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Dr. Steven K. Reid

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Program/Dept: Earth Systems Science / Department of Physics, Earth Science and Space Systems Engineering
Degrees, Licensures and Certifications: PhD., Geology, Texas A&M University; M.S., Geology, University of Idaho; B.S., Geology, Old Dominion University



Dr. Steve Reid was born in Lynchburg, Va. in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. He fished, hunted, camped and hiked in the hills and mountains of Central and West-Central Virginia until he moved away as a young adult. These outdoor experiences form the basis for his geologic intuition. 
Reid's formal education began at Central Virginia Community College in Lynchburg. After two years, he transferred to Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Va., where he received his bachelor's degree in geology. In 1984, he left Virginia for the University of Idaho where he earned his master's in geology. After briefly attending Washington State University, he transferred to Texas A&M University where he earned his Ph.D. in geology. He then moved to Houston, Texas to work for Shell Oil as an exploration geologist. Reid accepted a faculty position at Morehead State University in 1992. 
Steve is a sedimentologist and stratigrapher by training. He is currently part of a watershed planning group which consists of a microbiologist, an environmental scientist and a geographer. In 2009, the team began a five-year, EPA-funded effort to improve water quality in Triplett Creek and its tributaries, a 181 square mile watershed that drains most of Rowan County, Ky.

Dr. Reid's hobbies include playing guitar, hiking, backpacking, nickel/dime poker games and cooking. 


Contact Info

Lappin Hall 223A