Associate Professor and Associate Dean
Joe C. and Carole Kerr McClendon Honors College
The University of Oklahoma
Dr. Richard Hamerla completed his Ph.D. at Case Western Reserve University in 2000. He also has degrees from the University of Akron and Kent State University. His research interests vary widely, as his C.V. suggests. Dr. Hamerla has worked on topics dealing with the history of American chemistry and physics in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, scientific apparatus, and science on the “American research frontier.” Recently, Hamerla’s areas of concentration have shifted to more contemporary scientific issues, including the development, history, use, and importance of weapons and weapon systems. Dr. Hamerla has received many academic honors including the Edlestein International Studentship and the Carl Ubbelohde Prize for Teaching. His book, Two Centuries of Progress; A Bicentenial History of the Chemical Industry inCleveland, 1796-1996 was published in 1996. His recent book, An American Scientist on the Research Frontier; Edward Morley, Community, and Radical Ideas in Nineteenth-Century Science was released in the spring of 2006.