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Steven Hovan

Indiana University of Pennsylvania
Chairperson, Geoscience Dept.
Steve Hovan is Chairperson of the Geoscience Department at Indiana University of Pennsylvania. His research interests include ancient climates and global wind systems, and more recently the environmental impact of “legacy” oil and gas wells in Pennsylvania. In particular he works with an interdisciplinary team to build tools and mechanisms to identify the location of wells from historical maps, crowd-sourced information, and state regulatory records. He continues to enjoy teaching courses in meteorology, oceanography and mentor undergraduate research students while serving as Distinguished University Professor at IUP.