The chair of Baylor’s geology department, Dr. Steven Driese, can now add another title to his name. Driese was elected president of the Society for Sedimentary Geology, an international organization “dedicated to the dissemination of scientific information” in various geological fields.
Driese has been an active member of the organization for over 30 years, most of that time as a professor at the University of Tennessee before coming to Baylor as chair in 2004. He has published more than 75 papers in peer-reviewed journals and has served as associate editor for two of the Society’s journals.
Part of Baylor’s Vision 2012 is “developing a world-class faculty;” the explanation under that imperative describes professors who are “recognized as leaders in their respective disciplines.” I think being elected president by your peers fits that description, don’t you?
Sic ’em, Dr. Driese!