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BS ’73 Geology, MS ’76 Geology, PhD ’80 Geology - John Geissman a Professor of Geoscience at the University of Texas at Dallas and an Emeritus Professor at the University of New Mexico.  He received a B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. in Geology (now Earth and Environmental Sciences) from the University of Michigan.  After two years of postdoctoral study at the University of Toronto, he joined the Geology and Geological Engineering Faculty at the Colorado School of Mines, where he taught for four years.  He moved to the University of New Mexico in 1984 and retired in 2010, when he moved to the University of Texas at Dallas.  John Geissman’s research interests lie in the paleomagnetism and rock magnetism and their use in addressing geologic problems, in particular in structural geology and tectonics.  John Geissman has served in several university and professional society positions.  He was Faculty Senate President at the University of New Mexico for two and a half years, Chair of the Committee on Governance for two years, and was Chair of the Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences at UNM.  He has served on several editorial boards, was the Editor for the Geological Society of America Bulletin, the solid Earth Science Editor for Eos, and is currently Editor-in-Chief of Tectonics.  He has served on several National Science Foundation advisory and review panels for the Earth Sciences and, as Council Member for the Geological Society of America, was Chair of its Publications Committee, and earlier was Chair of the Structural Geology and Tectonics Division of GSA.  He is Past-President of GSA.  He is a Fellow of the American Geophysical Union and the Geological Society of America.  John Geissman has published over 190 papers, and has given numerous invited scientific presentations.  He continues as an adjunct Full Professor at the University of Michigan, where is his active in the Earth and Environmental Sciences 440 course taught at Camp Davis.  He is currently the Department Head for Geosciences at UTD and Laboratory Technician.  He is married to Molly Geissman (BS 1974) and has one adopted son.  Among recent personal accomplishments, he presented Mr. Bill Mckibben (well-known environmental and human sustainability activist and author of Eaarth, The End of Nature, Deep Economy, and numerous other books and the founder of with the GSA President’s Medal in 2012.