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HARRY C. HERSHEY
Professor Emeritus (Retired)
BS ChE 1960, MSM
Harry received his BS degree from Rolla School of Mines in 1960. He worked two years for Union Carbide in Paducah, Kentucky. Harry taught one year for the University of Missouri-Rolla Department of Chemical Engineering. Then in 1966, he accepted a position at The Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio where he progressed through the Academic ranks. Harry also worked on an industry sabbatical in 1992-1993 for Eli Lilly as an Environmental Engineer, and a summer for Amoco.
While at OSU, Harry won the MacQuigg Award for Outstanding Teaching in 1980 and the Stanley E. Harrison Faculty Award for Excellence in engineering in 1985. He co-authored a publication with Professor Brodkey in 1987 entitled "Transport Phenomena: A Unified Approach" published by McGraw-Hill. He has done some consulting, took an active role in departmental and college affairs and committees. Harry started up, funded and managed for years the first PC laboratory in the department, advised hundreds of students, and was the AIChE student chapter advisor for many years. Harry retired on June 30, 1995 but he continued to teach in the ChE department at Ohio State University until the spring of 1997. Also, he owns and manages farms in the states of North Dakota, Illinois, and Missouri, plus a ranch in El Paso County, Colorado. Harry resides in Worthington, Ohio. Harry was inducted into the Academy in 2002.