Kenneth Taylor, professor emeritus of the history of science at the University of Oklahoma, has been elected the 2012-2016 president of the International Commission on the History of Geological Sciences. His election took place at the 34th Annual International Geological Congress in Brisbane, Australia, this past summer.
The commission was established in 1967 to promote research and international cooperation in the studies of the history of earth sciences. Taylor is the 10th president since its founding and the first president from the United States.
Taylor joined the OU College of Arts and Sciences in 1967, retiring from the History of Science Department in 2006. He served as chair of the department for 14 years.
Taylor’s research focuses on the early development of geology in the 18th century, particularly in France.
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