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Gordon P. Eaton - Curriculum Vitae


Personal:

Born: Dayton, Ohio, March 9, 1929

Marital Status: Married, two grown children


Education:

Wesleyan University, Geology, B.A., with High Honors and High Distinction, 1951

California Institute of Technology, Geology, M.S., 1953

California Institute of Technology, Geology and Geophysics, Ph.D., 1957


Professional Employment:

3/14/94 to 1997 -- Director, U.S. Geological Survey

10/90 to 3/94 -- Director, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory of Columbia University, Palisades, New York

7/86 to 10/90 -- President, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa

2/83 to 6/86 -- Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas

10/81 to 2/83 -- Dean, College of Geosciences, Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas

12/78 to 10/81 -- Associate Chief Geologist, U.S. Geological Survey, Headquarters, Reston, Virginia

8/76 to 12/78 -- Scientist-in-charge, Hawaiian Volcano Observatory, U.S. Geological Survey, Hawaii National Park, HI

7/74 to 7/76 -- Project Chief, Geothermal Geophysics, Branch of Theoretical and Applied Geophysics, U.S. Geological Survey, Denver, Colorado

7/72 to 7/74 -- Deputy Chief, Office of Geochemistry and Geophysics, U.S. Geological Survey, Washington, D.C. and Reston, Virginia

6/67 to 7/72 -- Project Chief, Southwestern Geophysics Project, Regional Geophysics Branch, U.S. Geological Survey, Denver, Colorado

9/65 to 6/67 -- Associate Professor and Department Chair Department of Geological Sciences, University of California, Riverside, California

7/63 to 9/65 -- Project Chief, U.S. Geological Survey, Denver, Colorado (on two year academic leave from the University of California)

7/59 to 7/63 -- Assistant and Associate Professor, Department of Geological Sciences, University of California, Riverside, California

7/55 to 7/59 -- Instructor and Assistant Professor, Wesleyan University, Middletown, Connecticut


Present Scholarly Interest:

Regional geological and geophysical synthesis and interpretation


Current Professional Memberships:

American Association for the Advancement of Science

Geological Society of America

American Geophysical Union


Honors:

1995 recipient, American Geological Institute, Ian Campbell Medal

1995 recipient, California Institute of Technology, Distinguished Alumnus Award

1993 recipient, Wesleyan University, Honorary Doctorate of Science

1981 recipient, Wesleyan University Distinguished Alumnus Award

1980 recipient, U.S. Government Senior Executive Performance Award

Member, Phi Beta Kappa and Sigma Xi

Member, Cosmos Club

Fellow, Geological Society of America

Fellow, American Association for the Advancement of Science

Twice recipient, Past-President's Award for Best Paper, Colorado Scientific Society (1975 and 1976)

Invited speaker: Universities of Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Iowa State, Iceland, Nevada, Southern Methodist, Texas, Utah

Invited speaker: American Association of Petroleum Geologists, American Geophysical Union, Geological Society of America, Geological Society of Washington, Nordic Volcanological Institute, Potomac Geophysical Society, Rocky Mountain Association of Geologists and Society of Exploration Geophysics, International Association of Volcanology and Chemistry of the Earth's Interior.

Listed: (1) Who's Who in America; (2) Who's Who in the Midwest; (3) Who's Who in the World; (4) Who's Who in Science and Engineering (5) American Men and Women of Science


Professional Activities, Current or in Past Decade:

Member, Committee on the Formation of the National Biological Survey, National Research Council

Member, Board of Advisors, The World Food Prize

Member, Rockland BioScience Park Corp.

Chair, Advisory Committee, U.S. Army Command and General Staff College

Chair, Section E, American Association for the Advancement of Science

Chair, Advisory Committee on Earth Sciences (EAR), National Science Foundation

Member, Committee of Visitors, Instrumentation and Facilities (EAR), National Science Foundation

Member, Committee of Visitors, Continental Dynamics (EAR), National Science Foundation

Member, Board on Earth Sciences and Resources (Commission on Physical Sciences, Mathematics, and Resources), National Research Council

Member, Ocean Studies Board (Commission on Physical Sciences, Mathematics, and Resources), National Research Council

Member, Geophysics Study Committee, Assembly of Mathematical and Physical Sciences, National Research Council, Washington, DC

Member, Council, Geological Society of America

Chair, Penrose Medal Committee, Geological Society of America

Chair, Day Medal Committee, Geological Society of America

Chair, Committee on Committees, Geological Society of America

Member, Panel on Access of Geophysical Data, American Geophysical Union

Member, Strategic Planning Committee, American Geophysical Union

Representative, U.S. National Committee for Rock Mechanics

Member, Editorial Board, Geological Society of America: Decade of North American Geology

Member, Geological Manpower committee, American Geological Institute

Member, Visiting Committee, Department of Geological Sciences, Southern Methodist University

Member, Visiting Committee, Institute for Geophysics, University of Texas

Associate Editor, Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research

Member, Commission on Veterinary Medicine, NASULGC

Member, American Council on Education Commission on International Education

Agribusiness Education Development Project, Steering Committee


Civic and Other Organizations, Present and Recent Past:

Member, Board of Directors, Iowa Department of Economic Development

Board of Governors, Iowa State University

Board of Directors, Hawaii Natural History Association

President, Board of Directors, Iowa 4-H Foundation

Members, Board of Directors, Borlaug International Heritage Project

Member, Board of Directors, Living History Farms

Board of Trustees, J.N. "Ding" Darling Foundation


University Service Activities:

University of California: U.C. System-wide Board of Admissions and Relations with Schools

University of California, Riverside: Foreign Student Committee

University of California, Riverside: Building Committee

University of California, Riverside: Forum on Preparing the Young Scientist for College

Texas A&M University System: Research Council

Texas A&M University: Ad Hoc Committee on Endowed Chairs (Chairman)

Texas A&M University: Geosciences Executive committee (Chairman)

Texas A&M University: Academic Program Council (Chairman)

Texas A&M University: Long Range Planning Committee (Chairman)

Texas A&M University: Faculty Senate (ex officio)

Texas A&M University: Ad Hoc Committee on Marine Science Institute

Texas A&M University: Academic Administrative Council

Columbia University: President's Commission on Strategic Planning

Columbia University: University Planning and Budget Committee

Columbia University: Academic Priorities Committee

Columbia University: Committee on Research

Columbia University: Award Selection Committee