Dr. John Whitmore serves as professor of geology. He earned his B.S. in geology from Kent State University (1985) and his M.S. in geology from the Institute for Creation Research (1991). His Ph.D. (biology, paleontology emphasis) is from Loma Linda University (2003), where he studied the fossil fish taphonomy of the Green River Formation of Wyoming. Before coming to Cedarville University in 1991, Dr. Whitmore taught high school science and math and spent a summer working for the United States Geological Survey in Reston, Virginia. Dr. Whitmore serves on the boards of the Creation Research Science Education Foundation and the newly formed Creation Geology Society. He is also a member of the Creation Research Society and the Geological Society of America (GSA). His publications include many GSA abstracts, journal articles, and an adventure book titled The Great Alaskan Dinosaur Adventure (Master Books: Green Forest, AR. 1998). He helped organize the very first Creation Geology Conference held at Cedarville University in 2007, which has become an annual event. His primary areas of interest are Grand Canyon geology, limnogeology, taphonomy, and origins. He and his wife, Jamie, were married in 1988 and have six children.