Rich Sleezer, Ph.D.

 Rch Sleezer

Associate Dean, Liberal Arts & Sciences

OFFICE: Roosevelt Hall 104

CAMPUS BOX: 4010
PHONE: 620-341-5278
FAX: 620-341-5681
EMAIL: rsleezer@emporia.edu

Education:

Ph.D. in Geography, University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas, December 2001.

M.S. in Physical Science, Emporia State University, Emporia, Kansas, May 1990.

B.S. in Geography, Emporia State University, Emporia, Kansas, December 1987.

Academic/Professional Experience

Associate Dean, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Emporia State University, June 2015 to Present

Chair, Department of Physical Sciences, Emporia State University, June 2012 to June 2015.

Head, Earth Science Program, Emporia State University, August 2000 to June 2012.

Associate Professor, Earth Science, Department of Physical Sciences, Emporia State University August 2004 to Present.

Assistant Professor, Earth Science, Department of Physical Sciences, Emporia State University, August 1998 to August 2004.

Instructor, Earth Science, Department of Physical Sciences, Emporia State University, January 1998 to May 1998.

Graduate Research Assistant, Kansas Geological Survey, Lawrence, Kansas, June 1991 to August 1998.

Teaching Assistant, Department of Geography, University of Kansas, August 1997 to December 1997.

Teaching Assistant, Department of Geography, University of Kansas, January 1991 to May 1992.

Research Assistant, Earth Science Department, Emporia State University, June 1989 to January 1990.

Teaching Assistant, Earth Science Department, Emporia State University, August 1998 to May 1989, and January 1990 to May 1990.

Service

State GIS Policy Board, Technical Advisory Committee for soils and surficial geology, State GIS Policy Board

State GIS Policy Board, Technical Advisory Committee for imagery and topography, State GIS Policy Board

Flint Hills Community Health Center, Subcommittee on Population Health, 2005-2014,

Olpe Recreation Advisory Committee 2004-2007

Technology Education Advisory Committee-Emporia High School-2006-2012

Member, Natural Areas Committee, 2002-present

Member, ESU Career Fair Planning Committee, Fall 2005.

Member, ESU Athletic Advisory Board, 2006-2009

Member, ESU Graduate Council, Fall 2007-2009

Faculty Champion, ESU Men's Basketball Team Fall 2012 to present.

Member, GeoSpatial Analysis Advisory Committee, 1998-present.

Sponsor, Geology/Earth Science Club, Spring 2000 and Fall 2005 to Spring 2006 and Fall 2010 to Spring 2011.

Faculty Sponsor, ESU Karate Club Fall 2011 to present.

Awards and Honors

ESU Research and Creativity Forum, Outstanding Collaborative Poster Presentation, 2005 & 2011

Emporia State University, Xi Phi Outstanding Faculty Award, 2006

Emporia State University, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Annual Award for Excellence in Teaching, 2005-2006

ESU Research and Creativity Forum, Outstanding Poster Presentation, 2004,

Kansas Geological Survey, Frank C. Foley, Outstanding Geohydrology Student Award, 1992, 1993 & 1998

Selected Publications

Aber, J.S., Aber, S.E., Buster, L., Jensen, W.E. and Sleezer, R. O. 2009.  Challenge of infrared kite aerial photography:  A digital update.  Kansas Academy of Science, Transactions 112, p. 31-39

Thompson, K. E., J.S. Aber, and Richard O. Sleezer, 2007.  Ross Natural History Reservation:  Six decades of changing land cover and management documented by aerial photography.  Emporia State Research Studies 43 (2): 53-63

Thompson, K. W., J.S. Aber, D.A. Backhus, and R.O. Sleezer, 2008.  University contributions to earth science teacher professional development.  The Earth Scientist, 27(2):  29-32.

Harrell, Kelby, James S. Aber, and Richard O. Sleezer, 2007.  Ross Natural History Reservation:  Six decades of changing land cover and management documented by aerial photography.  Emporia State Research Studies 43 (2): 53-63

Townsend, M.A. and R.O. Sleezer, 2007.  Factors Affecting Spatial Patterns of Vadose-Zone Nitrate in South-Central Kansas. Pg. 381-46, in Dibyendu Sarkar, Rupali Datta and Robyn Hannigan Editors, Developments in Environmental Science, Volume 5:  Concepts and Applications in Environmental Geochemistry, Elseview Ltd.

Smith, S.V., R.O. Sleezer, W.H. Renwick, and R.W. Buddemeier, 2005.  Fates of Eroded Soil Organic Carbon:  Mississippi Basin Case Study.  Ecological Applications 15(6): 1929-1940.

Renwick, W.H., S.V. Smith, R.O. Sleezer, and Robert W. Buddemeier, 2004.  Comment on "Managing Soil Carbon"  Abstract in, Science 305:1567.  Full text:  www.sciencemag.org/cgi/content/full/305/5690/1567c

Selected Recent Presentations at Professional Meetings (Citable Abstracts)

Sleezer, Richard O., 2014.  How Well Does the National Hydrography Dataset (NHD) Quantify the Number and Size of Small Anthropogenic Water Bodies in Kansas? Implications for Estimating Their Effects on Basin-Scale Water, Sediment and Carbon Storage.  Abstract and Presentation at the 146th Annual Meeting of the Kansas Academy of Science, April 4-5, Emporia State University, Emporia, Kansas.

Duarte, Adrienne M., Smith, Jon J., Sleezer, Richard O., and Platt, Brian., 2013.  Chronostratigraphic Inverstigations of the McPherson Channel in South Central Kansas:  Preliminary Interpretation from Particle Size and Stable Isotopic Analyses.  Abstract and Presentation at the 2013 Geological Society of America Meeting, October 27-30th, Denver, Colorado.

Johnson, B.D., Burnette, D.J., and Sleezer, R., 2013.  Identifying Oscillations and Teleconnections Forcing Snowfall in Northeast and East Central Kansas 1951-2011:  A Regional Climate Analysis and Study on Prediction.  Abstract and Presentation at the 145th Annual Meeting of the Kansas Academy of Science, Jognson County Community College, Overland Park, Kansas, April 5-6th, 2013

Sleezer, Richard O., Michael D. Newton, Kary Reznicek, Megan M. Flory, and Logan J. Sleezer, 2011.  Our Great Plains Earth-Moving Society.  Assessing the Impacts of Extensive Farm Pond and Terrace Construction in the Upper Neosho River Basin in Central Kansas.  Abstract and Presentation at the Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting, April 12-16, Seattle Washington

Flory, Megan M., and Richard O. Sleezer, 2009.  Development of Standard Digitizing Procedures to Assess Temporal Changes in Small, Anthropogenic Ponds Using Historical Aerial Photographs and GIS.  Abstract and Presentation at the 2009 Geological Society of America Meeting, October 18-21, Portland, Oregon.

Sleezer, Richard O., 2007.  What we do and don't know about the Geomorphic History, Surficial Geology, and Stratigraphy of the Equus Beds Aquifer in Central Kansas.  Abstract and in Invited Presentation, Joint South-Central and North-Central Regional Geological Society of America Meeting, April 11-13, Lawrence, Kansas.

Sleezer, Richard O., Stephen V. Smith, William H. Renwick, Robert W. Buddemeier, 2006.  Soil Erosion and the Carbon Cycle:  Perspectives from the Mississippi River Basin.  Abstract and Invited Presentation,Annual Meeting of the American Geophysical Union, December 10-15, San Francisco, California.