Prof. Dr. John W. GEISSMAN

Prof. Dr. John W. GEISSMAN

Prof. Dr. John W. GEISSMAN

University of Texas at Dallas | USA

John Geissman is a Professor of Geoscience and Department Head at the University of Texas at Dallas and an Emeritus Professor at the University of New Mexico and Adjunct Full Professor at the University of Michigan.  He was born in Rockford, Illinois.  He received a B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. in Geology (now Earth and Environmental Sciences) from the University of Michigan.  After two years of postdoctoral study at the University of Toronto, he joined the Geology and Geological Engineering Faculty at the Colorado School of Mines, where he taught for four years.  He moved to the University of New Mexico in 1984 and retired in 2010, when he moved to the University of Texas at Dallas.  John Geissman’s research interests lie in the paleomagnetism and rock magnetism and their use in addressing geologic problems, in particular in structural geology, chronostratigraphy, tectonics, and magmatic processes.  John Geissman has served in numerous university and professional society positions.  He was Faculty Senate President at the University of New Mexico for two and a half years, Chair of the Committee on Governance for two years, and Chair of the Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences at UNM.  He has served on several editorial boards, was the Editor for the Geological Society of America Bulletin for six years and the Solid Earth Science Editor for Eos for ten years, and is currently Editor in Chief of Tectonics.  He has served on several National Science Foundation advisory and review panels for the Earth Sciences and, as Council Member for the Geological Society of America, was Chair of its Publications Committee.  He served as President of the Geological Society of America from 2011 to 2012.  He is past Chair of the Structural Geology and Tectonics Division of GSA.  He is a Fellow of the American Geophysical Union and the Geological Society of America.  John Geissman has published over 220 papers, and has given hundreds of invited scientific presentations.  Among recent personal accomplishments, he succeeded with the University of New Mexico Regents and Administration to get an Honorary Degree from UNM for Dr. Eugenie Scott, then Director of the National Center for Science Education and, as President of GSA, presented Mr. Bill McKibben with the GSA President’s Medal.  He has worked to promote sound science education in the pre-college classroom in the US and has been involved the current Geoethics initiative throughout the world.  He is currently working with a close friend and colleague on a book on their exploits and experiences in academia.

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Website                          : http://www.utdallas.edu/geosciences/faculty/geissman.html

Google Scholar           : https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=BZuYIwkAAAAJ&hl=en

Researchgate              : https://www.researchgate.net/profile/John_Geissman

 

E-mail: geissman@utdallas.edu