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Meet Dr. Richard Alley: Evan Pugh Professor in the Department of Geosciences and the EMS Environment Institute at the Pennsylvania State University

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Image of Dr Richard AlleyDr. Richard Alley is the Evan Pugh Professor of the Department of Geosciences and EMS Environment Institute at Pennsylvania State University, State College, Pa. His current research interests include glaciology; ice sheet stability; paleoclimates from ice cores; physical properties of ice cores; and erosion and sedimentation by ice sheets. Along with his many teaching accomplishments, Dr. Alley has authored many publications, chaired the National Academy of Sciences' and National Council's panel on abrupt climate change, has been involved with advisory groups to improve national and international research, and has been active with media outreach translate research findings to a broad audience with appearances on television, radio and print outlets.

Dr. Alley received his Ph.D. in Geology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison (1987), and his Masters and Bachelor's degrees in Geology at Ohio State University (1983, 1980). He also served as a post-doctoral research assistant at the University of Wisconsin-Madison (1987-88). At Pennsylvania State University, Dr. Alley has held positions as an Assistant Professor, and Associate Professor, and is currently the university's Evan Pugh Professor in the Department of Geosciences and College of Earth and Mineral Sciences' Environment Institute.