Alan E. Kehew

Alan E. Kehew
Professor of Geosciences
Office: (269) 387-5495
Fax: (269) 387-5513
Location
3325 Rood Hall, Mail Stop 5241
Mailing address
Department of Geosciences
Western Michigan University
1903 W Michigan Ave
Kalamazoo MI 49008-5241 USA
Education
Ph.D., Geology, University of Idaho, 1977
M.S., Earth Science, Montana State University, 1971
B.S., Geology, Bucknell University, 1969
Research interests
  • Hydrogeology
  • Geomorphology
Bio

Dr. Alan Kehew is professor of hydrochemistry and glacial geology in the Department of Geosciences at Western Michigan University.

Kehew’s research interests are hydrogeology and geomorphology, often emphasizing environmental aspects. His research focuses on the hydrogeochemical aspects of contaminated and uncontaminated aquifers. Over the past few years, he has mapped glacial geology of southern Michigan through the United States Geological Survey STATEMAP and EDMAP programs and the Great Lakes Geologic Mapping Coalition. These works generated new understanding of dynamics of ice lobes that covered Michigan during the last glaciation, glacial landforms and stratigraphy. In addition to glaciation of Michigan, he is interested in applying mapping for aquifer delineation and protection, aggregates exploration, geologic hazards and other uses.

With the transfer of mapping responsibilities of the Michigan Geological Survey to the Department of Geosciences, he hopes to expand mapping emphasis in the department.