Last Updated: 1/5/2009 from 1997 Newsletter

Tom McKee

University prior to coming to ASU: Texas A&M
Status at ASU: Postdoc
Time period at ASU: 1976 – 1978

My family and myself

Tom left ASU to work as a Research Geologist for Mobil Research and Development in Dallas and then worked as R&D Manager for Southern Clay Products, Division of English China Clay, and Technical Director, Environmental Research Institute, both located in Texas.

“I am currently Vice President and Compliance Officer of Scientific Laboratories, Inc., with laboratories in Richmond, VA, New York City, and St. Foy l’Argentiere, France. Specializing in TEM and PLM analysis of asbestos and atomic ab-sorption analysis of metals (lead). I lecture for the Medical College of Virginia in environ-mental training courses on asbestos analysis and indoor air quality, and have taught math and physics at Texas Lutheran College, clay mineralogy at University of Texas, Arlington, and short courses on phase contrast microscopy and polarized light microscopy for the University of Texas Health Center at Tyler, Texas. I am married to Kathy McKee (M.S. Geology) and we have four children, twins John and Joe (b. 1975), Jennifer (b. 1981), and Jeffrey (b. 1983). John has just returned from an Army tour in Korea to start college in Virginia. Joe is a locksmith living in Ft. Worth, TX. Jenny is active in chorus, softball, Girl Scouts, Explorers, and is a freshman at the Math and Science High School. Jeff is active in band, baseball, Boy Scouts, and is an honor student in the 8th grade. Kathy and I are active as leaders in Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts and serve as advisors for two BSA Explorer Posts: a High Adventure Explorer Post involved in backpacking, canoeing, rafting, and rappelling, and a com-munity Service Explorer Post that sponsors community service projects and an annual Habitat for Humanity Trip to Mexico. The family is also active at Woodlake United Methodist Church, where I am a member of the Board of Trustees.”


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