Dr. Henrie Monteith Treadwell’s expertise in Biochemistry is nationally and internationally recognized. Henrie Monteith, a native of Columbia, South Carolina, was one of three students to desegregate the University of South Carolina. Of that experience she states, “I just wanted to get an education.”
She earned her BS in Biochemistry from the University of South Carolina in Biology and her MA from Boston University (Biochemistry) and her Ph.D. (Biochemistry) from Atlanta University.
From 1975-1985 she served as chairperson, Division of Mathematics and Science at Morris Brown College, where she secured millions of dollars in grants for the school. Currently, she is program director for the WK Kellogg Foundation of Battle Creek, Michigan, where she provides leadership to the Foundation’s programming in health, education and integrated rural development in southern Africa. Additionally, she gives direction for the Foundation’s Comprehensive Health Services for which $70 million was recently invested.
Dr. Treadwell’s special interests include projects which enhance the human growth of young people, activities which “stimulate the development of grassroots indigenous leadership, and projects that strengthen the infrastructure of neighborhoods and communities.” She wants to improve the quality of life of the undeserved people in the communities where she works.
This prolific writer, scholar and administrator has received many fellowships and is a member of many professional organizations such as the American Cell Biology Society, American Association for the Advancement of Science and the American Association of University Women. She also is a member of Sigma XI, Omicron Delta Kappa and Phi Eta Sigma honorary society and Delta Sigma Theta sorority. Her articles have appeared in major scientific journals. Her numerous publications include “Health Care Issues in Rural Black America,” “A Flow Cytometry Study of the Cell Cycle and of Phoidy Levels in Physarum Polycephalum Myxamoebae and Plasmodia,” and “‘The Imposter Phenomenon’ in High School and College Science,” keynote address for the November 1988 conference on “Origins of Desegregation at the University of South Carolina, 1963-1988.”
Henrie Treadwell has three academically talented children and effectively combines the triple roles of wife, mother and professional woman.