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Name: John J. W. Rogers
Member Since: October 24th, 2006
Member Name: John.rogers
Biography:

John Rogers is a distinguished professor of geology emeritus who has also charted the history of Earth's land masses - from Ur, which existed three billion years ago, to Arctica, Baltica, Atlantica, Nena, the supercontinents of Rodinia and Pangea, and Pangea's offspring, our modern-day continents. His paper on the subject was selected by Discover magazine as one of the top 100 science stories for 1996.

In his book People and the Earth - Basic Issues in the Sustainability of Resources and Environment, co-authored with P. Geoffrey Feiss, John Rogers looks at environmental issues from a geologic standpoint. How do geologic restrictions limit our ability to withdraw food, water, energy, and minerals from the earth? What effect do our activities have on the planet?

Current position

Education

  • B.S. (Geology) California Institute of Technology, l952
  • M.S. (Geology) University of Minnesota, l952
  • Ph.D. (Geology) California Institute of Technology, l955

Previous positions

  • Rice University, l954–75; Instructor; l954–55; Asst. Prof., l955–60; Assoc. Prof., 1960–1963; Professor, l963–74; Master of Brown College, l966–71; Chairman of Geology Dept., l971–74

Administrative positions

  • Geological Society of America; South Central Section Vice Chairman, l969; Chairman, l970; International Division. Second and First Vice President, President, 1996–1999

Honors

Environmental books published

  • Rogers, J. J. W., and Feiss, P. G., 1998. People and the Earth, Cambridge University Press, 338 p.
  • Rogers, J. J. W., 1999. History and Environment of North Carolina's Piedmont – Evolution of a Value-Added Society, self-published on the web, 102 p.
  • Landmarks in Earth and Human History with Trileigh Tucker (Seattle University) (in preparation)