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G. Patrick Bowling (Class of 1981)

Current Position: Senior Geologist, Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (PA DEP), Bureau of Watershed Management/Source Protection Section; Harrisburg, PA.

Education: B.S., Geology, Pitt-Johnstown (1981); M.S., Geology, New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology, (1987).

Professional Licenses and Registrations: Licensed Professional Geologist--Commonwealth of Pennsylvania (1995) and State of Wyoming (1999).

Notable Accomplishments: PA DEP Award for Excellence - Source Water Protection Team, 2000.

Publications:  Berg, T.M. and Bowling, G.P. (compilers), 1981, Preliminary geologic maps of the Hammersley Fork, Keating, Renovo West and Tamarack 7.5 minute quadrangles, in Berg, T.M. and Dodge, C.M. (eds.), Atlas of preliminary geologic quadrangle maps of Pennsylvania: Pennsylvania Geological Survey Map 61,  p. 256, 302, 478, 552; Condie, K.C., Bowling, G.P. and Vance, R.K., 1985, Geochemistry and origin of early Proterozoic supracrustal rocks, Dos Cabezas Mountains, southeastern Arizona, Geological Society of America Bulletin, v. 96, p. 655-662; Condie, K.C., Bowling, G.P. and Allen, P., 1986, Origin of granites in an Archean high-grade terrane, southern India, Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology, v. 92, p. 93-103; Allen, P., Condie, K.C. and Bowling, G.P., 1986, Geochemical characteristics and possible origins of the southern Closepet batholith, south India, Journal of Geology, v. 94, p. 283-299; Bowling, G.P. and Lee, J., 1997, An overview of the wellhead protection program for Pennsylvania, Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, v. 29, n. 1, p. 32.

Selected Presentations: Geology and Geochemistry of an Early Proterozoic Supracrustal Assemblage, Dos Cabezas Mountains, Southeastern Arizona, Geological Society of America Rocky Mountain Section Meeting, Durango, CO, 1984; Wellhead Protection Implementation Through Incentive Grants, Ground Water Protection Council Annual Meeting, Boston, MA, 1994; An Overview of the Wellhead Protection Program for Pennsylvania, Geological Society of America Northeastern Section Meeting, King of Prussia, PA, 1997; A Wellhead Protection Delineation Strategy for Pennsylvania: Pennsylvania Ground Water Symposium, Harrisburg, PA, 2000.

Past Employers and Positions: Regional Hydrogeologist, PADEP (1988-1991); Lab Technician, New Mexico Bureau of Mines and Mineral Resources, NM (1986); Research Associate, New Mexico Institute of Mining & Technology, NM (1984-1985); Geologic Aide/Intern, PA Geological Survey, PA (Summer 1980 & 1981)

Personal Statement: "With the solid background in geology that I received at Pitt-Johnstown, I have been able to successfully engage in various sub-disciplines such as stratigraphy, mineralogy, geochemistry, crustal evolution and hydrogeology over the years. In conjunction with the emphasis on effective written and verbal communication that is interwoven into the Pitt-Johnstown geology curriculum, I was well prepared to pursue a career in public service where the proper application of geologic analysis and interpretation is as important as disseminating that information to non-geologist managers, policy makers and the general public."

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Last Reviewed: August 18, 2006