WOOSTER, OHIO–We are very pleased to announce that Greg Wiles has been promoted to Full Professor and named the Shoolroy Chair of Natural Resources at The College of Wooster. Greg has been at Wooster since 1998 and is our geomorphologist-dendrochronologist-paleoclimatologist (and hydrogeologist, for that matter). He earned his BA in geology from Beloit College, his masters from Binghamton University (The State University of New York), and his PhD from the University at Buffalo (The State University of New York). Greg has many publications in first-rate journals, a large number of them with Wooster students. He is an Adjunct Associate Research Scientist at the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory (Columbia University), and an Adjunct Research Associate at the Byrd Polar Research Center (The Ohio State University). Greg founded and manages the Wooster Tree Ring Lab which not only has put Wooster on the map for climate studies, but has been a place where many of our students have their first professional research experiences as interns and assistants. Greg is a treasured teacher in Wooster’s Department of Geology, where he is also the chair. Reader of this blog know that Greg does much summer research with his students in Alaska and locally. He is also our media star!
Congratulations to Greg on this promotion and appointment! We are very fortunate to have a scientist and teacher of his caliber and dedication in our community.