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
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.
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!