Company: Tarrant County College
Location: Fort Worth, Texas, United States
Billy R. Caldwell, Geologist at Tarrant County College, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Scientists for dedication, achievements, and leadership in geology education.
Geology wasn’t on Dr. Caldwell’s radar until college, when he took a course on it and loved it. He decided to pursue it further, and ended up obtaining a Bachelor of Arts and a Master of Arts from Texas Christian University in 1954 and 1970, respectively, and a PhD from the University of Cambridge in 2004. He also became a certified petroleum geologist No. 2476 through the American Association of Petroleum Geologists, a certified professional geologist No. 7464 through the American Institute of Professional Geologists, and a licensed professional geoscientist No. 3112 through the state of Texas.
Dr. Caldwell’s first position in the field was geologist with Geological Engineering Services, Inc., followed by science teacher for Lake Worth ISD and manager of Outdoor Living Inc. He found he liked using his knowledge to help others, so he became an independent geological consultant, a petroleum and environmental geology consultant, and an adjunct geology professor at Tarrant County College. He has maintained all three roles since 1971. To further his reach, Dr. Caldwell authored “The History of the Fort Worth Basin” for The Professional Geologist, “Geology in The Bible” for Exposure Publishing, “Barnett Shale Production Potentials,” and “Geological Investigations in Environmental Studies” for The Professional Geologist.
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