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Richard Norris Knowles, Ph.D., Presented with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award by Marquis Who's Who

Dr. Knowles has been endorsed by Marquis Who's Who as a leader in the field of chemistry

    ST. PETERSBURG, FL, May 22, 2018 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Marquis Who's Who, the world's premier publisher of biographical profiles, is proud to present Richard Norris Knowles, Ph.D., with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award. An accomplished listee, Dr. Knowles celebrates many years' experience in his professional network, and has been noted for achievements, leadership qualities, and the credentials and successes he has accrued in his field. As in all Marquis Who's Who biographical volumes, individuals profiled are selected on the basis of current reference value. Factors such as position, noteworthy accomplishments, visibility, and prominence in a field are all taken into account during the selection process.

Principal of Richard N. Knowles and Associates since 1996, Dr. Knowles is a tenured executive and consultant who began his career close to 60 years ago in the field of chemistry. Over the past 25 years, he has concentrated his efforts on helping organizations improve their earnings, effectiveness and total performance, while quickly improving their safety performance. His combined 36 years of safety, management and leadership experience within a large organization and 25 years of study in theories of systematics, chaos, complexity, complex adaptive systems and complex responsive processes, he has successfully been consulting in Self-Organizing Leadership® and Process Enneagram© throughout the United States, Canada, New Zealand, Australia and the United Kingdom.

The Process Enneagram© is the only known process of engagement and map that that simultaneously helps people solve complex problems, create the social connections they'll need to do the work and develops the emotional energy and commitment to do the work quickly and well. By using the Process Enneagram©, organizations experience the cultural shift to purposeful self-organization and learn the power and strength of leading in this culture. This way of leading is referred to as Self-Organizing Leadership®. He is the creator of The Dynamical Organizational Change Theory.

Dr. Knowles has also been responsible for founding and directing the Center for Self-Organizing Leadership since 2001, an organization that relies on a holistic approach to organizational leadership. Assisting both for-profit and non-profit organizations, his organization offers workshops to help develop leadership skills, assist clients in publishing books, as well as articles and papers about self-organizational leadership, and guide individuals desiring to become practitioners of the Process Enneagram©. He is currently applying his skills and insights to help organizations eliminate workplace violence. (

Prior to becoming an entrepreneur, Dr. Knowles spent 36 years with the DuPont Company in Delaware, New Jersey, New York and West Virginia. He continues to serve as a longtime associate with Dalmau Network since 1996 and formerly taught as an adjunct professor at Medaille College in Buffalo, NY. Locally, Dr. Knowles has been involved as a member of the advisory board at the Institute of Sustainable Enterprise at Fairleigh Dickinson University. He is a longstanding member of the American Society of Safety Engineers, the American Institute of Chemical Engineers, the American Chemical Society, the Society of Chaos Theory in Psychology and Life Science, and DuVersity.

The author of "The Leadership Dance, Pathways of Extraordinary Effectiveness" in 2002, "Partnering for Safety and Business Excellence" in 2012 and "The Process Enneagram, Theory and Practice" in 2013, Dr. Knowles has also been featured in various works and has contributed many articles to scientific journals and chapters to books by other authors. He has been the recipient of an Eagle Scout Award, a DuPont Crystal Award and a Chemical Emergency Planning and Preparedness Partner Award by the Environmental Protection Agency in 1996, has been cited in dozens of editions of Who's Who, including Who's Who in America, Who's Who in Science and Engineering and Who's Who in the World, and currently holds 40 patents in his field. Dr. Knowles holds a Bachelor of Arts in chemistry from Oberlin College and a Doctor of Philosophy in organic chemistry from the University of Rochester. Married to Claire Elaine Frerichs since 1988 with three children and one step-child, he is a former elder at his local Presbyterian Church and loves to play golf, travel, read and bird-watch. For more information, please visit and

In recognition of outstanding contributions to his profession and the Marquis Who's Who community, Richard Norris Knowles, Ph.D., has been featured on the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement website. Please visit for more information about this honor.

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