Dr. Donald E. Owen

Donald Owen

Dr. Owen views Rio Chama Canyon, New Mexico, while leading Four Corners Geological Society field trip during June, 2004. Seated on Cubero Sandstone Member of Dakota Sandstone, which forms rimrock of canyon.

General Information

  • Position: Professor Emeritas


  • Ph.D., in Geology, University of Kansas
  • M.S., in Geology, University of Kansas
  • B.S., in Geology, magna cum laude, Lamar University

Prior University, Professional, and Community Service

  • Lamar University Faculty Senate
  • International Subcommission on Stratigraphic Classification, Task Group on Sequence Stratigraphy, Member
  • North American Commission on Stratigraphic Nomenclature, Chairman, Vice Chairman, Member, 1978-present
  • Department of Geology, Lamar University, Chairman, 1985-1994

Prior Research Interests

  • Stratigraphy
  • Clastic Sedimentology
  • Subsurface Geology