Professor Walter Smith earned a B.S. in chemistry from Worcester Polytechnic Institute, and a Ph.D. in physical organic chemistry from Brown University. After a 21-year career as a research scientist for Baxter Healthcare Corp., he became a teacher. He was an adjunct instructor of chemistry at Elgin (Ill.) Community College, and taught chemistry, physics, and earth science at Carmel Catholic High School in Mundelein, Ill. He joined the Carthage faculty in 2009.
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