About the Author
DEWITT BOYD STONE, JR., is assistant vice president for academic affairs at Clemson University in Clemson, South Carolina. He is a descendant of two long-time Anderson County families; one of his great-grandfathers founded Lander University, and another, who provided the inspiration for this volume, served in the 18th Regiment of South Carolina Volunteers. Stone has had a distinguished academic career in chemistry and science education at the University of Tennessee at Martin, the University of Zurich, and the National Science Foundation. He lives in Clemson.