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Larry Faulkner

ORG Houston Endowment Title President BIO Larry R. Faulkner is President of Houston Endowment, a private philanthropy established by Jesse H. and Mary Gibbs Jones. He is also President Emeritus of The University of Texas at Austin. Dr. Faulkner was born in Shreveport, Louisiana, in 1944. He received a B.S. degree from Southern Methodist University in 1966 and was awarded a Ph.D. in chemistry in 1969 from The University of Texas at Austin. Dr. Faulkner served on the chemistry faculties of Harvard University (1969-1973), the University of Illinois (1973-1983, 1984-1998), and the University of Texas (1983-1984, 1998-2006). At Illinois he was also Head of the Department of Chemistry, Dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, and Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs. In 1998, he returned to the University of Texas at Austin as the 27th president, and served into 2006. Faulkner became President of Houston Endowment Inc. on February 1, 2006. Dr. Faulkner has published more than 120 scientific papers and directed 40 doctoral theses. He also is co-author (with Allen J. Bard) of the prominent text, Electrochemical Methods: Fundamentals and Applications, and is co-inventor (with Peixin He and James Avery) of the cybernetic potentiostat, which had a lasting impact on the design of commercial analytical instruments. He has been recognized with the Electrochemical Society