Resource Person: Alan Fryar PhD, University of Alberta
Alan Fryar received his BS in Geology and History from Duke University in 1984, his MS in Geology from Texas A&M University in 1986, and his PhD in Geology from the University of Alberta (Canada) in 1992. From 1992 to 1995, he was Research Associate in the Bureau of Economic Geology at the University of Texas at Austin. Since 1995, he has been a faculty member in the Department of Geological Sciences (now Earth and Environmental Sciences) at the University of Kentucky, where he is currently Professor. He has graduated eight PhD and 17 MS advisees. His current and recent research projects include groundwater ﬂow and chemistry in karst regions of Morocco and China; occurrence of arsenic in ﬂoodplains of the Ganges and Mekong rivers; transport of bacteria in karst aquifers in Kentucky; and groundwater-stream interactions in major river valleys in Kentucky.
He has authored or co-authored 57 papers in international scientiﬁc journals, 11 conference papers, four book chapters, six book reviews, and essays in The Chronicle of Higher Education, Earth Magazine, and International Educator. He is a Fellow of the Geological Society of America (GSA) and past chair of its Hydrogeology Division. He is a member of the American Geophysical Union, the International Association of GeoChemistry, the International Association of Hydrogeologists (IAH), and the National Ground Water Association. He is book review editor of the journal Groundwater, an associate editor of the journal Groundwater for Sustainable Development, and former co-editor of the journal Environmental & Engineering Geoscience. He was a Fulbright Specialist to Pakistan (December 2009–January 2010) and India (February-March 2017) and a Fulbright Scholar to Morocco (January-May 2014). He received the International Service Award from the IAH U.S. National Chapter and the GSA Hydrogeology Division Distinguished Service Award.