The School of Arts and Sciences
Chemistry/Forensic Science/Oceanography/Physics (UG)
Full Name: Gregory Rummo
Visiting Instructor of Chemistry
B.S., M.B.A., Iona College; M.S., Fordham University.
Gregory J. Rummo earned a B.S. in chemistry and an M.B.A in financial management from Iona College. He also earned an M.S. in organic chemistry from Fordham University. While a graduate student at Fordham, he taught several sections of undergraduate organic chemistry laboratory. After graduation, he taught organic chemistry as an adjunct professor at Nyack College of the Bible in Rockland County, NY. His industrial experience includes working for Dynamit Nobel as an environmental chemist, a bench chemist, and as a technical service representative for oil field chemicals. While at Dynamit Nobel, he co-authored a patent for a series of compounds used in hydraulic fracturing ("fracking"). After leaving Dynamit Nobel, he joined Harrisons & Crosfield, where he managed a division that sold pharmaceutical excipients and raw materials used to manufacture nutritional supplements. In 1987 he became the CEO of J. A. Moeller, (currently DBA as New Chemic (US) Inc.). The company represents active pharmaceutical ingredient manufacturers whose products are marketed to the animal health industry. His other passion is writing, and before moving to Florida in 2017, he wrote a regular column and numerous feature-length articles for several North Jersey Media Group publications. He has won eight journalism awards, including second place in the 2001 Amy Writing Awards contest for his column "Prime-time Debauchery Makes Mockery of Fidelity," and third place in the 2014 World Magazine - Amy Writing Awards contest for his feature article, "Darryl Strawberry - Finally Finding 'His' Way." Many of his published articles and columns have been reprinted in anthologies, available online from several book sellers and as free downloads from iTunes. Rummo has traveled extensively throughout the US, Europe, China, and Central and South America. He currently leads an annual missionary trip to Peru, working together with members of Wycliffe Bible Translators and AWI, (the Good News Association), an indigenous Quechua evangelical group. Participants spend a week trekking in remote areas of the Andes Mountains, visiting villages where they show "The Jesus Film" and distribute bilingual New Testaments. In the words of Professor Rummo, "It is noteworthy that the father of classical physics, Sir Isaac Newton, and the father of quantum physics, Max Planck, were both able to seamlessly integrate faith and science. Belief in God did not present a contradiction to their understanding of the design and the mechanics governing the respective worlds they studied. They both believed that God is the Ultimate Designer, 'For in him all things were created: things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible ...He is before all things, and in him all things hold together'" (Colossians 1:16-17).