• Biography  

    Randy conducted his undergraduate studies at the University of Oregon, where he received a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry, Biology and Physics.  He continued his studies at the University of Washington, where he obtained a Master of Science degree in Chemistry, specializing in synthetic organic chemistry.  His graduate research involved the stereo-specific organic synthesis of prostaglandin analogs, where he utilized synthetic pathways previously developed by the Nobel Prize winning chemist, Robert Woodward.   

    Randy's career has evolved to include both pharmaceutical chemistry and college teaching experience.  He worked for over 20 years as a scientist in research & development, and quality assurance in the pharmaceutical industry.  During this period, Randy authored the chemistry section and performed research for the successful patent “Low Temperature Disinfectant/Sterilant for Medical Devices and Topical Applications”, U.S. Patent # 6,783,767 B2.  


    Randy taught chemistry full-time for six years at Palo Alto College.  He has additional adjunct teaching experience at Coastal Bend College, St. Phillip's College, Palo Alto College, the University of the Incarnate Word, Our Lady of the Lake University, the University of Washington and the University of Oregon.  

    Randy and his wife Barbara enjoy traveling, gardening, attending music concerts of all kinds, fine dining, and spending time with their six grandchildren.  Randy is also an avid fan of the Oregon Ducks!