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Craig Ashbrook

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Professor of Environmental Management
Southwest Virginia Community College
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Member Type: Faculty
Last Login: Dec 09, 2007
Member Since: Sep 17, 2007



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Southwest VA Community College
Division of Engineering
Richlands, VA 24641 US

Skills & Interests

Education History

  • Doctor of Arts (05/2002)
    George Mason University
  • DCCE (05/1996)
    George Mason University
  • Groundwater Scientist Credential (09/1991)
    The Ohio State University
  • Master of Arts (12/1979)
    East Tennessee State University
  • Bachelor of Science (08/1975)
    East Tennessee State University
  • Associate of Arts Degree (08/1972)
    Southwest VA Community College
  • Associate in Applied Sceince (08/1972)
    Southwest VA Community College


  • Professor of Environmental Management (08/1989 - Current) Soutwest Virginia Community College
  • Others available upon request (09/2007 - 09/2007)


  • Ashbrook, Craig M.. (2004). Geology of the Cedar Bluff Overlook Park
  • Ashbrook, Craig M.. (July 2004). Toward The Unification of Disciplines in GSA Today (Volume 14, Number 7).
  • Ashbrook, Craig M.. (2002). Soil Attributes as Viable Agents in Red Spruce Mortality Along the Southern Appalachian Highlands With Applications As Field and Laboratory Exercises For Community College Science Courses.. UMI Company.
  • Ashbrook, Craig M.. (1979). KarstLandforms, Their Location, Identification, and Description Within the Clinch River Basin, Virginia.
  • Ashbrook, Craig M.. (1976). Caves of Russell County in The Lebanon News


  • Royal Geographical Society
    Chartered Geographer 06/2004 - Current
  • Society of Independent Prfessional Earth Scientists
    Certified Earth Scientist 05/2004 - Current
  • Society of Independent Professional Earth Scientists
    Member 01/2004 - Current
  • Geological Society of London
    Fellow 01/2003 - Current
  • Geological Society of America
    Professional Member 01/1982 - Current
  • State of Tennessee
    Registered Professional Geologist 05/1991 - 09/2007

Honors and Awards

  • Neil Miner Award (10/2005)
    For exceptional contributions to the stimulation of interest in the earth sciences
  • SCHEV Outstanding Faculty representative for SwVCC (09/2003)
  • Educator of the Year (05/2003)
    Phi Delta Kappa International, SW Virginia Chapter 1202
  • Community College Service Award (05/2002)
    For writing and defending an outstanding dissertation, which contributes to both the discipline (geography) and to college education. George Mason University.
  • Virginia's Professor of the Year (03/1992)
    CASE Award
  • John Moss Award for Excellence in College Geology Teaching (10/1991)

Teaching Experience

  • A plethora of Environmental Science Courses ( Current)
    Southwest Virginia Community College - geology, geography, forestry, hydrology, environmental codes, soil science
    available on request
  • Oceanography for Teachers (Summer 2007)
    University of Virginia - Oceanography
  • Geology of Virginia (Spring 2007)
    University of Virginia - geology
    Complete course covering the geology of the Commonwealth
  • Physical Geology (Spring 2006)
    University of Virginia - Earth Materials and processes


  • Too many to list to date, 09/17/2007
    List available on request