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Employment History

Frequent Book Reviewer


Chemistry, Physics and Mathematics Teacher

Kishwaukee College


Northern Illinois University

Position, Physics Department

Northern Illinois University


Theosophical Society

Researcher and Professor Emeritus of Chemistry
Kishwaukee College




Northern Illinois University



Eastern Illinois University

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Gnostic Order of Christ: The Way Conference Chicago 2005: Speakers [cached]

Lecture: Gnosis & Science: Ralph Hannon

Ralph Hannon, PhD, researcher and professor emeritus of chemistry at Kishwaukee College in Illinois.His main area of interest is science, Theosophy and religion.Dr. Hannon has numerous publications, including two mathematical texts, and previously was co-editor of The Theosophical Research Journal.He is a frequent book reviewer for Quest, the official journal of The Theosophical Society in America.

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Ralph Hannon, Ph.D.

Ralph Hannon, Ph.D. is a long time member of the Theosophical Society. He taught chemistry, physics and mathematics at Kishwaukee College for 31 years. He authored two math textbooks and before retiring spent his last thirteen years researching and synthesizing high temperature superconductors. Dr. Hannon along with Dora Kunz, past president of the Theosophical Society, co-edited the Theosophical Research Journal.

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Ralph Hannon

Ralph received his B.S. in physics from Eastern Illinois University in 1963.He and his wife, Helen, taught two years in the Downers Grove Public School system.Then they moved to DeKalb, where Ralph returned to school at Northern Illinois University to work on his M.S. in physics (67).Helen taught and also worked on her M.S. in Ed (67).Ralph completed his Ph.D. in chemistry, also at NIU in 1972.While Ralph was writing his dissertation, he took a teaching job at Kishwaukee College (1970).He had no intention of staying there since he had secured a three year post-doc position after graduation.However, he discovered how wonderful teaching is as a profession and remained at Kishwaukee College for thirty one years.
Over the years, Ralph has received numerous awards and recognition for his accomplishments.One of the biggest was in 1989 when he received the Outstanding Faculty Member Award from the Illinois Community College Trustees Association.He has published two mathematics textbooks and has over thirty publications in various journals.In 1987 Ralph took a sabbatical and did research on high temperature superconductors.He set up a materials lab and made the first high temperature superconductor on the campus of Northern Illinois University.Some of his work was also done at Argonne National Laboratory.After the sabbatical, he served as a consultant with an appointment in the physics department at NIU.He also worked three years as a consultant with an agriculture testing firm.
Recently, Ralph and Helen, who also taught at Kishwaukee College, retired.They have been spending some of their time traveling, having been to Greece for the second time this past summer.Their older daughter, Cindy, (an EIU and Texas A&M-Kingsville graduate) lives in Virginia Beach, VA, with her husband, an F/A - 18 pilot in the Navy, and their three children.Their younger daughter, Katherine, lives in Greenfield, MA with her husband.They are following the academic route with her husband working on his Ph.D.Katherine has her B.S (chemistry, UIUC), M.S. (biochemistry, Caltech), and Masters of Religious Studies (Harvard).She is currently teaching at a private school.

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Ralph H. Hannon, Ph.D. (Northern Illinois University), Professor of Chemistry Emeritus, Kishwaukee College

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