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Floyd W. McCoy, PhD

Occupation: Professor of Geology
Born: Seattle, Washington

Education:
PhD in Geological Sciences, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA (1974)
MS in Volcanology, University of Hawaii at Manoa, Honolulu, Hawaii (1965)
BS in Geology, University of Hawaii at Manoa, Honolulu, Hawaii (1962)
Coursework in Engineering, Purdue University

Career:
Graduate Faculty in Geology, University of Hawai’i at Manoa, Honolulu, Hawaii (1993-Present)
Professor of Geology and Oceanography, Windward Community College, University of Hawai’i, Kaneohe, Hawaii (1990-Present)
Senior Research Scientist, Associated Scientists at Woods Hole (ASWH), Woods Hole, MA (1986-Present)
Fellow, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC (1973-1974, 1990)
Curator, Director, Core Laboratory, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory and Columbia University, Palisades, NY (1974-1986)
Researcher, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, MA (1970-1973)
Junior Geophysicist, Hawaii Institute of Geophysics, University of Hawai’i at Manoa (1965-1966)
Affiliate Graduate Faculty, University of California Santa Barbara; Affiliate Graduate Faculty, Harvard University

Career Related:
Visiting Research Professor, Weiner Laboratory, American School of Classical Studies at Athens, Athens, Greece (2008); Malcolm H. Wiener Professor, Wiener Laboratory, American School of Classical Studies at Athens (2007-2008); Reader, Marine Biological Laboratory, Woods Hole, MA (1984-1996); Visiting Researcher, Università degli Studi di Milano, Milano, Italy (1988-1989); Visiting Researcher/Graduate Fellow/Assistant Scientist, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, MA (1966-1974); Sedimentologist, Deep-Sea Drilling Program, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, La Jolla, CA (1973); Founder, Research Geoarcheology Laboratory Associated with American School of Classical Studies at Athens

Military:
With, United States Navy Reserve (1953-1960); With, United States Navy, Formosa Straits Crisis and Korea (1954-1959)

Civic:
Former Director, Member, Board of Directors, Local Group, Waikalualoko Fishpond Preservation Society, Kaneohe, Hawaii (1996-Present); Vice President, Board of Directors, Associated Scientists at Woods Hole (ASWH), Woods Hole, MA (1986-1992); Member, Board of Directors, Woods Hole Historical Collection/Museum (1986-1991); Local Neighborhood Board Member, Preserving Marsh in the Center of Town from Development; Member, Board of Trustees, Institute for Aegean Prehistory (INSTAP), Greenwich, CT; Member, Board of Trustees, Study Center of East Crete, Institute for Aegean Prehistory (INSTAP), Greenwich, CT

Creative Works:
Featured, The New York Times, Sunday Edition (2012); Author, “Geological Guidebook to Santorini” (1997); Editor, Ocean Drilling Program, Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas (1988-1989); Author, Book, “The Bytes Brothers,” Six Volumes (1984-1985); Featured, 30 TV Specials Including Three for National Geographic, NBC, Discovery Channel, WGBH; Contributor, Articles to Various Publications; Presenter in Field

Achievements:
Geological and geophysical survey of late Bronze Age deposits in Greece on Santorini and Crete; Development of oceanographic programs in Italy and Israel; Service as chief scientist on numerous oceanographic cruises; Working on combining the fields of archeology and geology called geoarcheology, new emerging field; First foreigners to live on the Samoan Islands since Margaret Mead has been there about 25 years before; Represented the first graduating class with a baccalaureate degree at the University of Hawai’i in geology/geological sciences; One of six to eight senior Fulbright scholars in the country; One of prime sites that he’s working at for decades, Bronze Age Eruption of Santorini in Greece; Featured in Millennium Magazine

Awards:
Recipient, Distinguished Alumnus of the Year Award, University of Hawaii (2021); Alexander Onassis Senior Fellow, Athens, Greece (2008); Fulbright Senior Scholar, Greece (2007-2008)

Memberships:
Fellow, Geological Society of America (2000-Present); Member, Kailua Historical Society; Member, American Geophysical Union; Member, Archaeological Institute of America; Member, International Association of Sedimentologists (IAS); Member, British School of Archaeology (British School at Athens); Member, Society for Sedimentary Geology; Member, Society for Hawaiian Archaeology; Member, National Association of Geoscience Teachers (NAGT); Member, American Association for the Advancement of Science; Member, International Tsunami Society; Member, The Oceanographic Society; Member, Fulbright Association; Member, Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Honor Society

Family:
Son of Floyd Warren McCoy & Virginia Nell (Engle) McCoy
Married: Ann Woloshack (4/30/1994)
Children: Mark; Jill; Brent; Elena; Matt

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