WWU Geology Professor Liz Schermer was recently elected to be a fellow of the American Geological Society, a top honor in the profession.
GSA’s roughly 20,000 members may nominate fellows for their contributions to the geosciences and the GSA through their publications, applied research, teaching, contributing to the public awareness of geology, and other work.
Schermer has a distinguished career in teaching, research and mentoring undergraduates and graduate students, according to her recommender and fellow GSA member, Professor Mary S. Hubbard of Montana State University. She’s also a leader in GSA’s Division of Structure and Tectonics, Hubbard wrote.
Schermer, whose expertise includes continental tectonics and active faults at continental margins, has taken her students everywhere from Deception Pass near Anacortes to New Zealand for field studies that contribute to their understanding of mountain building and the process of plate tectonics.
Schermer joins the ranks of about 2,500 GSA fellows, including WWU Geology Professor Susan DeBari.
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