Professor retires after 25 years
Posted: Wednesday, December 21, 2011 6:03 pm
Dr. Robert Hartshorn was honored with a reception on Dec. 8. Hartshorn retired after 43 years of teaching, 25 of which were spent at UT Martin. Hartshorn received his bachelor’s degree in chemistry from Southwest Missouri State College, a master’s in education and a master’s of science from Bowling Green State University and his doctor of education degree from the Virginia Polytechnic Institute. He has taught chemistry at UT Martin since 1986 and has been involved in SMACS activities. His other merits include the publication of several scholarly articles, co-authoring a chemistry textbook and a laboratory manual, organizing and presenting at numerous workshops and winning outstanding teacher and educator awards on the campus and state level. Pictured (front row, left to right) are Becky L. Lee of Martin; Chelsea N. Peeler, SMACS secretary, of Paris; Hartshorn; Corey L. Jones, SMACS president, of Linden; and SMACS vice president Lee A. Elliott of Martin; (back row, left to right) Gilbert J. Forgays, SMACS president-elect of Clarksville; Gary Mansfield, SMACS’ treasurer; Paul J. Jones, of Bartlett; Lana Ferrell, Department of Chemistry and Physics; Brandon P. Gindt of Lakeland; and Dr. S. K. Airee, SMACS advisor.