Doc Kieft was born in 1945 in Danville, PA. Doc's father, who was a Chemistry Professor at Bucknell College, influenced Doc's love for chemistry. Doc completed his bachelor's degree at Dickinson College in 1967 and doctoral degree at the University of Illinois in 1973. Doc was a Postdoctoral Teaching Associate at Tulane University for two years, and he was hired as a Chemistry Professor at Monmouth College in 1975.
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Watson, Craig. Personal Interview. 2013