Dr. Don Leedy
Dr. Leedy received his B.S. degree in chemistry while carrying out undergraduate research in the laboratory of Professor Ted Kuwana, then at the University of California, Riverside. While with Professor Kuwana at Riverside, Don conducted some of the first experiments in the field later to be known as Spectroelectrochemistry. Professor Kuwana was the first Ph.D. student from Professor Ralph Adams’ laboratory at KU and encouraged Dr. Leedy to attend KU for graduate school. Dr. Leedy received his Ph.D. working under the supervision of Professor Adams and joined the R&D staff at Procter & Gamble's Miami Valley Laboratories upon graduation. Dr. Leedy spent 33 years at Procter & Gamble involved in analytical chemistry, contraceptive research, biopharmaceutical development and dosage form production for clinical studies, as well as upper respiratory research and computer disease modeling. He managed the National Advisory Board and professional relations for the launch of Actonel, a drug developed to treat and prevent osteoporosis.