Name: Donald R. Chesnut, Jr.
|On occassion||Taught Invertebrate Paleontology GLY401, Coal Geology Seminar (team taught), Bahamas Field Course in Carbonate Environments, University of Kentucky, Geosciences Dept.|
|1998-2006||As below plus Adjunct Assistant Professor, University of Kentucky Geosciences Dept.|
|2001||Retired Kentucky Geological Survey, Chief Paleontologist|
|1995-2000||Section Head, Coal and Minerals Section [& Chief Paleontologist], Kentucky Geological Survey|
|1992-1995||Acting Section Head, Coal and Minerals Section, Kentucky Geological Survey|
|1982-1992||Geologist and Stratigrapher for Coal Section (Field Program closed), Kentucky Geological Survey|
|1981-1982||Geologist and Stratigrapher for Coal Section, Head of Field Geologists, Kentucky Geological Survey|
|1979-1981||Geologist, Kentucky Geological Survey, Head of Corbin Field Office|
|1977-1978||Research Assistant, Geology Department, University of Kentucky|
|1976-1977||Teachers' Assistant, Geology Department, University of Kentucky|
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Activities and Responsibilities at Kentucky Geological Survey [before retirement]:
As Section Head: to administer section activities, help develop policies for section and Survey, manage section personnel, design research projects, and seek funding for research programs. As section manager: direct four Ph.D. and one M.S. researchers, two graduate students, and various data entry personnel. As section head: to develop funding programs with other agencies, consortia, and industry and then to assign principal investigators for each funded project. As stratigrapher and paleontologist for Coal Section: to delineate and clarify stratigraphic and paleontological problems in the Carboniferous strata of eastern Kentucky, to answer public inquiries concerning Pennsylvanian geology and coal-resource data for eastern Kentucky, and to initiate geologic and paleontological research in Kentucky by specialists from other institutions.
As Chief Paleontologist: to ensure that important paleontological finds in Kentucky are preserved and studied by appropriate specialists.
As Assistant Adjunct Professor to the Geosciences Department: to teach selected courses including Invertebrate Paleontology and Coal Geology Seminar (team taught) when requested and to assist the department in other ways.
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