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5 Questions: Tony Wallner, GRS ’92

Anton S. (Tony) Wallner, Ph.D.

Anton S. (Tony) Wallner, PhD

How did your education prepare you for what you are doing today?
My PhD was earned in physical chemistry under Dr. William Ritchey. The knowledge and mentorship gained under Dr. Ritchey have been the foundations for my academic career. My work both as a faculty member and research mentor for undergraduate chemistry majors are a direct result of my education and training at CWRU.

What is your greatest professional accomplishment or recent professional accomplishment of note?
My most recent appointment (starting July of 2017) is as Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at Webster University in St. Louis , MO.

What programs do you support at CWRU and why?
The College of Arts and Sciences

Do you have advice for current students?
Take advantage of as many academic experiences as possible (guest speakers, lectures, presentations, etc) while at school. Each of these opportunities shape who you will become as a professional and may lead to a connection of importance.

What is your favorite memory and/or spot on campus?
Millis Science Center

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