Jay L. Wile
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2017 Graduation Speaker: Dr. Jay L. Wile
Jay Wile learned about his love for chemistry when his parents bought him his first chemistry set. Many stink bombs and a few explosions later, he was hooked! Although he considered careers as a concert pianist and as an actor, his first love of chemistry eventually won out and he earned his PhD in nuclear chemistry from the University of Rochester in upstate New York. For several years, he did research in the field under the auspices of the Department of Energy and the National Science Foundation. This research led to several grants and many publications. While doing research, Dr. Wile was also an assistant professor of chemistry.
Dr. Wile's love of science is demonstrated by the many awards he has won for excellence in teaching and research. He has also presented numerous lectures on the topics of Nuclear Chemistry, Christian Apologetics, Homeschooling, and Creation vs. Evolution. He has published 30 articles on these subjects in nationally-recognized, peer-reviewed journals, and has 9 books to his credit, most of which belong to the award-winning Exploring Creation with series of junior-high and high-school science courses. His latest book is Discovering Design with Chemistry, a new high school chemistry course.