Dr. Jason Price is an associate professor of Earth science at Wayne State College. Prior to arriving at WSC, he taught more than 7,000 students, including at a community college, undergraduate institutions, and a research university where he received an Outstanding Teaching Award. Dr. Price also spent six years in the private sector in Illinois where he is a Licensed Professional Geologist, working as an environmental consultant and as a manager of a construction materials testing laboratory. He has served as an editor with the journal Aqueous Geochemistry and has been awarded Excellence in Reviewing by the journal Chemical Geology.
At Wayne State College Dr. Price teaches courses in all of the Earth sciences, including geology, meteorology, climate change, and hydrology, as well as physics labs. He serves as the geological curator of the A. Jewell Schock Natural History Museum. Dr. Price is a longtime member of the Geological Society of America, Mineralogical Society of America, The Geochemical Society, and Clay Minerals Society where he served on the student grants committee.
Ph.D., Geological Sciences (emphasis in low temperature geochemistry), Michigan State University, 2003
M.S., Geological Sciences (emphasis in low temperature geochemistry), Michigan State University, 1994
B.S., Northern Illinois University (with University Honors and Departmental Honors in Geology), 1990
Dr. Price is a multi-disciplinary geoscientist with expertise in the chemistry of the Earth’s surface, whether natural or anthropogenic. His research extends from the Yangtze Delta, China, to the high-elevation, remote wilderness of Colorado. In addition to sampling atmospheric precipitation and surface water, Dr. Price and his students may be found snowshoeing into high elevations to collect sediment from the bottom of frozen lakes. Such research has been published in numerous journals, including a story in The New York Times.