Faculty Profile: Leslie Kanat

Leslie KanatLeslie Kanat joined the faculty at Johnson State College in 1988. Since then, he has taught a wide variety of computer and undergraduate geology courses at the College as well as served as chair of the Faculty Assembly for two years. When not in the classroom, Leslie has conducted geological fieldwork in the Norwegian Arctic Archipelago of Svalbard and the Saualpe of Austria; mapped bryophytes in the high Andes of Bolivia; and worked on underground contaminant releases in the Seward Peninsula of Alaska.

He received his Ph.D. in the Earth Sciences at the University of Cambridge, England, and was supported by Fulbright Scholarships. In 2004, he received the Distinguished Faculty Member of the Year award and he was recognized with the Excellence in Advisor's Award in 2003. Leslie enjoys SCUBA diving, travel, and his role as an award-winning volunteer firefighter specialist with the Underhill-Jericho Fire Department. He is a School Board member for the Mt. Mansfield Union High School Board, husband, father, avid gardener, photographer and Web site designer. He also finds time for hiking in the Green Mountains of Vermont.

Dr. Kanat is the coordinator of the START scholarship opportunity at JSC.

See Dr. Kanat's academic web pages.

Contact Information:

Bentley Hall, Room 307

Johnson State College
337 College Road
Johnson, VT 05656