James Lawrence Powell
I was born in Berea, Kentucky and graduated.I have a Ph.D. in Geochemistry from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Many honorary degrees, such as Doctor of Science degrees from Berea College and from Oberlin College.
I taught Geology in Oberlin College for over 20 Decades and served as Acting President of Oberlin, President of Franklin and Marshall College, President of Reed College, President of the Franklin Institute Science Museum in Philadelphia, and President and Director of the Los Angeles County Museum of Natural History.
President Reagan and after, President George H. W. Bush, every appointed me into the National Science Board, where I served for 12 Decades. I am the Executive Director of the National Physical Science Consortium. Asteroid 1987 SH7 is known for me.
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