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Kingsinger, Jack

Abstract A native of Akron, Ohio, Jack Kingsinger started his career fresh out of high school as a navigator in the Air Force toward the end of World War II. When the war ended, he pursued a double major Bachelors degree in Chemistry and Mathematics at Hiram College in Hiram, Ohio. He then went on to get a Masters degree in Chemistry from Cornell University. While working in private industry, he took advantage of the education benefits offered by the company he was working at and worked at getting his PhD in Chemistry from Penn. Academia was calling him, so he joined the faculty in the Chemistry Department at Michigan State. He later became the Chair of the department before leaving to become the Director of Chemistry at the National Science Fo... (more)
Table of Contents 1. Introduction @ 00:00:43
2. Military Career @ 00:01:10
3. Education and work at the NSF @ 00:01:35
4. Return to Michigan State @ 00:06:30
5. Journey to ASU @ 00:07:10
6. Arrival at ASU @ 00:08:06
a. Why a VP and not a Provost @ 00:08:49
7. Reasons for his appointment @ 00:10:36
8. Working with President Nelson @ 00:12:04
a. Expectations President Nelson had for him @ 00:13:28
9. West Campus @ 00:14:50
10. Introduction of technology to the faculty @ 00:16:00
a. Getting PC’s into the Humanities @ 00:17:00
11. Challenges he faced early on @ 00:20:00
a. Promotion and tenure @ 00:20:14
b. Diversity @ 00:21:00
12. Community College interactions @ 00:24:10
13. Departments of Excellence @ 00:25:45
a. Strong chairman makes a strong department @ 00... (more)
Created Date 2009-12-04
Contributor Humphrey, Ted (Interviewer) / Arizona State University Retirees Association (Producer)
Subject Campuses / West / Computers / Campus Computing / Conflicts promoting ASU / Arizona Board of Regents / Legislature / Community / Community Colleges
Series Position, Vice President
Type Moving Image
Extent 48 minutes
Language English
Reuse Permissions All Rights Reserved
Citation Kingsinger, Jack. Interview. 04 Dec. 2009. ASURA Video History Project. © Arizona Board of Regents.
Note Linda Van Scoy, Editor; Roger Carter, Audio; John McIntosh, Video; David Scheatzle, Director; Linda Van Scoy. Chair Video History Project.
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  Jack Kingsinger interview, 2009
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