October 18, 2000 Geneva, NY-Professor of Geology Don Woodrow has been given the Outstanding Educator Award by the Eastern Section of the American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG). The award was presented at their 29th annual meeting in London, Ontario, Canada.
The Association gave the award “in recognition of a dedicated geologist-educator who, with quiet dignity and humor, has inspired students both in the classroom and in the field to appreciate the beauty of the science of geology.”
Woodrow came to Hobart and William Smith as an assistant professor of geology, and rose to full professor in 1975. He served for two years as associate dean of faculty, and has had scholarly appointments at various institutions including Penn State University, the University of Reading, England, SUNY Binghamton, the University of Rochester, and the Open University, in England.
Woodrow is a registered professional geologist in Pennsylvania, and has been designated a certified professional geologist by the American Institute of Professional Geologists. His research focuses on the sedimentation and water quality of Seneca Lake.