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researcher , geology educator

John Samuel Klasner, American geology educator, researcher. With United States Army, 1959-1966. Fellow Geological Association Canada, Geological Society of America (management board North Center section 1986-1990); member American Geophysical Union, National Association Geology Teachers, Society Exploration Geophysicsts, Rotary (international youth executive committee Jacksonville, Illinois chapter since 1978).

Background

Klasner, John Samuel was born on June 22, 1935 in Flint, Michigan, United States. Son of Henry and Ina (Clemens) Klasner.

Education

Bachelor of Science in Geology, Michigan State University, East Lansing, 1957. Master of Science in Geology, Geophysics, Michigan State University, East Lansing, 1964. Doctor of Philosophy in Geology, Geophysics, Michigan Technology University, 1972.

Career

Geologist, International Nickel Company Ltd., Sudbury, Ontario, Canada, summer 1957;geophysical engineer, Geophysical Svc. Inc., Dallas, 1958-1962;part-time hydraulic engineering technician, United States Geological Survey, Lansing, Michigan, 1962-1964;geophysicist, Standard Oil Corporation California, Anchorage and Bakersfield, California, 1964-1969;geologist, United States Geological Survey, Macomb, Illinois, since 1972;from assistant professor to full professor geology, Western Illinois U., Macomb, since 1972;chair department geology, Western Illinois U., Macomb, 1974-1978, 81-82;associate director honors program, Western Illinois U., Macomb, 1990-1992;acting director honors program, Western Illinois U., Macomb, 1992-1993. Member management board Institute Lake Superior Geology, Madison, Wisconsin, 1987-1991.

Membership

With United States Army, 1959-1966. Fellow Geological Association Canada, Geological Society of America (management board North Center section 1986-1990). Member American Geophysical Union, National Association Geology Teachers, Society Exploration Geophysicsts, Rotary (international youth executive committee Jacksonville, Illinois chapter since 1978).

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Avocations: sailing, fishing, wood carving.

Connections

Married Gretchen M. Kolb, November 21, 1964. Children: Christopher J., Frederick L., Laura M., Paul H.

father:
Henry Klasner

mother:
Ina (Clemens) Klasner

spouse:
Gretchen M. Kolb

child:
Christopher J. Klasner

child:
Frederick L. Klasner

child:
Laura M. Klasner

child:
Paul H. Klasner