Dr. Michael Caudill
Faculty, GeoEnvironmental Science
Mike joined the Hocking School of Natural Resources in 2000. With faculty experience at the University of Akron and Kent State University, Caudill brought with him a research background that includes 29 publications. He has published articles in national and international journals, research abstracts, and field guidebooks. Mike was formerly employed by the Ohio Department Natural Resources, Division of Geological Survey where he conducted field mapping, deep coal, and coal-bed methane resource studies. He is co-author of the newly published Ohio Bedrock Geology map.
At Hocking College, Mike co-founded the innovative GeoEnvironmental Science program in 2009. This unique program combines the academic rigor of the Geology and Environmental Science fields to provide his students marketable, technical skills. Mike has developed and taught numerous courses at Hocking College, including Physical Geology, Environmental Geology, Historical Geology, Ohio Geology, Soils, Hydrogeology, Engineering Geology, Geomorphology, Geoarcheology, and Stream Water Quality Monitoring. He received the Hocking College's Excellence in Education Award for outstanding teaching in 2012. Caudill has a Bachelor of Science in Geological Sciences from Marshall University, a Master of Science in Geological Sciences from Ohio University, and a Ph.D. in Geological Sciences from the University of Tennessee. He conducts summer research on soils and landscape evolution of the upper Ohio River Valley.
Faculty, GeoEnvironmental Science
Kim co-founded the innovative GeoEnvironmental Science program in 2009. This unique program combines the academic rigor of the Geology and Environmental Science fields to provide marketable, technical skills to her students. Kim is a Licensed Professional Geologist with over 20 years of experience in GeoEnvironmental project management, assessment and remediation at sites across the country, especially those where ground water was impacted by pollutants.
Before joining Hocking College, Kim worked as an environmental consultant performing projects for both private and public sector clients at Formerly Used Defense (NIKE Missile) sites, active military installations, Brownfield sites, industrial and commercial properties. Kim began her career at the Ohio Department Natural Resources working in the Abandoned Mined Lands Program. She has also been an Urban Conservationist addressing storm water issues in northeast Ohio.
Kim lends her extensive knowledge in the GeoEnvironmental field to developing and teaching several core courses; Environmental Laws, Environmental Geology, Site Assessment, Storm Water Management, Sampling & Monitoring, Petroleum & Mineral Resource Management, Subsurface Investigation and GeoEnvironmental Careers. She received Hocking College's Excellence in Education Award for outstanding teaching in 2012. She recently won the 2016 Natural Resources Conservation Educator of the Year Award from the Athens County Soil & Water Conservation District. Kim received her Bachelor of Science in Geological Sciences from Ohio University and is an active member of the National Ground Water Association. She serves on the Hocking College Shale Oil Task Force and serves as an Academic Advisor for GeoEnvironmental Science students at Hocking College.
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