STRACHER NOMINATED FOR PRESTIGIOUS HONOR
EGSC’s Dr. Glenn B. Stracher has been nominated for the prestigious honor of “Fellow” in the Geological Society of America. Dr. Stracher’s nomination comes from several very distinguished colleagues: Dr. Anupma Prakash, a geophysicist at the University of Alaska Fairbanks; coal geologists Dr. Robert B. Finkelman at the University of Texas at Dallas; and Dr. James C. Hower, at the University of Kentucky’s Center for Applied Energy Research.
According to his colleagues, Dr. Stracher is universally considered the foremost researcher of uncontrolled coal fires, an issue of global importance that has environmental and human health consequences. His four volume treatise, Coal and Peat Fires: A Global Perspective will be the authoritative reference about this issue for decades to come. With his GSA Reviews in Engineering Geology XVIII, Geology of Coal Fires: Case Studies from Around the World, as well as numerous journal articles he has published about coal and mine fires, Dr. Stracher has clearly established himself as the world’s leading expert of uncontrolled coal fires.
According to the information published in regard to selection as a Fellow in GSA, “Fellowship is an honor that is bestowed on the best of our profession once per year at the spring GSA Council meeting and is recognized at our yearly Annual Meeting. GSA members are elected to Fellowship in recognition of distinguished contributions to the geosciences.”
In addition to this prestigious nomination, Dr. Stracher has also recently received all expenses-paid invitations from Professor Jianwei Cheng to teach at the China University of Mining and Technology in Xuzhou, Jiangsu; from both Dr. Zeng Qiang, Xinjiang Coal Research Institute, Xinjiang University, China; and Dr. Robert Dymek, Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, Washington University, St. Louis, to give presentations about this research.
The faculty, staff, and students at East Georgia State College are extremely proud and honored by Dr. Stracher’s success and notoriety. The quality of his teaching as he shares his knowledge and research with our students is unsurpassed. We are very supportive of his nomination and continued success.