Dr. Pacer came to IPFW in 1965 and retired in 2001 as a professor emeritus of chemistry. His area of specialty was analytical chemistry and radiochemistry. He received his degrees from the University of Toledo (B.S., 1960; M.S., 1962) and the University of Michigan (Ph.D., 1965). He received the Outstanding Teacher Award in 1983 and the Amoco Foundation Outstanding Teaching Award in 1983. He was a member of Sigma Xi and charter member of Phi Kappa Phi.