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chemistry professor

William Torop, American chemistry professor. Recipient Excellence Teaching award, 1976, Philadelphia Section American Chemical Society award, 1978; Commonwealth Teaching fellow, 1976.


Torop, William was born on January 12, 1938 in New York City. Son of Nathan and Annette (Boas) Torop.


Bachelor, University Pennsylvania, 1959. Master of Science, University Pennsylvania, 1961. Doctor of Education, University Pennsylvania, 1968.


Chemistry teacher Upper Darby Senior High School, Pennsylvania, 1960—1968. Assistant professor, chemistry St. Joseph's University, Philadelphia, 1968—1971. Professor, chemistry West Chester University, since 1971, administrative assistant & vice president, academy affairs, 1977—1978.

Faculty coordinator Faculty Arts and Sciences, 1979—1980, director, academy services, 1980—1981, special assistant to provost, 1981—1982, director, space management amd calender, 1987—1988. Regional action network consultant professor Eastern Regional Institute Education, Syracuse, New York, 1969—1971. Elementary science consultant Marple-Newtown School District, Newtown Square, Pennsylvania, 1970—1974.

Consultant Baldwin School, 1972—1973. National Science Foundation reviewer, 1973. Associate Middle States Evaluation Team Syracuse University, 1977.

With American College of Surgeons Conference Mechanisms Facilitate Society Participation in Regulatory Matters, Washington, 1978. Expert witness in laboratory safety Malcolm & Riley, 1980—1981.


  • Other Work

    • Contributor articles to professional journals.


Commonwealth distinguished teaching chair, 1976. Member of American Association of University Professors (chapter treasurer 1970-1971), American Chemical Society (director 1978-1980, 1982-1984), Pennsylvania Science Teachers Association 1971-1973, National Science Teachers Association, National Association Research Science Teaching, Association Pennsylvania State Colls and University Faculties & Pennsylvania Association Higher Education (delegate representative, chemistry department 1975-1976), Association Education Teachers Science, American Institute Chemists (fellow and professional chemist).


Married Nancy R. Torop. Children: Elizabeth, Michael.

Nathan Torop

Annette (Boas) Torop

Nancy R. Torop

Elizabeth Torop

Michael Torop