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Dr. William G. (Bill) Brown


Ph.D., University of Alaska, Fairbanks, 1987
M.S., University of Kansas, 1958
B.S., Baylor University, 1956


Dr. Brown came to Baylor in 1981 after a long career in the oil industry. He went to work for Chevron USA as an exploration geologist in Casper, Wyoming in the Rocky Mountain and MidContinent Regions. During the period 1975-1980, Dr. Brown was coordinator for the Chevron structural seminar program. In 1980, he accepted an assignment as Division Geologist, MidContinent Exploration Division, an area which encompassed the regions of southern Oklahoma - northern Texas and West Texas.

Dr. Brown was presented the "Outstanding Scientist Award" by the Rocky Mountain Association of Geologists in 1981 for his work in the Wyoming foreland. Dr. Brown is considered an expert in the structural style of the Laramide orogeny, and the Wyoming foreland in particular, as well as the tectonic development of forelands in general. Dr. Brown was a lecturer in the AAPG Structural School from 1982-86.

During his tenure at Baylor, Dr. Brown advised almost a dozen graduate and undergraduate theses in the Wyoming and Montana foreland. These students won 2 second-place and 1 third-place awards in the AAPG National Student Paper contest. During his tenure at Baylor, Dr. Brown also advised over a dozen graduate and undergraduate theses on structural geology of southern Oklahoma; these students won 3 first-place and 1 second-place awards in the AAPG student contest.