Dr. Christopher Mathewson

Top Professional of the Year 2018

Dr. Mathewson has been a highly respected figure in the geological field for over forty years. After receiving his Bachelor’s degree from Case Institute of Technology, Dr. Mathewson pursed his Masters and Doctoral degrees at the University of Arizona. After obtaining his doctorate, Dr. Mathewson joined the Texas Engineering Extension Service; an extension of Texas A&M that offers training programs and technical assistance to public safety workers internationally. Dr. Mathewson has been published numerous times over the course of his career. To date, Dr. Mathewson authored a textbook in Engineering Geology, edited four technical volumes, published over 90 technical papers, and has presented over 500 papers. In 2013, Dr. Mathewson presented a paper entitled “Professional Ethics for Geoscientists, Engineers, and Other Good Oil People.” or “Is It Ethical To Take Two Desserts?” at the Permian Basin Oil and Gas Conference and Expo regarding the changing face of professional ethics in the field. In recognition of his service, The Association of Environmental and Engineering Geologists Foundation offers a scholarship in his name, the Christopher C. Mathewson Texas Section Scholarship Fund.

Professionally, Dr. Mathewson’s many affiliations include the Texas Board of Professional Geoscientists, the American Society of Civil Engineers, the Society of American Military Engineers, American Association of Petroleum Geologists, the International Association of Engineering Geologists, and the Council of Examiners of the National Association of State Boards of Geology. Dr. Mathewson has previously served as President for the Association of Environmental and Engineering Geologists, the American Geosciences Institute and the Association of Environmental and Engineering Geologists.

Although he has now retired, Dr. Mathewson has not left the field. Dr. Mathewson remains actively engaged in the field he has dedicated his professional life to, serving as a Regents Professor Emeritus and Senior Professor of Geology at Texas A&M University as well as consultant and lecturer