RESUME THOMAS J. SHELLEY General Information Address: ll8 E. Court St., Ithaca NY 14850 Phone Number: (607) 342-0864 Born: June 3, 1946, Bellevue, Ohio Education High School: York Local School District, Clyde, Ohio, 1960-1964 Bowling Green University, Bowling Green, Ohio, 1964-1969, Geochemistry and Archaeology Work Experience Research Assistant: Veterinary Pathology Dept., Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, Aug.-Dec., l969. Duties included the care of experimental animals; e.g., cleaning and sterilizing cages and equipment, weighing out, mixing, and record keeping and administration of special diets and extensive reporting of the health and other conditions of cats, dogs, monkeys and other animals under my care. Analyst Assistant: Standard Lime and Refractories Co., Woodville, Ohio, Jan.-April, l970. This was a quality control position. Duties included grinding and weighing lime and refractory samples and performing routine tests using wet chemical and instrument-based techniques (for CO2, S, etc.). Sewage Treatment Chemist: Dept. of Public Works, City of San Francisco, Calif., Aug.-Dec., l970. This was a temporary civil service job, which was mostly quality control. Duties included performing routine physical and chemical tests on raw and treated sewage samples; e.g., sedimentation tests, titrations to determine chlorides, sulfates, etc., making standard solutions, maintaining equipment (pH meter, etc.), washing glassware and writing reports on test results. Laboratory Technician: Dept. of Genetics, Development and Physiology, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, Nov., l976-June, 1977. I was the private laboratory technician for a molecular biologist, an assistant professor, studying ribogenesis. Duties included all aspects of molecular biological research: cell culture, protein extraction using wet biochemical techniques and sucrose gradient ultracentrifugation, electrophoresis, radioisotope labeled compounds and other techniques. In addition, I was also the general manager of the laboratory, ordering glassware and chemicals, maintaining cleanliness and order in the laboratory, and handling relations with other laboratories and departments. Laboratory Technician: Dairy and Food Labs, Inc., San Francisco, Calif., June, l982-June, l983. In this position I was a laboratory technician for a large dairy and food testing lab. Duties included fat and total solids determinations using the Mojonnier method; general food chemistry, including tests for vitamins, sugars, salt, protein, AOAC total solids, ash, etc.; added water; and all of the tests needed to grade powdered milk, butter, cheese and other food products under the supervision of the resident U.S.D.A. Inspector. I was a licensed California Mojonnier Tester and a U.S.D.A. licensed All Products Technologist. I also participated in other aspects of the business such as a customer's sample pick up and delivery route and large-scale preparation of calibration samples used by other labs equipped with infrared spectrophotometers. Department Supervisor: Dairy and Food Labs, Inc., San Francisco, Calif., July-Nov., l983. I was the supervisor of the Chemistry Department at DPL. Duties included daily and long term supervision of five to seven employees, training new employees, monitoring and facilitating a large volume sample flow, monitoring the output of results, research and reporting on worker performance, directing and establishment of internal quality control standards, facilitating communication between the workers and management, working closely with the resident U.S.D.A. Inspector to obtain a maximal output of Certificates, ordering supplies, checking time cards and approving overtime as well as continuing my position of laboratory technician described above. Environmental Health Technician: Office of Environmental Health, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, March, 1990-March 1994. I worked in the Industrial Hygiene Unit of OEH. My primary duties were the testing of the laboratory fume hoods located on the Central Campus and fringe areas. This consisted of the testing of the hoods with an Alnor thermoanemometer, computer data entry, and generating reports to the facilities equipped with the fume hoods which were tested. The position also involved much time creating computer data bases, generating the report forms used, the writing of letters and reports and other computer based tasks. Other duties consist of maintaining inventory control for the Industrial Hygiene staff, including creating a computer data base for the inventory, and assisting the Industrial Hygiene staff with routine investigations. Coordinator of Laboratory Safety Services: Department of Environmental Health and Safety, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, April, 1994-March 1995. Developed and implemented the first full-service laboratory safety program for the Cornell campus. Dispensed safety information to the campus, conducted laboratory inspections, reviewed research protocols and related duties. Supervised the fume hood tester and managed the fume hood testing program. Chemical Hygiene Officer: Department of Environmental Health and Safety, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, April, 1995-July, 2003. Developed and implemented the Chemical Hygiene Plan and all other aspects of the implementation of the Lab Standard. Managed the fume hood testing program and supervised the fume hood tester. Implemented and managed the safety shower and eyewash testing program and supervised the staff in this program. Undertook extensive Web site development for the Laboratory and Chemical Safety section. Conducted extensive laboratory inspections, implemented a listserve-based information dispensing system, developed the departmental safety representative system and implemented many safety committees, implemented the RTK label system in use at Cornell and undertook a wide range of additional activities required to sustain a laboratory safety program at a major research institution. Laboratory Ventilation Consultant: Department of Environmental Health and Safety, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, August, 2003-present. Represent Cornell University EH&S on the Lab Building Energy Use Task Team, a component of the Cornell Energy Conservation Initiative project. Work with Utilities Department, Facilities Engineering, College and unit staff to develop and implement energy saving strategies in lab buildings. Review the proposed designs of new and renovated facilities for health and safety and energy management considerations. Recommissioning of renovated laboratory HVAC systems. (20 percent FTE.) Related Experience In addition to the above technical positions I have taught general science, chemistry and biology at the elementary and high school levels contributing valuable experience to my store of laboratory and communication skills. I have also maintained an active interest in geology, chemistry, physics, space science, and sustainability topics by keeping abreast of the literature of these fields. I have been a life-long amateur mineralogist, petrologist and paleontologist and I have an avocational interest in archaeology.
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