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EKU Professor Emeritus Ralph Ewers Becomes GSA Fellow

EKU Professor Emeritus Ralph Ewers with GSA President Isabel Montanes

Retired professor of hydrogeology, Dr. Ralph O. Ewers, was bestowed the honor of becoming a Fellow of the Geological Society of America at the 2017 Annual Meeting on October 22. According to GSA, “Society Fellowship is an honor bestowed on the best of our profession in recognition of their distinguished contributions to the geosciences.” Dr. Ewers was a professor in the EKU Department of Geology for 27 years (1980-2006), and during that time had a significant impact on geologic education in Kentucky. In addition to teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in geology and hydrogeology at EKU, he also supervised approximately 50 graduate research projects at EKU and the University of Kentucky, where he was an adjunct member of the graduate faculty. Dr. Ewers has been a very active member of the professional geosciences community, providing valuable knowledge and experience on assessing hydrogeologic properties and flow through karst groundwater aquifers, and authoring or co-authoring 50+ titles on karst hydrogeology. Dr. Ewers remains active in the professional community as the President and senior hydrogeologist of Ewers Water Consultants, Inc.

Published on November 15, 2017

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