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

  • NSF. Role: panel member. proposal review panel for earth science. 10/2019 - 11/2019
  • NASA. Role: panel member. proposal review panel for a planetary mission . 08/2019 - present
  • NASA. Role: Cryosphere representative . Standing Review Board, NISAR satellite mission. 07/2014 - 12/2016
  • Pac-12 University. External Review of Retention, Promotion and Tenure case Geography Associate Professor to Professor. 11/2011 - 12/2011
  • NASA. Role: reviewer. Proposal review panel. 07/11/2010 - 07/13/2010
  • 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. 05/2009 - 05/2011
  • National Science Foundation. Role: Chair. Chair of the Advisory Board for NSF Science and Technology Center “Center for Remote Sensing of Ice Sheets (CReSIS)” at University of Kansas. 04/2008 - 12/2010

Internal Service

  • 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. Reviewer , 03/24/2020 - 04/07/2020. University service.
  • Utah Informatics Initiative Committee -UI2 (2019 – present). 09/2019 - present. University service.
  • Advisory Board One U . 05/2019 - 03/2020. University service.
  • NEXUS Executive Committee. 05/2018 - present. University service.
  • Celebrate U Task Force. 09/2016 - present. University service.
  • Research Instrumentation Fund . selection commitee, 12/2015 - 05/2017. University service.
  • Graduate Student Support/Tuition Ad Hoc Committee . Committee member, 11/2015 - 05/2017. University service.
  • Search committee for Vice President of Research . committee member, 09/2015 - 01/2016. University service.
  • Steering Committee, working committee, research committee, sustainability committee for new CSBS building . 05/2015 - 08/2018. University service.
  • Eccles Fellowship Committee . Committee member, 02/2015 - present. University service.
  • Associate Dean of Research, College of Social and Behavioral Science. 07/2014 - present. College service.
  • pre-tenure leave committee. 11/2011 - 07/2012. College service.
  • CSBS Research Committee. 07/2011 - 07/2012. College service.
  • RPT Chair. 07/2010 - 07/2012. Department service.
  • RPT committee chair. chair, 07/2010 - 12/2010. Department service.
  • Adjunct Faculty Review Committee. committee member, 08/2009 - 12/2010. College service.
  • Adjunct Faculty Review Committee. 07/2009 - 07/2012. College service.

Outreach

  • invited talk to West High School environmental science class,Rick Forster, "Greenland ice sheet and climate change”, . 01/09/2011 - present
  • presentation to Skyline High School environmental science class, “Greenland ice sheet and climate change”. 05/28/2010 - 05/28/2010

Honors & Awards

  • College Senior Superior Research Award. College of Social and Behavior Science, 04/2012
  • 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. 05/23/2011.