John I. Brauman speaks about growing up in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and his education at MIT and UC Berkeley. Recruited to Stanford as a young assistant professor of chemistry in 1963, he discusses how the support of Provost Fred Terman and the leadership of department chair Bill Johnson transformed the department through recruitment of world-class scientists. He talks about his research, important collaborations with his colleagues, teaching undergraduates, and serving as department chair. Brauman comments on several of his many roles outside the department: as the university’s Associate Dean of Research and Graduate Policy; as Associate Dean of Humanities and Sciences; and his experiences on the Faculty Senate, the Committee on Undergraduate Admissions and Financial Aid, and the Committee on Research. He expresses admiration for the transparency and high quality of Stanford’s leadership over his fifty-year career.
John I. Brauman, Stanford Historical Society, oral histories, interviews, Department of Chemistry, Faculty Senate, and Committee on Undergraduate Admissions and Financial Aid
October 9, 2013
Stanford Historical Society Oral History Program interviews, 1999-2012