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Verhoff Joins Faculty at STLCC-Wildwood

January 29, 2014

Gwendolyn Verhoff  
CGwendolyn Verhoff, Ph.D.

Gwendolyn Verhoff, Ph.D., has joined the faculty at St. Louis Community College-Wildwood as a history instructor.

Verhoff received her bachelor’s degree in English, graduating summa cum laude from the University of Missouri-St. Louis; her doctorate is from Washington University. Her dissertation, titled “The Intractable Atom: The Challenge of Radiation and Radioactive Waste in American Life, 1942 to Present,” focused on uranium refining and the implications of nuclear waste and occupational illness.

Verhoff received the Rachel Carson Prize, Best Dissertation in Environmental History in 2008 by The American Society for Environmental History, and the John C. Haas Fellowship in the History of Chemical Industries, which she completed at the Chemical Heritage Foundation in Philadelphia, Pa. She also earned the Eisenhower-Roberts Fellowship by the Eisenhower Institute, and the Washington University Dean’s Dissertation Fellowship awarded by the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences. 

Prior to joining STLCC-Wildwood, she taught at Washington University and STLCC-Meramec.