Dr. Randy Weintraub transitioned to science teaching after 25 years in the agricultural and pharmaceutical industries working as research scientist and team leader for environmental and metabolic fate studies of pesticides and drugs. A New Jersey-licensed secondary education teacher, Dr. Weintraub now teaches courses in chemistry, the environmental sciences and nutrition and is passionate about inspiring leaders and scientists of the future.
Dr. Weintraub earned bachelor’s, masters and doctoral degrees in Food Science and Nutrition/Environmental Chemistry from the University of Florida, where his research examined human absorption and metabolism of citrus flavonoids and environmental fate of the soil nematicide, ethylene dibromide. His professional and community roles included Princeton Section of the American Chemical Society Chair, Rowan College Science Slam Festival committee member/presenter, Rowan College at Burlington County and Mercer County Community College adjunct faculty and West Windsor Environmental Committee member. Dr. Weintraub enjoys healthy cooking, photography, golf and tennis. He encourages fitness, having completed 21 marathons.