Title: Geologist and Pedologist
Company: Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
Location: Lubbock, Texas, United States
Joseph Goebel, Geologist and Pedologist at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Scientists for dedication, achievements, and leadership in the field of geology.
An accomplished scientist, Dr. Goebel has found immense success in his field, specializing in geology and pedology. He has educating those at the Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University at the Laughlin Air Force Base in Del Rio, TX, for decades, serving as an associate professor since 1994. Dr. Goebel has held other positions including chief technology advisor for the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization in Maputo, Mozambique, a senior soil scientist in Placerville, CA, Mount Pleasant, TX, and Djibouti and an associate research scientist for the Minnesota Geological Survey, among others. Other responsibilities Dr. Goebel has undertaken include serving as a soil physicist for multiple organizations and a team leader for the Institute for Developmental Anthropology, in Les Caies, Haiti, in 1985. Furthermore, Dr. Goebel has been involved with the US Military, serving as a Chaplain Texas Guard from 2004 to 2008 and US Army Medical Corps from 1957 to 1959.
Dr. Goebel became involved in his profession when he was 15 years old, helping a soil conservationist lay out contour strips on a farm. He spent ten years working for the Soil Conservation Service, travelling around the world and throughout the United States with his wife Elizabeth Turning, both appreciating every moment and not regretting a second of their adventures. A highlight of his career involves the intensity of completing the quaternary geological map for Minnesota and he considers this chapter of his life to be the most intense and outstanding, using his work as the basis of his doctoral dissertation for the Doctor of Philosophy degree he earned from Texas Tech University in 1978. He is a registered professional geologist with the state of Indiana and a certified teacher for the state Texas who holds membership with organizations such as the American Association of Professional Geologists, the Soil Science Society of America and the Association de Miners y Geologos de Mexico, among others. In recognition of his great success, Dr. Goebel has been presented the coveted Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award and has been featured in Who’s Who in Science and Engineering.
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