Jason R. Price, Ph.D., LPG

Jason R. Price, Ph.D., LPG

Senior Geologist / Springfield, IL Laboratory Manager E: jprice@bowser-morner.com

Jason Price, Ph.D., is an Illinois Licensed Professional Geologist who has been conducting geological research and managing research laboratories for nearly 20 years. Jason is responsible for managing Bowser-Morner’s Springfield, Illinois office, which includes the Springfield, Illinois Laboratory. Jason has a B.S. in Geology from Northern Illinois University and an M.S. and Ph.D. in Geological Sciences from Michigan State University.


Prior to returning to graduate school, Jason worked as an environmental consultant where he managed projects involving leaking underground storage tanks (LUST) and EPA Superfund sites involving agrichemical releases. While a graduate student he managed the Sedimentary Petrology Laboratory in the Department of Geological Sciences at Michigan State University. His responsibilities included supervising proper operation and maintenance of numerous analytical instruments, ensuring that all users were properly trained with respect to laboratory safety and operation of the instrumentation, and schedules were followed.  During his 15-year faculty tenure in higher education Jason established and managed Earth surface processes research laboratories which included use by undergraduate students and colleagues.  These laboratories primarily focused on preparation and analyses of surface water, soils, and lake sediments.


Jason’s publication record includes 16 peer-reviewed papers addressing all aspects of the Earth’s surface. Topics include natural and human influences on stream water chemistry, soil formation, and the influence of ancient climate on high-elevation aquatic ecosystems as recorded in lake sediments.  He is a member of the American Quaternary Association, the Geochemical Society, the Geological Society of America, the International Association of Limnogeology, and the Mineralogical Society of America.


In his spare time, Jason enjoys spending time with his family, being a major DIY-er who enjoys working on his house, conducting geological research, being outside biking, hiking, or snowshoeing, and cheering on Michigan State Spartan athletic teams.  Go green!