William Bischoff

Professor and Graduate Coordinator








Contact Information

Email: bill.bischoff@wichita.edu
Office: GB 004
Geology Phone: 316-978-7204


B.A., Geology and Chemistry, 1979, DePauw University, Greencastle, Indiana
M.S., Geological Sciences, 1982, Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois
Ph.D., Geological Sciences, 1985, Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois

Teaching Experience

Dean, 2002-2012, Fairmount College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Wichita State University
Associate Dean, 1997-2002, Fairmount College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Wichita State University
Chair, 1994-1997, Geology Department, Wichita State University
Professor, 2000-present, Wichita State University
Associate Professor, 1990-2000, Wichita State University
Assistant Professor, 1984-1990, Wichita State University
Research Assistant, 1983-1984, Northwestern University
Teaching Assistant, 1979-1982, Northwestern University
Teaching Assistant, 1977-1978, DePauw University

Grants Funded

Petroleum Research Fund of the American Chemical Society, "Testing the Subtidal Dolomititization Model: Holocene Dolomites in Cangrejo Shoals, Belize," $49,251, 1996-1997.
Carey Salt, Hutchinson, Kansas, "Instrumentation for Geochemistry Laboratory, The Wichita State University," $1,000, September, 1987.
Petroleum Research Fund of the American Chemical Society, "Stability and Characterization of Magnesian Calcites: Laboratory Precipitates and Marine Cements," $18,000, 1987-1990.
The Wichita State University, "Stability of Magnesite," $3,750, 1986-1987.

Honorary Societies

Phi Beta Kappa
Alpha Lambda Delta

Editorial Boards

Carbonates and Evaporites, Associate Editor. 1991 - present
Carbonates and Evaporites, Associate Book Review Editor. 1991-1993.
Carbonates and Evaporites, Book Review Editor. 1993- 1998.

Honors and Awards

National Honor Society Scholarship, 1975
Rector Scholarship, DePauw University, 1975-1978
Summer Field Camp Scholarship, National Association of Geology Teachers, 1978
University Scholarship, Northwestern University, 1979-1980
Fulbright Fellow Nomination 1990
Visiting Researcher, Dept. of Oceanography, Universite Libre de Bruxelles, 1991

University Service

University College Advisor, Geology Department, 1986-1997.
Notetaker, Geology Department, 1986-1994.
BGS Degree Advisor, Geology Department, 1990-1997.
Chair, Chair Review Committee, Geology Department, 1987.
Secretary, Senate Honors Committee, The Wichita State University, 1987-1988.
Secretary, Honors Director Search Committee, The Wichita State University, 1988.
Undergraduate and Graduate Curriculum Committees, Geology Department, 1986-1997.
Environmental Science Degree Programs Committee, Fairmount College, 1990-1997.
Watkins Visiting Professor Committee, Fairmount College, 1994-1997
Geology Department Representative, Fairmount College Program Review Committee, 1992.
Academic Operations Council, Wichita State University, 1997-present.
Concurrent Enrollment Coordinator, Fairmount College, 1997-present.
Research in Academic Affairs Committee, 1998.

Masters Students

Felix N. Nchako, "Chemical Weathering Rate and a Geochemical Mass Balance for the Flyin-W Catchment, Greenwood County, Kansas," 1987.

Michael E. Lane, "Microstructural Ordering in Synthetic Opals: An X-ray Diffraction and Infrared and Raman Spectral Study," 1987.

Barbara A. Birdwell, "The Distribution, Mineralogy, Geochemistry, and Petrography of Recent Dolomite, San Pedro Savannah, Ambergris Cay, Belize," 1992.

Jeralynne Hawthorne, "The Ca, Mg, Sr, Mn, Fe content of the ostracode valves of Cypredeis salebrosa and Cyprideis americana from Belize: Environmental or Vital Effects?" (in progress)

Publications List