Call for Papers
GSA Today has openings on its 2012–2013 editorial calendar
Kea Giles, +1-303-357-1057,
Ann Crawford, +1-303-357-1053,
Western Washington University
Term: July 2010–June 2013
Housen is professor and chair of the Geology Department at Western Washington University (WWU), and his main research focus is on Cordilleran tectonics and structure. In 2007, Housen and a multidisciplinary group of WWU faculty began development of the Advanced Materials Science and Engineering Center (AMSEC) there. Now in its third year, AMSEC is advancing its mission is to "educate students in materials science, support interdisciplinary research, and enhance regional industry competitiveness and innovation."
As science co-editor, Housen is working to ensure that GSA Today remains a dynamic venue for the presentation of new research and synopses of important topics in the geosciences. He continues to draw on his interdisciplinary background to encourage articles that are both of value to specialists and of interest to professionals, educators, and the general GSA Today readership.
|R. Damian Nance
Term: January 2011–January 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.