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Fred Rich (Fredrick Rich)

PROJECT AFFILIATION:

  • PRISM
    • Roles: Co-PI, Project Participant
    • Access: Project Admin

PROFESSIONAL ROLES

  • Higher Ed: Science 

BIO

BIOGRAPHICAL DATA


Name: Fredrick J. Rich
Title: Professor of Geology
Institution: Georgia Southern University,
Statesboro, Georgia 30460-8l49
Date of Birth: February 20, 1951
Place of Birth: Steven's Point, Wisconsin
Family: wife, Sharon, and three children, Andrew,
b.1985, Katie, b.1987, and Thomas, b. 1991
Website: http://www2.gasou.edu/geog/rich.html>EDUCATION

B.S. -- 1973 University of Wisconsin (Geology)
Ph.D. -- 1979 The Pennsylvania State University
(Geology), minor in Botany

Previous employment: Associate Professor of Geology and Geological Engineering, South Dakota School of Mines and Technology, Rapid City, S.D., l/79-6/88

PROFESSIONAL SOCIETY AFFILIATIONS

Society of the Sigma Xi
(Secretary, SDSM&T Chapter, 1985-88; GSU Club, 1991- 93 ; President GSU Club 1994-96)
American Association of Stratigraphic Palynologists
(Newsletter Editor, l988-1991; President, 1999- 2000; Past-President 2000-2002)
International Federation of Palynological Societies
(Councillor and Editor of PALYNOS, 1997- 2000)

RESEARCH SPECIALIZATION

Structural and depositional history of the Georgia Coastal Plain, coal geology and petrography, shallow water resources, palynology, paleoecology,wetlands studies, heavy mineral deposits of Georgia

TOTAL FUNDED RESEARCH AND INSTRUCTION PROJECTS: $1,831,036

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Major Publications, including field guides:51
Abstracts:45
Papers Presented:22

Program Manager, Mineral Resources Program, South Dakota Mining and Mineral Resources Research Institute, 1983-85.

AAPG Distinguished Lecturer (1982-83), lecture title, "Modern Wetlands and Their Potential as Coal-Forming Environments"

Member, Georgia Southern Museum Advisory Board, 1991-1997

Chair, Department of Geology and Geography, Georgia Southern University, 1988-1998

Registered Professional Geologist, State of Wyoming, #PG-3290

External evaluator, Department of Geology, Geography, and Physics on-site review, University of Tennessee at Martin, April 2004

Co-PI, East Central Georgia Region, Partnership for Reform in Science and Mathematics (PRISM), 2004-

AWARDS AND HONORS

NSF-ERG Fellow (1974-1977)
HEW-MMFC Fellow (1977-1978)
Elected as a Full Member, Society of the Sigma
Xi,1980
AAPG Distinguished Lecturer (1982-83)
Selected as the Patronym for Rugifarius fredrichi
Bishop
Elected to Full Membership, Georgia Southern
University Graduate Faculty, 1990
External evaluator, Department of Geology,
Geography, and Physics on-site review, University
of Tennessee at Martin, April 2004
Co-PI, East Central Georgia Region, Partnership for
Reform in Science and Mathematics (PRISM), 2004-Registered Professional Geologist, State of
Wyoming, #PG-3290 

EXPERTISE

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Twenty-seven years experience as a coal petrographer and palynologist; instructor, research geologist and consultant in Great Plains and Rocky Mountain coal geology, geology of the Georgia Coast, and Quaternary geology of the Southeast; eighteen years in earth science education for teachers 

RECENT PUBLICATIONS

________, Johnson, D.M. and Dirkin, T.V., 2001, Occurrence and paleoecology of Marsilea from the Eocene Wasatch Formation, Johnson County, Wyoming: PALAIOS, 16 (6) p. 608-613 *

________, Pirkle, F.L., and Arenberg, E., 2002, Palynology and paleoecology of strata associated with the Ohoopee River dune field, Emanuel County, Georgia: Palynology, 26, p. 217-236.*

Booth, R.K., ________, and Jackson, S.T., 2003, Paleoecology of Mid-Wisconsinan peat clasts from Skidaway Island, Georgia: PALAIOS, 18 (1), p. 63-68.*

Battles, D.A, Franks, M.E., Morrison-Shetlar, A.I., Orvis, J.N., ________, and Deal, T.J., 2003, Environmental literacy for all students: Journal of College Science Teaching, XXXII (7), p. 458-465.