990-1991, 98-.


  • Registered professional engineer, Oklahoma.


  • Other Work

    • Contributor articles to professional journals.


Active Leadership Oklahoma XVI, 2003. Board directors Light Opera Oklahoma, since 2003, Oklahoma Academy Executive Committee, since 2008. Fellow International Society Automation (director test measurement division 1995-1997, vice president automation and technical department 2003-2004).

Member American Association for the Advancement of Science, American Association of University Professors, National Society of Professional Engineers, American Physical Society, American Geophysical Union, Society Petroleum Engineers, American Association Physics Teachers, American Society Engineering Education, New York Academy of Sciences, Iron Wedge Society, Phi Beta Kappa, Sigma Xi, Sigma Pi Sigma, Tau Beta Pi, Phi Kappa Phi.


Married Mary Louise Leclerc, August 2, 1971. Children: Christopher Edward, Laura Louise.

Eusebe Joseph Blais

Edith Seldina (Anderson) Blais

Mary Louise Leclerc

Christopher Edward Blais

Laura Louise Blais