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Dr. Phil Kemp | New Science Instructor

Randall University is excited to announce the hiring of the new Science Instructor, Dr. Phillip Kemp. He will begin teaching in the Fall of 2021.

“Phil will be a tremendous addition to the Randall Faculty as he is well qualified for this position. We are looking forward to him teaching this upcoming semester and we know he will do great.” - President Thompson

Phil holds a Bachelor Degree in Microbiology from the University of Texas- Arlington, a Masters Degree in Biomedical Sciences from the University of North Texas, and a PH.D. in Pharmacology from Louisiana State University. He is a Fellow of the American Board of Forensic Toxicology. He has over 39 years of experience in the field of forensic toxicology that includes serving as a Toxicology Chemist at the Southwestern Institute of Forensic Science (Dallas, Texas), Chief Forensic Toxicologist of the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner for the state of Oklahoma (Oklahoma City, OK), and Laboratory Director for Analytical Research Laboratories (Oklahoma City, OK). Dr. Kemp’s position prior to coming to Randall University was as Manager of the Bioaeronautical Sciences Research Branch at the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) Civil Aerospace Medical Institute in Oklahoma City, OK.

He has consistently contributed to the field of forensic toxicology by teaching, being active in scientific organizations, and authoring or co-authoring a variety of publications and presentations. He has been recognized for his work with awards such as the FAA’s William E. Collins publication award and the William O. Gettler Award given by the Toxicology Section of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences for outstanding contributions to the field of Forensic Toxicology. He enjoys teaching and holds adjunct academic appointments in the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences at the University of Oklahoma Health Science Center and the College of Forensic Sciences at the Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences. Dr. Kemp’s research interests have focused on the postmortem analysis and interpretation of drugs and poisons in humans.

Dr. Kemp has been married to his wife, Muriel, for 41 years. They have lived in Norman, OK for 27 years, attending Wildwood Community Church for all of that time. They have three grown children and two grandkids.

“Dr. Kemp has an impressive science background and brings previous teaching as an adjunct instructor to Randall. His excitement to teach is contagious!" – Dr. Sykes, Academic Dean