by Public Relations Office
March 17, 2003
Cedarville, OhioJohn Whitmore, assistant professor of geology at Cedarville University, has successfully completed his dissertation and requirements for a doctoral degree.
Whitmore`s dissertation, titled "Experimental Fish Taphonomy with a Comparison to Fossil Fishes," studied fish fossilization under varied conditions. He discovered that fossil fish preservation is often related to water depth, lake chemistry, and sedimentation rates. His research provided clues about ancient water depths.
Whitmore earned his Ph.D. in biology with an emphasis in paleontology from Loma Linda University, Loma Linda, Calif. The degree will be conferred formally on June 15, 2003. He also holds a B.S. in geology from Kent State University (1985) and an M.S. in geology from the Institute for Creation Research (1991).
Whitmore currently resides in Cedarville with his wife, Jamie, and their five children.