UMaine Faculty Member Establishes Professorship in School of Earth and Climate Sciences

A professorship in petrology and mineralogy has been established in the University of Maine by UMaine research professor Edward Grew.

The Edward Sturgis Grew Professorship will allow for the hiring of a tenure-eligible faculty member in the School of Earth and Climate Sciences in the 2016 academic year. The professorship will focus on teaching and research in igneous and/or metamorphic petrology, geochemistry and mineralogy, and will be part of the Geodynamics, Crustal Studies and Earth Rheology research group.

Grew, a research professor of geological sciences, also established an Earth Sciences Endowment Fund in the University of Maine Foundation to support the educational and research activities of students.

This is the second professorship created in the College of Natural Sciences, Forestry, and Agriculture through private donations in the past two years. In 2013, Farm Credit of Maine (which merged with Farm Credit East on Jan. 1, 2014) established a term professorship in agricultural economics and agricultural finance. Xuan Chen was appointed to the professorship to teach production economics, assist with agricultural and natural resource-based industry cost-of-production studies, and lead the UMaine’s Farm Credit Fellowship Program.

Farm Credit East, a nearly century-old cooperative, has a long history of hiring UMaine graduates.

Contact: Margaret Nagle, 207.581.3745