Dr. John Mylroie
Dept. of Geosciences
John Mylroie is and has been a member of the Board of Directors of KWI since its inception.
He has served as the Founding President, Secretary and Treasurer.
He has a BSc degree in Biology from Syracuse University and a PhD in geology from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.
has been awarded both the Science Award and the Honorary Member award by the National Speleological Society
in recognition of his
work in island and coastal karst.
interest in karst and paleoclimatology has taken him to glaciated karst in New York, Great Britain, and Norway, and to island karst in the Atlantic, Pacific, and Indian Oceans as well as the Caribbean and Adriatic Seas.
has helped create the carbonate depositional model for the Bahamian Archipelago, and has used his
island karst model to assist water resources management in islands such as Guam and to provide reservoir models for the petroleum industry.
has helped organize KWI
Symposia in paleokarst (Bahamas 1995), paleoclimatology (Norway 1996), karst in young limestones (Florida 2002) and karst as reservoirs (South Dakota 2008) to help advance the mission of the KWI.
He chairs the Wilson Scholarship Committee, which awards funds annually to the top MSc student doing physical karst science at a US institution.
John is Professor of Geology in and a former chair of the Department of Geosciences at Mississippi State University.