LUCOM Professor Reflects on 30-year Career in Research Helping Thousands to Hear
Despite 12 patents to his name, Dr. Kenneth Dormer, a professor and chair of integrative physiology and pharmacology at Liberty University College of Osteopathic Medicine (LUCOM), makes it clear that his work is not about what he’s accomplished, but about being obedient to what God has asked him to do.
“Whatever He equips us to do, whatever He wants from us, we just have to do it the best that we can,” Dormer said. “That’s it. I just happened to be at the right places at the right time, without question.”
Dormer’s 30-plus-year career as a scientist and inventor began almost by accident in the late 1970s in Galveston, Texas.
“I started out as a marine biologist,” Dormer said. “I went from marine biology to studying the sonar systems of dolphins and whales and trying to discern how they make their sonar sounds.”