Provost Finalist - Jon Harbor
- Monday, April 10, 2017 from 4:30pm to 5:30pm
- Strand Union Building, Alumni Lounge - view map
You are invited to a question and answer session / social event for today's candidate. This event will be held at 4:30 pm on April 10 in SUB Alumni Lounge. More details can be found at:
Jon Harbor is a Professor in the Department of Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences, and Director of Digital Education and Associate Vice Provost for Teaching and Learning at Purdue. He has previously served Purdue as Head of the Department of Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences, founding/interim director of the Global Sustainability Institute, Associate Vice President for Research, Interim Dean and Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Education in the College of Science, and Founding Co-Director of the Discovery Learning Research Center. With research and education interests in applied hydrology, environmental education, and glacial geology, Jon has authored or co-authored over 130 peerreviewed papers in scientific journals and he currently co-directs two multinational research teams. Jon is past chair of the Association of American Geographers' Geomorphology Specialty Group and served on the Executive Committee of the American Geophysical Union Heads and Chairs Board.
Dr. Harbor was born in England and completed his undergraduate studies in Geography at Cambridge University in 1982. He moved to the USA in 1982 for his MA in Geography at the University of Colorado in 1984 and subsequently completed his PhD in Geology at the University of Washington in 1990. After working as a Senior Associate Scientist for an environmental engineering company he served as an Assistant Professor in Geology at Kent State University before being recruited to Purdue University in 1994 as an Associate Professor focusing on environmental geosciences. He was promoted to Full -Professor in 2000 and has held regular and adjunct/visiting/fellowship appointments at the University of Colorado Denver, the University of Tennessee, Stockholm University, and the University of Canterbury (New Zealand).
His research and education initiatives have been supported by research grants totaling over $10M from agencies including the National Science Foundation, the Environmental Protection Agency, NASA, and National Geographic. Jon is a member of several disciplinary societies, and is a past chair of the Association of American Geographers’ Geomorphology Specialty Group and served on the Executive Committee of the American Geophysical Union Heads and Chairs Board.
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