Title: Artist, Teacher, Chemical Scientist
Company: ArtMolecular Concepts, LLC
Location: Tyrone, Georgia, United States
Grant Delbert Venerable II, PhD, Artist, Teacher and Chemical Scientist at ArtMolecular Concepts, LLC, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Business Owners for dedication, achievements, and leadership in science education.
A respected voice in his industry, Dr. Venerable is distinguished for systems and entrepreneurial thinking along with his 50-year career across education and research. Most recently, he has excelled as an artist, teacher and chemical scientist at ArtMolecular Concepts, LLC since 2019. Attributing his success to his creative imagination, long-range vision, determination and persistence, he holds membership with the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the American Chemical Society and Alpha Chi Sigma Chemical Fraternity. Likewise, Dr. Venerable is the author of numerous articles and written works, including his most recent book, “Footprints in the Chaotic Unknown: Art Science Oracles Kinfolk” (2019), and is also celebrated for his oil paintings, inspired by the beauty of molecular structure and chemical reaction process.
During the 2016-17 academic year Dr. Venerable served as a visiting chemistry lecturer at the California Polytechnic State University (Cal Poly-San Luis Obispo). Prior to that, he served in various teaching and leadership roles: Lincoln University (PA, 2002-2011), Morris Brown College (1999-2002), Chicago State University (1996-99), San Francisco State University (1989-96), the University of California, Santa Cruz (1978-80), Cal Poly State University-SLO (1972-78), and Cal State University-Los Angeles (summer 1971). Additionally, Dr. Venerable founded and managed Ventek Software as President-CEO (1992 to 1999). He commenced his career as a chemistry and biology instructor at Duarte High School, Los Angeles County (1971-72).
Finding great success throughout the course of his career, Dr. Venerable was the recipient of the National Educational Leadership Award from the JGT Foundation of San Francisco in 1996 and the “Step To” College Distinguished Teaching Award from the San Francisco State University in 1991. Additionally, he was granted the California Alliance for Arts Education’s Outstanding Achievement Award in 1990, Alpha Chi Sigma’s Molecular Art Appreciation Award in 1984 and California Polytechnic State University’s Outstanding Teaching Award for Chemistry in 1977. Alongside these accolades, Dr. Venerable considers his successful securing of grants to develop innovative approaches to teaching chemistry and interdisciplinary science and humanities as his career highlight.
Dr. Venerable received a Bachelor of Science in chemistry from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) in 1965 before matriculating at the University of Chicago, where he obtained a Master of Science in 1967 and a Doctor of Philosophy in 1970, both in physical chemistry. Upon attaining his doctorate, he was involved in the development and application of the Ven Matrix of an Optimum System to teaching, research and organization management. In 1971, Dr. Venerable held a postdoctoral fellowship from the U.S. Atomic Energy Commission at UCLA’s Laboratory of Nuclear Medicine. To attest to his legacy, he can also be found in editions of Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who in Science and Engineering and Who’s Who in the World.
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