A History of the University of Georgia Department of Geology:
Origin of the Faculty

Compiled by L. Bruce Railsback, Department of Geology, University of Georgia.

 

Institutions at which Ph.D. degrees were granted
to members of the faculty of the modern (1961-present)
UGA Geology Department

Institution Number of UGA Geology Faculty Earliest year granted Latest year granted
Johns Hopkins 4 1950 1954
Penn State 4 1960 1968
Stanford 4 1968 1991
Michigan 3 1955 1960
Arizona 3 1961 1994
Texas A&M 3 1961 1991
Queens 3 1966 1968
Rhode Island 3 1972 1977
Berkeley 3 1971 1988
Wisconsin 3 1965 1990
Columbia 3 1956 1983
Colorado 2 1960 1966
Florida State 2 1962 1978
Illinois 2 1959 1989
Missouri 2 1961 1979
Cal Tech 2 1971 1989
MIT 2 1970 1982
Yale 2 1984 1989
Total of the above 50    
All Others (one each) 26 1955 2009

 

For a comparison, here is a 1999 list of where "full-time UGA faculty members" in all disciplines received their highest degrees:

Institution Number of UGA Faculty
UGA 198
Wisconsin 67
Ohio State 51
Illinois 47
Michigan State 47
Cornell 35
North Carolina 35
Michigan 34
Indiana 33
Virginia Tech 33
Florida 32

 


Other historical webpages constructed to accompany this one include

       A chronological list of UGA Geology faculty members.

       A history of Geology, and Geology Departments, at UGA.

       A chronological list of UGA Geology department heads and staff members.

       A table of the number of UGA Geology M.S. theses and Ph.D. Disserations defended by year.

Other webpages of potential historical interest include

       A directory of UGA Geology almuni and almunae.

       A list of UGA Geology M.S. theses and Ph.D. dissertations.

       A list of awards won by UGA Geology Students and Faculty.


If you can suggest additions or corrections to the material above, please email Bruce Railsback at rlsbk@gly.uga.edu


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