There was some good news for the College of Wooster Earth Sciences faculty during the otherwise dreary Pandemic Year. The two cheerful Wooster geologists pictured above in the field (today!) reached important points in their professional lives.
Dr. Meagen Pollock was promoted to Full Professor this spring. This is a big deal in the academic world. The criteria are: “The College expects that faculty portfolios for promotion to Professor will demonstrate significant and sustained achievements in the areas of teaching, scholarship, research, and general value to the College after those that led to tenure and/or the rank of Associate Professor.” She’s going to have to update that faculty webpage!
This year Dr. Greg Wiles was elected a Fellow of the Geological Society of America. The requirements: “Society Fellowship is an honor bestowed on the best of our profession by election at the spring GSA Council meeting. GSA members are nominated by existing GSA Fellows in recognition of a sustained record of distinguished contributions to the geosciences and the Geological Society of America through such avenues as publications, applied research, teaching, administration of geological programs, contributing to the public awareness of geology, leadership of professional organizations, and taking on editorial, bibliographic, and library responsibilities.” Greg’s nomination was in two categories: “Publication of the results of geological research” and “Training of geologists”. No more than two categories could be selected — otherwise he would have more!
Congratulations to Meagen and Greg. They are heroes!