RICHARD R FORSTER, PHD portrait
  • Associate Dean College of Social & Behavioral Sciences, Social & Behav Science-Dean
  • Professor, Geography Department
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Professional Service

  • Role: External Reader. Entity: University of Waterloo external reader for PhD dissertation defense, Aaron Thompson, “Developing Parameter Constraints for Radar-based SWE Retrievals”. 2021 - 2021
  • Role: Panel Member. Entity: NSF proposal review panel for earth science. 2019 - 2019
  • Entity: NASA Role: Cryosphere representative Standing Review Board, NISAR satellite mission. 2014 - 2016
  • Entity: Pac-12 University External Review of Retention, Promotion and Tenure case Geography Associate Professor to Professor. 2011 - 2011
  • Role: Reviewer. Entity: NASA Proposal review panel. 2010 - 2010
  • Entity: NSF Role: Chair of the Advisory Board Chair of the Advisory Board for NSF Science and Technology Center “Center for Remote Sensing of Ice Sheets (CReSIS)” at University of Kansas. 2009 - 2011
  • Role: Chair. Entity: National Science Foundation Chair of the Advisory Board for NSF Science and Technology Center “Center for Remote Sensing of Ice Sheets (CReSIS)” at University of Kansas. 2008 - 2010

Internal Service

  • One U Research Council Working Group. 2022 - present. service.
  • Role: Reviewer Reviewer for UofU COVID-19 Seed Grants sponsored by the Office of the Vice President for Research in partnership with the Immunology, Inflammation and Infectious Disease (3i) Initiative. 2020 - 2020. service.
  • Utah Informatics Initiative Committee -UI2 (2019 – present). 2019 - present. service.
  • Advisory Board One U. 2019 - 2020. service.
  • NEXUS Executive Committee. 2018 - present. service.
  • Celebrate U Task Force. 2016 - 2019. service.
  • Research Instrumentation Fund. Selection Commitee, 2015 - 2017. service.
  • Graduate Student Support/Tuition Ad Hoc Committee. Committee Member, 2015 - 2017. service.
  • Search committee for Vice President of Research. Committee Member, 2015 - 2016. service.
  • Steering Committee, working committee, research committee, sustainability committee for new CSBS building. 2015 - 2018. service.
  • Eccles Fellowship Committee. Committee Member, 2015 - present. service.
  • Associate Dean of Research, College of Social and Behavioral Science. 2014 - present. service.
  • pre-tenure leave committee. 2011 - 2012. service.
  • CSBS Research Committee. 2011 - 2012. service.
  • RPT committee chair. Chair, 2010 - 2010. service.
  • RPT Chair. 2010 - 2012. service.
  • Adjunct Faculty Review Committee. Committee Member, 2009 - 2010. service.
  • Adjunct Faculty Review Committee. 2009 - 2012. service.

Honors & Awards

  • College Senior Superior Research Award. College of Social and Behavior Science, 2012
  • Student Choice Teaching Award. Associated Students of the University of Utah, 2009

In the Media

  • feature arctile in Salt Lake Tribune "Getting to the bottom of Greenland's ice" by Brian Maffly. front page of Utah Section includes 4 Photos of field reserach, a map, and text describing our research expedition. 2011.