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North-Central Section

About the North-Central Section

In 1966, the North-Central Section was established by the Council of the Geological Society of America to expand section coverage for all of the United States and Canada. Please explore the links at right to learn more about the benefits we offer our Section members.

2015-2016 Section Officers

3 Members - Terms: Chair—1 year; Vice-Chair—1 year; Secretary—4 years

Chair and
Local Committee
Chair:

Timothy G. Fisher
Department of Environmental Sciences
University of Toledo
2801 West Bancroft Street, MS #604
Toledo, Ohio 43606, USA

+1-419-530-2009 (Office)

Vice-Chair and
Local Committee
Vice-Chair:

James A. Harrell
Department of Environmental Sciences
University of Toledo
2801 West Bancroft Street, MS #604
Toledo, Ohio 43606, USA

+1-419-530-2193 (Office)

Secretary:
Third year of
first 4-year term

Nancy S. Williams
Missouri State University
Department of Geology, Geography & Planning
901 S National Avenue
Springfield, MO 65897, USA

+1-417-496-2187

Management Board
Includes the officers of the Section, the immediate past chair, the immediate past vice-chair, the past secretary for the first year after his term(s) of office end(s), any member of the GSA Council who is also a voting member of the Section, and three voting members of the Section elected at large.

Past Chair:

Steven E. Brown
Illinois state Geological Survey
Prairie Research Institute
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
615 E Peabody Dr
Champaign, IL 61820, USA

+1-217-333-5143 (Office)
+1-217-840-7401 (Mobile)

Past Vice-Chair:

Yu-Feng Forrest Lin
Illinois state Geological Survey
Prairie Research Institute
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
615 E Peabody Dr
Champaign, IL 61820, USA

+1-217-333-0235 (Office)

Student Representative:

Elisabeth Schlaudt
M.S. Candidate, Dept Geoscience and
Nelson Instititue for Environmental Studies
University of Wisconsin
1215 W Dayton Rd
Madison, WI 53706, USA

Members- at Large:

Ben Dattilo, C. Renee Sparks, Tina M. Niemi

GSA Councilor:

William W. Simpkins

Includes: In the United States, the states of Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Ohio, Wisconsin; and in Canada, the provinces of Manitoba and that portion of the Province of Ontario west of the 89th meridian.

3,333 voting members of the Section as of 31 December 2014.

Region

In the United States:

The states of Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Ohio, and Wisconsin.

In Canada:

The Province of Manitoba, and the western portion of the Province of Ontario (west of the 89th meridian).