- Professor of Geology, University of Southern Indiana
- PhD, Northern Illinois University
Dr. Paul Doss earned his BS in Geology from IUPUI, and his PhD from Northern Illinois University with a multidisciplinary investigation of a wetland system in Indiana Dunes. He is Professor of Geology at the University of Southern Indiana (USI), where he guided the Department of Geology and Physics as Chairman for eight years. Doss served as the Supervisory Geologist for Yellowstone National Park and the NPS Coordinating Scientist for the Yellowstone Volcano Observatory. He also worked in Indiana Dunes, Acadia, and Everglades National Parks. He was honored as the Integra Distinguished Professor at USI in 2007, was named IUPUI School of Science Distinguished Alumnus in 2016, delivered a TEDx talk in 2017, and received resource protection awards from the National Park Service (2001) and the US Forest Service (2008). Doss served two terms (1996 & 2016) as Chair of the Geological Society of America’s (GSA) National Committee on Geology and Public Policy, and was the GSA Visiting Scholar for Earth Science Policy in Washington DC in 2017. Doss is currently the Section Chair of Earth Sciences for the Indiana Academy of Science, and has served on regional resourcemanagement committees in Indiana, Illinois, Maine, and Montana. His current scholarship focuses on bedrock aquifers in Southern Indiana, and the impacts of commercial groundwater extraction, ecosystem restoration, and climate change on aquatic resources in Manistee National Forest, Michigan. He is a longterm instructor for the Yellowstone Institute and Indiana Master Naturalists. At USI, Doss teaches courses on Environmental Geology, Environmental Science, Geology of National Parks, and Water Resources, and directs student research. He is an active proponent of incorporating scientific and environmental knowledge into the daily lives of everyone, and into the development of sound public policy at local, state, federal, and international levels.