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Rita R. Boggs, Ph.D.

Dr. Rita Boggs, CEO of American Research and Testing Inc., founded the company in 1982.

Education

  • Cornell University – Postdoctoral Research Associate, 1973-1975
  • University of Pennsylvania – Ph.D. Physical Chemistry, 1973
  • Union College – M.S. Chemistry, 1967
  • Notre Dame College of Staten Island – B.A. Chemistry (cum laude, 1959)

Experience

  • 2008-present: CEO, American Research and Testing, Inc.
  • 1982-2008: President, American Research and Testing, Inc.
  • 1985-1987,1993-2008: Adjunct Professor, Chemistry – California State University, Dominguez Hills
  • 1983-1985: Adjunct Professor, Chemistry – El Camino College, Torrance, Ca.
  • 1979-1982: Assistant Vice President, California Division, United States Testing Co. -Director of Chemistry and Textiles Groups
  • 1975-1979: Senior Research Chemist, Colgate Palmolive Research Center, Piscataway, N.J. – New Science (Basic Research) – Oral Research; Detergents
  • 1977-1978: Adjunct Assistant Professor,Chemistry – Rutgers University,University College, New Brunswick,N.J.- Inorganic Chemistry, Analytical Spectroscopy
  • 1967-1969: Instructor – Notre Dame College, Staten Island, N.Y. – Physical Chemistry, Analytical Chemistry, Physics
  • 1961-1967: Teacher – Notre Dame High School, Schenectady, N.Y.- Chemistry, Physics

Research Publications And Theses

  • University of Pennsylvania – Ph.D Dissertation: “The Crystal and Molecular Structures of Some Biologically Important Molecules.”
  • Union College – M.S. Thesis: “Rates of Deuterium Exchange from Deuterated M-Dichlorobenzene in Methanolic Sodium Methoxide.”
  • “The Unit Cell and Space Group of L-Tyrosine, “Acta Cryst. (1971) B 27, 247.
  • “Reversal of the Growth Stimulating Effect of Spermine by Its Copper (II) Chelate,” Abstracts of Papers of the 166th A.C.S. National Meeting, Chicago, Illinois.
  • “The Molecular and Crystal Structure of Spermine Copper (II) Perchlorate,” Acta Cryst. (l975), B31, 320.
  • “The Crystal and Molecular Structure of Trans 4a-Acetoxy-8a-Chloro-1, 4, 4a, 5, 8, 8a -Hexahydronaphthalene”, Acta Cryst. (1976), B32, 118.
  • “Refinement of the Molecular Structure of Aureomycin”, Journal of Crystal and Molecular Structure (1978), 8, 35.

Honors, Awards, Workshops

  • 1957 – Junior Class President
  • 1958 – Student Body President
  • 1959 – New York State Regents College Teaching Fellowship
  • 1967 – Election to Sigma X
  • 1968 – N.S.F. Summer Workshop, “Instrumental Methods of Analysis”, R.P.I., Troy, N.Y.
  • 1969 – Teaching Fellowship, University of Pennsylvania
  • 1970 – 1973 Research Fellowship, University of Pennsylvania
  • 1975 – N.I.H. Postdoctoral Fellowship, M.I.T.
  • 1977 – Marketing and Management Training, Colgate Palmolive Company (6 months)
  • 1979 – Design and Analysis of Scientific Experiments, School of Management, M.I.T.
  • 1992 – Recipient, Agnes Ann Green Distinguished Award, Southern California Section of the American Chemical Society
  • Fellow, American Chemical Society, Class of 2010
  • E. Ann Nalley Western Region Award for Volunteer Service, 2013

Professional Memberships

American Chemical Society, member since 1968, emeritus since 2009

  • Southern California Section ACS Councilor, 1993-2016
  • Member, Local Section Activities Committee, 1994-1996
  • Member, Task Force on councilor reimbursement policy, 1995, 1998
  • Chair, Western Regional Councilors’ Caucus, 1997
  • Member, Task Force for study of ACS Bylaw amendment (Bylaw X), 1997
  • Elected Member, committee on Nominations and Elections, 1999-2004
  • Elected Member, Council Policy Committee, 2004-2007
  • Division Member, Small Chemical Business
  • Division Member, Professional Relations
  • Member, Membership Committee, 2010-present

Local Section Activities – Southern California Section ACS:

  • Southern California Section, American Chemical Society, 1981- present
  • Executive Committee 1980-present
  • Chair, Employment Committee 1980-1987
  • Co-Chair, Registration Committee of Pacific Area Conference (Western Regional ACS Meeting), 1983, 1989
  • Chemistry Coordinating Committee Delegate, 1988-2004; (Chair 1997-1999)
  • Program Committee Chair, 1989
  • Chair, 1990
  • Internal Affairs Committee Chair, 1991
  • Chair, Tolman Award Committee, 1989, 1991, 1996
  • Chair, Directory Committee, 1992
  • Recipient, Agnes Ann Green Distinguished Service Awards, 1992
  • Co-Chair, Exhibits, Pacific Area Conference (ACS Western Regional Meeting), 1993
  • Chair, Nominations and Elections Committee, 1996

Sigma Xi
Kappa Gamma Pi
American Mensa Ltd

Professional Outreach

  • Mentor, International Student in Chemistry, California State University, Long Beach, 1988
  • Occasional Lecturer on Careers in Chemistry to Students, California State University, Los Angeles and Dominguez Hills, Loyola University, UC Santa Barbara, Pierce College, Cal Poly Pomona
  • Member, Chemical Technology Advisory Committee, Los Angeles Trade Technical College, 1988-2008

Community Service

  • Member, Planning Commission, City of Carson CA., 2000 – 2006
  • Member, Task Force on Water Company Merger, 1999
  • Carson Representative for Water Company Merger Hearing at PUC, 1999
  • Member, Concerned Residents of Carson
  • Member, Mobile Home Rental Review Board, 2005-2015
  • Member, Carson Coalition for Healthy Families, 2005-2015