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Emmett Lee Foulds Jr. was born on April 4, 1937 in the Medical Arts Hospital (now the Emilie Morgan Hotel). He graduated from public schools in San Antonio. He was awarded a B.S. and a M.A in Biology and Chemistry from what is now Texas State University in 1958 and 1959 and a M.S. in Chemistry from Trinity University in 1965. Emmett completed graduate work in Biochemistry at the UT Health Science Center San Antonio in 1973.

Emmett taught Chemistry at San Antonio College in 1963. He worked as a Research Chemist at the Air Force School of Aero Space Medicine from 1964 to 1974. His research projects included a longitudinal study of cardiovascular disease in the 1954 class of West Point, the effects of exposure to rocket fuel on human metabolism, and the effects of breathing 100 percent oxygen under hypobaric conditions (the same atmospheric conditions used in the Gemini and Apollo space programs). He taught Biochemistry at the US Army’s Academy of Health Sciences from 1974 to 2004. His students included Nurse Anesthetists, Physician’s Assistants, Cardiovascular Technicians, Respiratory Specialists, Laboratory Technicians, Dental Hygienists, and Food Inspectors.

Awards received include the Order of Military Medical Merit in 1992 and the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists Didactic Instructor of the Year for 2003.

Emmett helped clean and catalog artifacts from the Southern Texas Archeological Association (STAA) at CAR on Saturdays in 2003 and 2004. He started volunteering at CAR in 2005 and, to date, has worked over 3100 hours. His projects include:
  • Scanning ceramic sherds for the publication of A Guide to Ceramics from Spanish Colonial Sites in Texas by Ann Fox
  • Assisting Ann Fox with the cataloguing of various ceramic vessels
  • Cataloguing stoneware pot sherds from the Hiram Wilson site
  • Cataloging lithic artifacts from the C.K. Chandler collection and the C.K. Chandler site
  • Identifying and cataloguing lithic and organic artifacts from the Dan Baker site
  • Scanning lithic artifacts from the Cerro Juanaquena Trincheras site for Dr. Robert J. Hard
  • Scanning selected artifacts from the San Antonio Missions for Dr. Steve Tomka
  • Cleaning and cataloguing ceramic artifacts from various sites, including the Hot Wells site
  • Cleaning artifacts from a site in Parker County
  • Helping on numerous other projects as needed


BA, Biology, Texas State University

MA, Chemistry, Texas State University

MS, Chemistry, Trinity University

Graduate work in Biochemistry, UT Health Science Center, San Antonio, Tx