About the Author
James M. Dorn
received his B.S. in Biology and a Chemistry Minor from Loyola University in Chicago, Illinois. He then went on to receive his M.S. in Virology at the University Of Cincinnati College Of Engineering. He is very involved in the field of embalming. He is an Ohio Licensee in Embalming and Funeral Directing, a member of Ohio Funeral Directors Association Disaster Response Team, a member of Ohio Embalmers Association, a Chairman American Board of Funeral Service Education National Board Examination Liaison Committee, the Vice President University Mortuary Science Education Association, and also an Education Consultant at the Academy of Professional Funeral Service Practice. Currently, James M. Dorn is the Chairman of the Department of Embalming Sciences at the Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science and is currently teaching Anatomy, Chemistry, Pathology and Microbiology. Dr. Barbara Hopkins
received her B.A. and Ph.D. from the Catholic University of America. She is currently the Associate Professor and Chair of the chemistry department at Xavier University in Cincinnati, Ohio. Her areas of expertise are Laser Induced Fluorescence, ICP-AES of organo-metal compounds. She received the McDonald Award for Outstanding Teaching in the Sciences in 1999.
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