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Biology Professor Receives Lifetime Achievement Award by Marquis Who’s Who

Professor Kathleen RoosKathleen Roos, a professor of biology at the University of La Verne, received the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award earlier this month for 50 years of service in environmental science.

Marquis Who’s Who, the world’s premier publisher of biographical profiles, recognized Roos for her achievements, leadership, and success throughout her professional academic career. Individuals were selected on the basis of position, noteworthy accomplishments, visibility, and prominence in their fields.

She has published and co-authored more than 20 publications for the American Petroleum Institute, the Journal of Environmental Regulation, and The Journal of Environmental Technology on the topic of technological advances in environmental and biological science. Roos previously served as assistant director of biological science with Environmental Analysis, Inc, as an environmental advisor to the Government of Thailand, and a technical advisor to the Soviet Union through the United States Ambassador Program and National Academy of Science.

As an environmental scientist, Roos worked at the Department of Defense as a civilian and served as the chief environmental engineer for the Multinational Forces during Operation Iraqi Freedom. She was awarded the Office of Secretary of Defense Civilian Service Medal for her work in Iraq.

In addition to her career achievements, Roos has completed four Ironman triathlons, 52 marathons, and a number of ultra-distance events including a rim to rim run across the Grand Canyon. She teaches yoga and fitness at the University of La Verne Naval Base in Ventura County and plays the violin for the Ventura College Orchestra.

Roos holds a bachelor of arts from Hartwick College, a master of science from Long Island University, and a doctor of philosophy from Columbia Southern University.

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