Thomas R. Tritton served as the second president of the Chemical Heritage Foundation from 2007 to 2013 and before that, from 1997 to 2007, as the twelfth president of Haverford College. He was a professor of pharmacology for 12 years each at Yale University and the University of Vermont. At Vermont he also served as deputy director of the Vermont Comprehensive Cancer Center—a Designated Center of the National Cancer Institute—and as vice provost of the university. Tritton is a cancer chemotherapy research expert with over 150 publications and whose work was continuously funded by the American Cancer Society and the National Institutes of Health.
In 2007, before assuming the CHF presidency, Tritton was at Harvard University, where he held the title of “president in residence” at the Graduate School of Education. He worked with graduate students in higher education, wrote and taught about leadership and the college presidency, and also designed a new course on social justice. Tom earned a bachelor of arts degree from Ohio Wesleyan University and a Ph.D. from Boston University.
Tom is currently a Senior Fellow at the Chemical Heritage Foundation and a Visiting Scholar at the University of Pennsylvania.