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Jackson School of Geosciences

Robert E Boyer

Robert E Boyer
Professor Emeritus, Department of Geological Sciences, Jackson School of Geosciences

Robert E. Boyer first joined the Department of Geological Sciences as an instructor in 1957, after completing his Ph.D. at the University of Michigan. At UT Austin, he was promoted to associate professor, and then full professor in 1967. Throughout the 1970s, Boyer served as chairman of the department and director of the Geology Foundation. He is an honorary life member of the Geology Foundation Advisory Council. In 1980, he was asked to serve as dean of the College of Natural Sciences. He accepted and served 14 years, a period of remarkable growth and accomplishment in the college. Boyer now holds the Peter T. Flawn Centennial Chair Emeritus in Geological Sciences.

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