Dr. Deocampo Inducted as Fellow of the Geological Society of America
Dr. Dan Deocampo, Chair of the Department of Geosciences, was inducted as a Fellow of the Geological Society of America, at the Society’s annual meeting in Vancouver, British Columbia, in October. According to GSA, “Fellowship is an honor that is bestowed on the best of our profession in recognition of distinguished contributions to the geosciences.” He was greeted by GSA President Hap McSween, University of Tennessee’s Distinguished Professor who helps lead NASA’s Mars orbiter and rover missions.
His citation reads “Deocampo is recognized for his groundbreaking work describing the geochemistry and mineralogy of saline lakes addressing the development of terrestrial climate proxies via clay mineral analyses. Deocampo is a founding member of the Limnogeology Division of GSA. He is currently serving as Department Chair of Geosciences at Georgia State University.” He is currently conducting research into climate change and human evolution in East Africa, and toxic metal contamination in urban and other environments. His work has been supported by NSF, USGS, NIH, CDC, and others. He becomes the third faculty member at GSU to be elected as a GSA Fellow, joining Associate Professors Hassan Babaie and W. Crawford Elliott.