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Peter Isaacson Appointed Interim Director of the Idaho Geological Survey

November 05, 2018

Peter Isaacson, Ph.D., has become the interim director of the Idaho Geological Survey while a search for a permanent director is underway. Isaacson has served the U of I as a professor of geological sciences from 1978 to 2017 and is now an emeritus professor. He has been a Fulbright Scholar and National Academy of Sciences Exchange Scholar. His research and consulting projects have taken him around the world and five fossils are named after him. Under the direction of the Vice President for Research and Economic Development, Isaacson will serve as the chief operating officer for the Survey, overseeing facilities and resources, ensuring administrative and fiscal leadership, and nurturing collaborative research programs and stakeholder relationships across the state. A warm Vandal welcome goes out to Peter Isaacson in his new role as interim director of the Idaho Geological Survey.

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