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  HOWER, Jim
Principal Research Scientist
Applied Petrology
Director's Office
Center for Applied Energy Research
University of Kentucky
2540 Research Park Dr.
Lexington, KY 40511-8479
Phone (859)257-0261
FAX (859)257-0302


Literature Citations

  • Ph.D., Geology, Pennsylvania State University, 1978
  • M.S., Geology and Mineralogy, Ohio State University, 1975
  • B.A., Earth Science, Millersville University, 1973

    Professional Affiliations

  • Adjunct Professor, Univ. of Kentucky, Dept. of Earth & Environmental Sciences
  • American Association of Petroleum Geologists
  • Canadian Society for Coal Science and Organic Petrology
  • Geological Society of America
  • The Society for Organic Petrology

    Awards and Service

  • Editor-in-Chief, CCGP Journal
  • 2008 John Castano Honorary Member Award, Society for Organic Petrology
  • 1996 Gordon H. Wood, Jr. Memorial Award, Energy and Materials Division, American Association of Petroleum Geologists
  • 1997 Outstanding Geologist Award, Kentucky Section, American Institute of Professional Geologists
  • Former Editor-in-chief, International Journal of Coal Geology
  • Chairman, Coal Geology Division, GSA, 1994/95
  • President, Society for Organic Petrology, 1993/94
  • 2003 Reinhardt Thiessen Medal, International Committee for Coal and Organic Petrology
  • 2006 Gilbert H. Cady Award, Geological Society of America, Coal Geology Division

    Expertise and Research Interests