Faculty and Staff

Alistair McCrone


  • B. A., Geology, University of Saskatchewan, 1953
  • M. Sc, Geology, University of Nebraska, 1955
  • Ph.D., Geology, University of Kansas, 1961
Professional Experience:
  • Professor of Geology at University of the Pacific from 1970-1974
  • joined HSU 1974
  • President emeritus of HSU
  • retired 2002


Personal and Research Interests:

Doctoral studies focused on Permian stratigraphy and paleoecology in eastern Nebraska, Kansas, and Oklahoma. Other geological experience includes research on sediments, geochemistry, biofacies, and pollution in the Hudson River Estuary and Long Island Sound, New York, between 1959-1958. McCrone was a Field Party Chief in the Yukon and Northwest Territories of Canada in 1956-1958, and a field geologist in Alberta and British Columbia in 1954-1955, for the Shell Oil Company. Earlier, he did wellsite planning and geological supervision for private consultants and the British American Oil Company. In 1969-1970, Dr. McCrone presented 48 half-hour lectures on Geology for the CBS National Network "Sunrise Semester" program. 

Alistair McCrone