Joseph W. Bouknight
A Columbia native who earned a BS from Carolina, Bouknight earned an MS from Northwestern University and his Ph.D. from the University of Washington. He joined the USC faculty in 1942 and quickly became one of the rapidly growing chemistry department’s most renowned teachers. He won the prestigious Russell Award for Distinguished Teaching in 1962 and taught at Carolina until his retirement in 1972.
Se served as secretary-treasurer of the section from 1946-1948. In 1949 he served as vice-chair and in 1950 served as the chair of the section.
The Joseph W. Bouknight Teaching Award at the University of South Carolina is given each year to outstanding graduate students for their performance in the classroom or teach laboratory.