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R. Damian Nance
Term: January 2011–December 2014
Nance is Distinguished Professor of Geological Sciences at Ohio University, where he has taught since 1980. Along with his professorship at Ohio University, he has held visiting research positions at Louisiana State University, Oxford Brookes University, the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, and at St. Francis Xavier University as the W.F. James Professor of Pure and Applied Science. Nance has twice received Ohio University's College of Arts and Sciences Outstanding Teacher Award and serves as associate editor of Gondwana Research in addition to being GSA Today's new science co-editor. In 1982, Nance, along with fellow department member Tom Worsley, proposed the supercontinent cycle, the now-substantiated theory that Earth's geologic, climatic, and biological evolution has been dominated by the episodic assembly and breakup of supercontinents. Nance's continued research interests include the origin and evolution of the Rheic Ocean and its role in the assembly of Pangea; late Precambrian–Paleozoic structural, kinematic, and tectonothermal evolution of the Acatlán and Granjeno complexes, Mexico, and the Avalon terrane in Maritime Canada; and Earth's long-term tectonic, geochemical, climatic, and biological history.
Steven J. Whitmeyer
James Madison University
Term: January 2014–December 2018
Whitmeyer is associate professor of structural geology and tectonics at James Madison University. He is primarily interested in tectonic evolution through time and uses structural and geospatial analyses to develop and visualize tectonic reconstructions. He has co-edited two GSA Special Papers (Google Earth and Virtual Visualizations in Geoscience Education and Research and Field Geology Education: Historical Perspectives and Modern Approaches) and one GSA Field Guide (The Mid-Atlantic Shore to the Appalachian Highlands: Field Trip Guidebook for the 2010 Joint Meeting of the Northeastern and Southeastern GSA Sections).