Milestones for two Wooster Geologists

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!

About Mark Wilson

Mark Wilson is a Professor of Geology at The College of Wooster. He specializes in invertebrate paleontology, carbonate sedimentology, and stratigraphy. He also is an expert on pseudoscience, especially creationism.
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2 Responses to Milestones for two Wooster Geologists

  1. Bill Reinthal says:

    Does the geo department get a product placement contribution, from Frito-Lay, for the advertising on Dr. Wiles’ t-shirt?

  2. Shelley Judge says:

    Congratulations to my two wonderful colleagues at Wooster. My time in the department has been enriched because of all of the fun that we have had together in Scovel and in the field. You both truly deserved these honors of full professor (MP) and GSA Fellow (GW).

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