Hobart M. King, Ph.D.
Geology.com is published by Hobart King. Dr. King holds degrees in geology from California University of Pennsylvania (B.S. 1975) and
West Virginia University (M.S. 1978, Ph.D. 1982). He is a licensed professional geologist in the Commonwealth
of Pennsylvania and has published Geology.com since 2005.
Dr. King was employed at the West Virginia Geological and Economic Survey from 1980 until 1994 where he served as a coal geologist, economic geologist and section head. In 1994 he joined the faculty of Mansfield University. He taught Mansfield University's first online course and spent two years as the director of Mansfield University's Center for Effective Teaching.
Dr. King retired from Mansfield University in 2008 and he now spends all of his time working on Geology.com. Contact information
for Geology.com can be found here.
Brad is a graduate of the Mapping Technology Program at Mansfield University of Pennsylvania and was President of the MU Geography Club. Brad is a cartographer and has composed many of the maps that you will see on Geology.com. One of his best projects is the United States Map Collection. He also maintains the Geology.com website and is responsible for monitoring our web development projects. Prior to college, Brad was a firefighter in the Navy for four years, stationed onboard the USS Theodore Roosevelt aircraft carrier. He enjoys hiking, ATV riding, and as you can tell from the photo he also enjoys hunting.
Angela is an artist, cartographer, and editor. She built our collections of Landsat Satellite Images and World Country Maps using a geographic information system and graphics software, and she edits some of the articles that appear on the site. Angela has a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Indiana University of Pennsylvania.
Laura is manager of the Geology.com store. If you place an order in the Geology.com store, she is the person who will carefully package and ship your items. She ships over 99% of all orders on the same day that they are received or the following business day. Laura responds to all inquiries about purchases and is responsible for all aspects of customer care.
Many others have contributed to the success of Geology.com. Significant thanks goes to: Patrick King for Perl programming and continuing advice on a wide range of technology topics; Ann Bryant for taking hundreds of photographs that are being used to develop our articles on rocks, minerals and gemstones; Christy Pratt for developing resources for earth science teachers; Google for granting us a license to use their interactive maps and providing many tools that have been used to develop and improve this website; NASA for providing access and permission to use their Landsat data; USGS and NOAA for providing a wealth of information and images; Dr. Kathryn Thorne of the Mansfield University Geography and Geology Department for cartography advice; Donna Fontenot for maintaining our wordpress sites and custom programming; John Coryat for Java programming and helping us with our first Google Maps; and, Robert Dahl of Map Resources for helping us get started with vector graphics.