Kenneth E. Caster

Fellow: Awarded 1943

Field of Study: Earth Science

Fellow: Awarded 1954

Field of Study: Earth Science

Fellow: Awarded 1955

Field of Study: Earth Science

Competition: US & Canada

Born: 01-26-1908

Died: 05-18-1992

As published in the Foundation’s Report for 1943–44:

CASTER, KENNETH EDWARD.  Appointed for a field study of the stratigraphy, paleonotology and paleoecology of the Paleozoic strata of the Northern sector of the Andes, with particular reference to the age, relationships, and fossil faunas of the Andean Devonian sequence as developed in Colombia and adjacent Venezuela; tenure, twelve months from July, 1943 (postponed).

Born January 26, 1908, New Albany, Pennsylvania.  Education:  Cornell University, A.B., 1929, M.S., 1931, Ph.D., 1933.

Assistant in Entomology, 1928–30, Assistant in Geology, 1929–30, Instructor in Paleontology, 1930–32, Instructor in Geology, 1932–35, Cornell University; Assistant Head of Science Department, 1935–36, Geneseo State College; Curator of the Museum, 1936–40, Assistant Professor of Geology, and Fellow of the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, 1940—, University of Cincinnati.

Publications:  Elementary Descriptions of Cincinnatian Fossils (with Walter H. Bucher), 1939. Articles in Bulletins of American Paleontology, Bulletin of the Geological Society of America, Proceedings of the Geological Society of America, Bulletin of the American Association of Petroleum Geologists, Journal of Paleontology, Communications of the Commission of the Geological Survey of Portugal, American Journal of Science, Palaeontologische Zeitschrift, Cincinnati Times-Star, Palaeontographica Americana, Pan American Geologist, Science. Contributor to Guidebook No. 4, International Geological Congress, 1932; Proceedings of the Eighth American Scientific Congress, 1942.