Dr. Gary Clapp
Dr. Gary Clapp
B.S., Minnesota State University-Mankato
Ph.D., Oregon State University
Dr. Clapp is the Director of the Center For Service (CFS) at Missouri Western State University in St. Joseph Missouri and has been an active member of the American Chemical Society for the past 30+ years serving as a volunteer leader of the CCEW and NCW Coordinator (2018-2020), Treasurer, Secretary, Vice-Chairman and Chairman for the KC section during the past 20 years.
Before joining the University, Dr. Clapp spent more than twenty years in nearly all aspects of cGMP contract pharmaceutical development and in helping business start-ups. Dr. Clapp has also served as an invited technical reviewer on numerous National Institute of Health (NIH), National Institute on Drugs of Abuse (NIDA) technical evaluation committees that included cannabis, cannabinoids, opiates and opioids.
In addition, Dr. Clapp acts as the MT1 (Manufacturing Technology 1) Administrator and Subject Matter Expert for Chemistry and Thermodynamics in the Manufacturing Technology 1 certificate program, a National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) Certified program at the regional High School Technical Center and serves on numerous volunteer and service committees and groups focused on workforce development in NW Missouri.
He is also one of a group of individuals that helps administer the annual Kenneth A. Spencer Award in Food and Agricultural Chemistry. Dr. Clapp is also a member of the NW Missouri Workforce Development Board organized under the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) as the Higher Education representative on the Board of Directors. Dr. Clapp remains passionate about STEM and service to our rural communities and continues to help bring the “Science of Service” to those that cannot access these activities in the rural townships through grants and other funding that support these efforts.