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Bob Hatcher in the mountains

Hatcher Honored

The Geological Society of America (GSA) dedicated Memoir 213 to Bob Hatcher, distinguished scientist and professor in the Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, in honor of his career studying the geology of the Appalachians and other mountain chains.

Hatcher has studied the Appalachian mountain chain, and its relationship to the long-term evolution of the continental crust, for more than five decades. He has directed 51 master’s theses, 17 PhD dissertations, and published more than 200 refereed scientific papers, 10 books, nine geologic maps, and three tectonic maps of the Appalachian orogen. As stated in the preface, “his track record as an educator, researcher, mentor, and colleague is truly remarkable.”

Bob Hatcher with studentsMemoirs are one of several GSA publications and are published on any topic in geoscience. Rigorously refereed, articles in these books are frequently cited in scientific papers. The publication of this memoir followed a GSA Penrose Conference in 2014, which was also in Hatcher’s honor.

“Memoirs are the most prestigious books the GSA publishes,” Hatcher says. “It is truly an honor to have this volume dedicated to me and my career as a geologist. The dedication helps increase the reputation of our department and the university both nationally and internationally.”

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