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Richard  R. Cohoon

Richard R. Cohoon
Distiguished Professor of Geology and Dean,
School of Physical and Life Sciences


B.A., Geology, Magna Cum Laude, Oklahoma City University, 1954

M.S., Geology, University of Oklahoma, 1959

Ed.D., Higher Education, College Teaching – Geology, Oklahoma State University, 1974.  Dissertation topic: “The Environmental Geology of the Russellville, Arkansas Area”.


Dr. Cohoon joined the Arkansas Tech faculty in 1960 and has taught the following courses: Physical Geology, Historical Geology, Mineralogy, Petrology, Optical Mineralogy, Structural Geology, Subsurface Geology, Economic Geology, and Environmental Geology.  Dr. Cohoon has held the following administrative positions: Department Head, Division Chairman, and Dean at Arkansas Tech University.  He was appointed to the Arkansas Geological Commission by Governor Bill Clinton in 1987 and was appointed to his current term in 2005 by Governor Mike Huckabee.

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