Chemistry Emeriti

LPC Chemistry Emeriti and Full time faculty

Our Chemistry Emeriti and current full time faculty met a few summers ago. Left to right: Dr. Richard Grow, Dr. Julie Bryson, Dr. Mike Ansell, Mr. Jack Healey, Dr. Art Deleray, Ms. Adeliza Flores, Mr. Jim Adams. Jim was the primary lab technician and lab manual author at LPC for 27+ years. The others represent all of the tenured full time faculty in Las Positas College Chemistry history. The Department was founded in 1975 by Jack Healey.

Art Deleray Arthur L. Deleray, Ph.D.
Emeritus Chemistry Professor

Dr. Art Deleray, respected Chemistry faculty and colleague, passed away in June 2017.  Art began his teaching career at Chabot College before coming to Las Positas College soon after it opened as the Valley Campus in 1975.  A beloved teacher, Art was known for his youthful enthusiasm for chemistry and teaching chemistry to students.  With the help of his other chemistry colleagues, he is to be credited for creating a rigorous General Chemistry program at LPC and developing a laboratory curriculum consisting of classic experiments that still continue to be relevant and fun for students today. Art retired from Las Positas College in 2002. Art was survived by his two son, their families, and many grandchildren. Even after retirement, Art was a constant presence during the LPC Major's Faire, continuing to excite students about chemistry at Las Positas College.  An avid tennis player and fan, Art traveled the world for the opportunity to watch tennis opens in various countries.  He will be missed.

B.S., University of California, Berkeley
M.S.E., Princeton University
M.A., Princeton University
Ph.D., Princeton University

Jim Adams Jim Adams
Science Education Technician

Jim supported the Chemistry and Biology Programs for 27 years before "retiring" in 2005.


Julie Bryson Juliette A. Bryson, Ph.D.
Emeritus Chemistry Professor

Dr. Bryson has retired, but correspondence can be relayed through the department coordinator

B.A., Clarke College, 1966
Ph.D. Stanford University, 1971
Courses: Chemistry 1A, 1B, 12A, 12B, 30A, 30B, 31

Jack Healey Jack Healey
Emeritus Chemistry Professor

Jack was a founding member of the LPC chemistry department. He's retired now, but would be very happy to hear from former students!

Jack's senior softball team won the 2006 National Championship! They beat a team from Delaware in the finals in Seattle. phone: 925-634-7686
Brentwood, CA


Gerry Gire

Gerry Gire
Emeritus Science Education Technician

B.S. Biological Sciences, UC Davis

Gerry retired in August 2017


Karin Rose

Karin Rose
Administrative Assistant

Karin retired in 2016 and is enjoying time with family

Roses at LPC

Margaret Richards Margaret Richards
former faculty member

Margaret moved to Minneapolis, MN with her husband in Spring 2006. She is now raising her family in the Washington, D.C. area.

Giovanni Ortiz Giovanni Ortiz
Lab Technician

Gio supported our Biology and Chemistry labs from 1998-2006. He is currently working as an Optical Microscopist at Schafer Laboratories in Sunol, CA.


Neal Ely Dr. Neal M. Ely
Emeritus Dean of Academic Services


Ph.D., Texas A&M University, Chemistry, 1974
B.S., Texas A&M University, Chemistry, 1970


Chemistry Department

Michael Ansell

Adeliza Flores

Richard Grow

or contact:
Nan Ho
Dean of Math, Science, Engineering and Public Safety

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