Raised in Hell’s Kitchen, Lou Theodore received the degrees of M.Ch.E and Eng.Sc.D from New York University and a B.Ch.E. from The Cooper Union. Over the past 50 years, Dr. Theodore was a successful educator at Manhattan College(holding the rank of full Professor of Chemical Engineering), Graduate Program Director (raising extensive financial support from local industries), researcher, professional innovator, and communicator in the engineering field. During this period, he was primarily responsible for his program achieving a No. 2 ranking by the US News & World Report, and particularly successful in placing students in internships, jobs, and graduate schools. He currently serves as a part-time consultant to TheodoreTutorials.
Dr. Theodore is an internationally recognized lecturer who has provided nearly 200 courses to industry, government and technical associations, and has served as an after-dinner or luncheon speaker on numerous occasions. He is the author/coauthor of 91 text/reference books and nearly 100 technical papers. In addition, he was recently involved with the development of a non-technical environmental calendar that serves as a consumer and youth outreach product.
Dr. Theodore is the recipient of the International Air & Waste Management Association’s prestigious Ripperton award that is “presented to an outstanding educator who through example, dedication and innovation has so inspired students to achieve excellence in their professional endeavors”. He was also the recipient of the American Society of Engineering Education (ASEE) AT&T Foundation award for “excellence in the instruction of engineering students.” Dr. Theodore was recently (2008) honored at Madison Square Garden by National Pro-Am for his contributions to basketball and the youth of America.
Dr. Theodore is a member of a host of professional and honorary associations/societies, including the Royal Hellenic Society. He previously served on a Presidential Crime Commission under Gerald Ford and provided testimony as a representative of the pari-mutuel wagerer (horseplayer). His column, As I See It, a monthly feature of several Long Island newspapers, addresses social, economic, political, technical and sports issues. He recently launched a newsletter that is located at http://www.theodorenewsletter.com.