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About John H. Whitmore, Ph.D.

Before coming to Cedarville University in 1991, Dr. Whitmore taught high school science and math and spent a summer working for the United States Geological Survey. Dr. Whitmore serves on the board of the Creation Geology Society and is a member of the Creation Research Society and the Geological Society of America (GSA). His publications include many GSA abstracts, journal articles, book chapters, popular articles, and an adventure book titled The Great Alaskan Dinosaur Adventure. He speaks internationally on the topics of Creation, geology, and Noah’s Flood and has led many trips in the Grand Canyon.


Present Senior Professor of Geology, Cedarville University Department of Science and Mathematics


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Honors and Awards

  • Faculty Scholar Award, Cedarville University - 2008
  • Faculty Teaching Effectiveness Award, Cedarville University - 2007
  • Faculty Summer Grant, Cedarville University - 2004
  • Elwood McCluskey Award, Loma Linda University Department of Natural Sciences - 2003
  • National Association of Geology Teachers Summer Grant - 1984
  • Faculty Scholar Award, Cedarville University - 2017


  • Geology of the National Parks
  • Geomorphology
  • Historical Geology
  • Introduction to Physical Geology
  • Invertebrate Paleontology
  • Mineralogy
  • Principles of Earth Science
  • Readings in Geology
  • Research in Geology
  • Stratigraphy & Sedimentology

Contact Information

Department of Science and Mathematics
Cedarville University
ENS 225A


Dissertation (1)

Books (2)

Refereed Articles (11)

Refereed Proceedings (16)