By Wendy Weiler
John D. Lamb, an associate dean of Honors and General Education at BYU, will address students and faculty today at 11 a.m. in the Marriott Center.
A professor in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Lamb received his bachelor”s degree and his doctorate in organic physical chemistry from BYU.
Lamb is an accomplished author and the recipient of many awards due to his work as an educator and researcher. BYU awarded him the Outstanding Achievement in Sponsored Research, and the Karl G. Maeser Excellence in Research and Creative Arts. He has also been honored an Alchuin fellowship and was Carnegie Professor of the Year for 2000.
Universities in Italy, Germany, and China have hosted Lamb as a visiting professor. He has published over 150 papers in peer-reviewed chemistry research literature. He has served as chair of the BYU faculty advisory council and of the Utah Science Advisory Council.
Currently, he is a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints Manuals Writing Committee, and he sings baritone with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir.
Lamb was born in Ontario, Canada and became a citizen of the United States in December 2001. He served a mission in Northern Italy in the early 1970s. He and his wife, Betty, just celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary; they have six sons.