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 University, he taught several sections of undergraduate organic chemistry laboratory. Upon 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 there 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 known as New Chemic (US) Inc., representing 19 Chinese active pharmaceutical ingredient (API) manufacturers. In his other career as a freelance journalist, 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." His columns have appeared in virtually every newspaper in NJ as well as in out-of-state newspapers, including the New York Daily News, the Hartford Courant, the Kansas City Star, the Des Moines Register, the Waterbury Republican, the Greensboro News and Record and, most recently, The Palm Beach Post. “The Secret to Fishing,” a poignant piece about a fishing trip with his two sons, James and John, was among the 101 stories included in Chicken Soup for the Nature Lover’s Soul, published in March 2004. The uncut version, originally titled “If You Listen, You Can Hear Them,” is included in his second book, The View from the Grass Roots - Another Look, (available online from several book sellers and as a free download from the iTunes Store). 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.