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Item 1019: 01019_Rabinowitz, Philip_MMS/BOEM

 Item — Box: 17

Interviewer: Tyler Priest

Affiliation: University of Houston

Dr. Phil Rabinowitz is a former professor of Oceanography and Geology & Geophysics in the College of Geosciences, at Texas A&M University. Throughout his career, Rabinowitz has taught and completed extensive research in the areas of marine geology and geophysics, plate tectonic reconstruction, and scientific ocean drilling. He was named a Regents Professor by the Texas A&M Board of Regents in 2004 and held the D. B. Harris Chair in Geophysics. Rabinowitz came to Texas A&M University in 1981 as a professor of Oceanography. Prior to that, he was a senior research associate at Lamont-Doherty Geological Observatory of Columbia University in Palisades, New York, where he earned his doctorate in marine geophysics. After joining the faculty at A&M, Rabinowitz served as director of the Ocean Drilling Program from 1983 to 1995, was named professor of Geophysics in 1988, served as interim head of the Department of Geophysics from 1993 to 1994, and was head of the Department of Geology & Geophysics from 1994 to 1998.


  • 1996-2017

Conditions Governing Access

Open for research.

Oral history interviews are only available for use when the University of Houston Libraries is in possession of a release form signed by both interviewee and interviewer allowing for such access.


From the Collection: 25.0 linear feet

Repository Details

Part of the University of Houston Libraries Special Collections Repository

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